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Keep the Tall Ship fun going all Winter long, AND learn a thing or two!


Don't wait until next summer to see your friends and to make new ones! Would you like to enrich your sailing skills and reach ahead in your logbook?


If yes, then this program is for you!


This Winter 2023 Tall Ships Adventure is providing a fun and engaging opportunity to further develop skills learned during the summer sailing season. From logbook lessons to hands-on experience, there is something new for everyone to learn! 

This year, all lessons are planned to be in-person in Ottawa.

We're happy to offer participants the chance to take unique courses that give them valuable seamanship skills.


Having these skills, and getting this unique experience prepares students for the Transport Canada qualifications required of a professional crew! Specific skills, topics and certifications that will be covered include:

•       Advanced Marine First Aid certification 
•       Radio Operator License (ROM-M)
•       Chart work and navigation training 
•       Collision regulations (or how to avoid collisions!)
•       Skills needed to acquire your PCOC 
•       Ditty bag making 
•       WHMIS training 

Students also develop problem-solving and analytical skills, work on planning, setting, and achieving goals, as well as developing character, a sense of self, and how to be a contributing member of a dynamic team.


We don't want to toot our own horn, but on top of having a boat load of fun, we are helping prepare students for a career on the water, and find a lifelong passion. 

2023 Winter Program Dates are on the weekends of:

- January 06th-08th

- January 20th-22nd

- February 03rd- 05th

- February 17th- 19th

- March 03rd-05th

- March 17th-19th

- March 31st-April 02nd

- April 14th-16th


At the moment, signing up is still through emailing us and bringing in a cheque for the weekend. Email us at Location will be at our BBI office, at 2700 Queensview Dr, Ottawa, ON K2B 8H6 - arrival is any time after 6:30. Cost is $100.00 per weekend and includes all your meals. You can choose which weekends to participate in.


In January we will start with shop work where we will teach how to maintain the ship’s block and tackle and we will do wood work to shape new Belaying Pins.

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While you're here, check out our scholarships that can be used on the winter program prices!

winter prgram registration
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