Playfair was designed and built as a sail-training vessel by Francis A. McLachlan, the naval architect behind St.Lawrence II. The brigantine was launched in Kingston, Ontario in 1973 during a Royal visit. Her majesty Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip attended her naming ceremony and Playfair became the first Canadian tall ship to be christened by a reigning monarch.
Playfair is operated by Toronto Brigantine, a Toronto charity committed to helping young people gain confidence and leadership skills through sailing. Modeled after St.Lawrence II’s renowned sail-training program, The Toronto Brigantine offers 4-14 day courses for youth ages 13-18. In addition to sailing, students also learn about environmentally sustainable practices and gain an appreciation for the rich marine heritage of the Great Lakes.
Vessel Type: Sail-training vessel
Home Port: Toronto, ON
Sail area: 2,600 square feet
Sparred length: 72’
Power: Volvo D5A TA
Hull: Welded steel
Boarding passes go on sale in early 2019. A boarding pass gets you on board all of the visiting ships for one day. Prices increase after June 1st, 2019.