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FAIR JEANNE

 

Adventure and Explore

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So, are you ready to set sail? To challenge your resilience,

test your mental toughness, and learn in the most

adventurous classroom in the world?

Make new friends, explore new places, and discover

the amazing life of a tall ship sailing.

 Working with our crew, YOU and your new friends will sail

the ship and every day is a new adventure filled

with possibilities.

 

Whether you spend the whole summer

with us or a few weeks - you will have memories and

friendships to last a lifetime!

Through experiential learning and team building

the lessons learned & and the bonds forged will translate

into personal growth and success.

 

 

MAKE NEW FRIENDS, LIVE THE ADVENTURE AND

LEARN TO SAIL!

No Prior Experience Needed.  Ages 14 - 18. ​

FJ1: Embark on this 10-day adventure, we will explore the 1000 Islands in Canada and US waters. Your temporary home on the water, where you will eat, sleep, and breathe tall ships for the next 10 days will become your sanctuary and launchpad for grand adventures. The wind will set our course as we explore historic lighthouses, castles, and secluded bays. Whether you are a complete novice or returning trainee looking to enhance your skills our programs have been specifically designed to ensure an exciting, exacting, and exhilarating seafaring experience. Most importantly those participating work as a team within a routine environment of ‘watches’ and are challenged to undertake new tasks.  While gathering sea time, qualifications and work experience voyage crew will be learning skills that will benefit them in any employment in the industry. 

FJ 1:10-day voyage: July 3-12, 2024 
Brockville-Kingston

Program Highlights:

  • Experiential, hands-on leadership and team building opportunities

  • No prior experience necessary

  • Complete Duke of Ed Adventurous Journey

  • Gathering sea time & qualifications

  • Bursary & Scholarships Available

FJ3:This summer program for is a perfect chance to build leadership skills and discover the best that Great Lakes and St Lawrence has to offer!  While living on board, our sail training voyages combine the art of traditional tall ship sailing, team building, and leadership development into a once in a lifetime adventure. You will become the next generation of sailors to fully immerse themselves in shipboard life with the emphasis on fun. You become part of the crew as the entire team must come together to work the sails. You will not find any modern sailing conveniences like winches and self-furling sails here! Yet, below the decks, the galley is modern, and the food is plentiful. From the moment you step aboard, you will quickly learn that it is our diversity, not sameness that is critical to move the ship. Most importantly those participating work as a team within a routine environment of ‘watches’ and are challenged to undertake new tasks.  While gathering sea time, qualifications and work experience voyage crew will be learning skills that will benefit you at home, school and work

fj 3:7-day voyage: August 1-7, 2024 Kingston-Brockville

Program Highlights:

  • Experiential, hands-on leadership and team building opportunities

  • No prior experience necessary.

  • Complete Duke of Ed Adventurous Journey

  • Gathering sea time & qualifications

  • Bursary & Scholarships Available

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FJ2: Imagine embarking on this 14-day voyage where the SV Fair Jeanne is the classroom. Our destination each day is directed by the wind, the waves & the weather. Discover unfamiliar places and meet new people: Make friends with like-minded peers who share your passion. Boost your future career prospects: This is your opportunity to gain critical professional and leadership skills with a global impact. The lake is home to a wide variety of wildlife, including eagles, ospreys, and herons. We explore the islands and see the historic castles and lighthouses that dot the shoreline. There will always be an opportunity to learn more: from sail handling; to steering the ship; to keeping a log, to making repairs, to cooking and to achieving higher levels in your logbook! Our Captain and Crew teach you skills so you can take the helm, set the course and steer. Be part of a team where no matter how skillful you are you rely on each other because no one can sail the ship alone.

FJ 2:14-day high school credit voyage July 15-28, 2024
Kingston-Kingston

Program Highlights:

  • Experiential, hands-on leadership and team building opportunities

  • Earn your high school credit

  • Complete Duke of Ed Adventurous Journey

  • No prior experience necessary

  • Bursary & scholarships available.

FJ4:  Journey with a purpose!your classroom is aboard a 110 ft Tall Ship ‘SV Fair Jeanne’, a unique platform known for developing leadership through a demanding yet rewarding environment. Be part of a team where no matter how skillful you are you rely on each other because you cannot sail the ship alone. Living aboard combines the art of traditional tall ship sailing, team building, and leadership development into a once in a lifetime adventure. The wind, waves and weather direct our learning. Our teacher/crew and captain are mentors who provide a compass for learning. Together, they collaborate in the curriculum's design and delivery, in accordance with the Ministry of Education. Bytown Brigantine Academy fosters a growth mindset, develops social & emotional competencies, conflict resolution, interpersonal & leadership skills.

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fj4:14-day high school credit voyage: August 13-26, 2024
Brockville-Brockville

Program Highlights:

  • Experiential, hands-on leadership and team-building opportunities

  • Earn your high school credit

  • Complete Duke of Ed Adventurous Journey

  • No prior experience is necessary

  • Gathering sea time & and qualifications

  • Bursary & Scholarships Available

Hands-on leadership and team development. A group on a tall ships adventure acts breaks down hierarchies, nurtures communication, and fosters a sense of shared achievement. By working together to overcome challenges, you can form bonds that translate into stronger teams in school. Navigate life's stormy seas with humility, tenacity, and an unwavering spirit. Our adventures offer a unique, immersive platform to foster critical skills, providing a setting that challenges us, teaches us, and ultimately transforms us. 

Tuition is all-inclusive: Scholarships and Bursaries are available. 

Please note that Ports we may visit include both Canada and the US. Passports will be required.

 

voyages with a purpose

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Sail training requires participants to confront many demanding challenges, both physical, social, and emotional.  Being part of a voyage inspires self-confidence, resiliency, respect for self, for others and the environment.  

It promotes an acceptance of others whatever their socio-economic or cultural background maybe. Throughout our sailing voyages, expect each day to be unique and unrepeatable, holding opportunities to experience new activities and learn about the world, about others and about yourself.  When you undertake sail training on Tall Ships, it is a positive life-changing experience.

 Celebrating 40 Years 

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