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.

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

ADULTS
We have a winter program just for you. Please scroll down for more information.

 

Work Parties

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

Training

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.

Winter Program - Maintenance & Training (scroll down for adult program)

There is a chill in the air and the ship’s and their boats love your attention to detail during ship maintenance. This is hands-on work.  We are also focused on your off-season personal development in both marine knowledge and “camp counsellor” type duties.

Unless otherwise indicated, all multi-day programs offer sleepover and meals each day. You may also choose to go home each day. Pre-registration is REQUIRED for all overnight programs so we can prepare food for everyone.

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Sat Jan 13Sat Jan 13BBI Office9:00 - 4:0012 - 18$0.00
Turnbuckles & chuckles and shop work - learn all about the blocks, take them apart, refurbish them, learn what line goes where and what it does. As always, logbook work & fun built into the program
Fri Feb 2Sun Feb 4BBI Office5:00 Fri - 4:00 Sun12 - 18$20.00
Do you know where you are going? Navigation weekend & shop work. Take time to plan your route before you set sail for adventure. This will be preparation for the navigation exams but also great practice for recreational sailing.
Fri Feb 16Mon Feb 19BBI Office12:00 Fri - 4:00 Mon12 - 18$40.00
February long weekend fun! Winterlude activities (bring your skates), navigation exams, movie night, shop work and more. Do not miss this great weekend!
Fri Mar 2Sun Mar 4BBI Office5:00 Fri - 4:00 Sun12 - 18$20.00
Get Rigged! Fair Jeanne mancatcher needs to be replaced. You will learn splicing and rebuild the net along with worming, parcelling and serving new cables. Great skill building and required WO seamanship!
Sun Mar 11Fri Mar 16BBI Office9:00 Sun - 4:00 Fri12 - 18$0.00
March Break Camp! Learn to read the clouds and wind with meteorology training, bronze medallion/cross cert, make your own belaying pin to take home and more. Please provide indication of interest so cost can be determined.
Sat Mar 24Sun Mar 25BBI Office8:30-4:30 each day14+$167.00
Standard 1st Aid training weekend (cost includes training and food for weekend). Please register by end of January. Sleepover is a possibility for youth.
Sat Mar 24Sun Mar 25BBI Office8:30 - 5:30 each day16+$179.00
Marine Basic 1st Aid training weekend (cost includes training and food). You MUST show a CDN; please contact the office for guidance. Register by end of January. Sleepover a possibility for youth.

Winter Program - Adults

These 2018 winter work parties are focused on the repair and maintenance of our 27′ Navy whalers and other wood working projects such as turning pins, repairing the helm, making shorter sweeps, etc.  Anyone 18+ is welcome to attend but we really like folks to RSVP if they plan to come.

Further work parties and training in February, March and April will posted in the new year.

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Sat Jan 20Sat Jan 20BBI Office10:00-4:0018+$0.00
Adult program - Focus on 27' Navy whaler repair and maintenance
Sat Jan 27Sat Jan 27BBI Office10:00-4:0018+$0.00
Adult program 3 - Focus on 27' Navy Whaler repair and maintenance
Sat Mar 24Sun Mar 25BBI Office8:30-4:30 each day14+$167.00
Standard 1st Aid training weekend (cost includes training and food for weekend). Please register by end of January. Sleepover is a possibility for youth.
Sat Mar 24Sun Mar 25BBI Office8:30 - 5:30 each day16+$179.00
Marine Basic 1st Aid training weekend (cost includes training and food). You MUST show a CDN; please contact the office for guidance. Register by end of January. Sleepover a possibility for youth.