*Take the helm and hoist the sails aboard Playfair. The vessel is one of three youth sailing vessels offering tall ship adventures to the public on June 28. Sail-training experiences will also be available on Fair Jeanne and St. Lawrence II. This is the only opportunity for visitors to have a sail-away experience. The ships will set sail from Harbour Square Park at 4:00 pm. There are a limited number of berths on each ship. Tickets can be purchased here.
Playfair will be docked in Harbour Square Park.
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
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