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Providing youth with the opportunity to reach new heights for more than 30 years!

The Captain Thomas and Jeanne Fuller Bursary Fund exists to ensure that youth who would like to set sail are not left ashore for lack of funds. Download the 2021 Bursary Application and submit it with your registration form.  The office will be in touch to arrange an in-person or phone meeting with the youth and a parent/guardian.

The late Captain Thomas. G. Fuller DSC**, renowned WWII Navy Captain and “Pirate of the Adriatic” designed and built the Fair Jeanne in his backyard, naming the vessel after his beautiful wife. It is by their example that tall ship sailing with Bytown Brigantine Tall Ships Adventure continues builds confidence and self-esteem, inspires leadership and good citizenship while fostering life-long friendships between youth.

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As founding patron of Tall Ships Adventure, Jeanne Fuller’s generosity has ensured that no youth was left ashore for want of funds for over 30 years.

On Sunday, December 17th, 2017 in the warm glow of the sunset and evening star at The Moorings surrounded by her loving family while overlooking Britannia Bay, Jeanne Fuller crossed the bar reuniting with her beloved husband, Captain T.G. Fuller – together for eternity.

A wonderful life indeed. Her example of unconditional love, kindness, generosity, and sense of the moment will be commended to our hearts and enrich our lives for all the rest of our days.

Jeanne Fuller 

August 1930 - December 2017

Now, the Captain Thomas & Jeanne Fuller Bursary Fund will honour their combined legacy of leadership, resourcefulness, confidence, kindness and generosity.

Fair winds & following seas Mrs. Fuller, your Bytown family, including the 1000’s of youth that sailed aboard your ships will not soon forget how you helped us all to reach new heights.

Donations to the Captain Thomas & Jeanne Fuller Bursary Fund in memory of Mrs. Fuller are graciously accepted here.  A card will be mailed to the family on your behalf. 100% of all funds donated are used to support youth who would otherwise not have the opportunity to reach new heights sailing aboard the tall ships Fair Jeanne or Black Jack. Tall Ships Adventure is a Canadian registered charity, 118822253RR0001




Ships2Shores is a pan-Canadian youth-led initiative developed by the Broad Reach Foundation, with support from the Government of Canada. Ships2Shores provides opportunities for young people on ships in summer 2021, on shore and online to share knowledge and experiences of sailing, coastal communities, the marine economy, history and heritage, and encourage civic engagement and youth service.


The Ships2Shores Sailing Access Fund aims to provide Canadian youth aged 12-30 with the opportunity to experience the adventure and wonder of sailing by covering some or all fees associated with participation in Canadian tall ship sail training programs. Ships2Shores promotes diversity and inclusion aboard participating vessels by encouraging all eligible youth to apply, regardless of ability, ethnicity, gender, or sexual orientation.  To complete the application here.

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Earn a scholarship by taking Bytown Brigantine's Year-Long Training and High School Credit Courses

Delivered from September 2020 to June 2021 – in an online and in-house setting with 114 hours of teaching engagement plus 20 volunteer hours. Successful completion will result in a scholarship program aboard Black Jack or Fair Jeanne (2021).

Additionally, and as part of this year long learning opportunity, trainees with a passing grade may qualify for a sailing scholarship to go towards the next sailing season and can be applied to a future sailing experience within 24 months using the scale seen below:

90% and above = $250 credit

80% to 89% average = $150 credit

70% to 79% average = $100 credit

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