Winter Program

Work Parties, Shore-Based Training & Certification

YOUTH – Thursdays and Saturdays
The Bytown Brigantine Winter Program invites crew and trainees to work on their logbooks, help with ship maintenance and participate in training and certification programs.  Earn volunteer hours and prepare for 2018 amazing voyages!

Download the handout with full descriptions.


March Break Camp
March 11 – 16, 2018
Bronze Medallion or Bronze Cross certification, Tag Zone, rock climbing, shop work, log book learning and fun times for all.
Participants will be sleeping on the bunk barge at Britannia Yacht Club with activities occurring there, at the Bytown office and around the city.
$300 includes HST, course and event registration and all meals.
Please bring PRESTO card or bus pass money.

March Break Camp Registration Form
Coyote Climbing Gym Waiver Form


Duke of Edinburgh Award

We also encourage all trainees and crew ages 14-24 to register for the Duke of Edinburgh Award right away and count their winter volunteer hours and skills learning toward the Bronze Award before the end of the summer. We will help you meet the requirements to earn this prestigious award.

Download the BBI / Duke of Edinburgh handout
Register for the Duke of Edinburgh Award

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Work Parties

Integral to ship maintenance and program development, work parties allow crew, trainees & volunteers to work on logbook items and count volunteer hours.


BBI in-house training welcomes crew and senior trainees who are looking for various certifications recommended or required to work aboard our Tall Ships.

Social Events

Welcoming people to the office for the pancake breakfast,¬†shaking off the cobwebs on a preseason sail, a night out at the movies all fall into this “fun” category.