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Tag Archives: Tall Ship Sailing

James Myatt Bursaries 2016

The James Myatt Bursaries for Europe 2016 Program has been announced. The James Myatt Trust in cooperation with STI and the CSTA is offering up the chance for two Canadian youth to go sailing in Europe again this summer from Saturday August 13 – Sunday August 28.   Taking advantage of the beautiful South Coast of […]

Tall Ships Adventure – Summer Camp Open House

We’re hosting an Open House! Saturday March 5th, 2016 from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm 2700 Queensview Drive, Ottawa Ontario, K2B 8H6 Learn about: • Cool overnight summer camps for youth ages 12-14 on the Tall Ship Black Jack • Voyages for teens with options for summer school credit, kayaking & scuba on the Fair […]

A Most Excellent Sailing Day

Steve Elson has regularly sailed on the Fair Jeanne Adult Voyages.   He submitted this story for the blog.  Thanks Steve! Thanks to my recent retirement and a desire to visit one of our sons and his family in New Zealand, my wife Carol and I were able to spend some 49 days in New Zealand […]

2015 Adult Voyage

The success of the Adult Voyage program is measured as much by the development of the personal qualities of the participants as by the degree of their sailing proficiency. Learning is a two-way process requiring the active participation of the learner, supported by the crew who lead by example and demonstration as much as by […]

Just Off The Wireless

On August 27 2015, Bytown Brigantine’s patron, Mrs. J. Fuller, celebrated her 85th birthday.   Her celebration was organized by her youngest son, Simon and his brothers William, Tony and Mark and their families.  The celebration, and what a celebration, was carried out at the Tall Ships Landing condominium in Brockville. This celebration with approximately 100 […]

2015 Training Awards

This year we had a total of 67 new trainees who joined our training vessel “Black Jack” for a total of nine, 5-day voyages, plus one mid-September voyage for the Girl Guides.  Of this group, a number of newly appointed Deckhands moved upward to the Ordinary Seaman level and, I believe, a number moved onto […]

The Ship’s Log

Good day folks!   It seems to me like “last week” we were in the process of launching and rigging our two sailing vessels.   The Black Jack’s home port of course is Britannia Yacht Club on Lake Duschene on the Ottawa River and the Fair Jeanne’s new home port is at the Tall Ships Landing at […]

Sea Story: The Nelson Touch

I am sure that every red blooded sea farer that has sailed the 7 seas has read about or seen old sea movies and heard of Admiral Lord Nelson of the long yesteryear British navy.   This lasted up to the end of WWI who ruled the seas almost worldwide (the old British Commonwealth).  This long […]

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