Each year we offer the opportunity to experience sail training during morning or afternoon day sails aboard our tall ships. The Pacific Swift and the Pacific Grace set sail just outside Victoria’s harbour and give day sail "trainees" a taste of what it is like to be part of the crew. All hands are required to actively help in the work of handling the lines and sails.
Although no previous experience is necessary, there are physical and mental health requirements for safe participation. The number of children (under 13 years of age) permitted aboard a sail training excursion is limited and you will be notified if this limit affects your registration. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and bring their own Transport Canada approved personal flotation device.
SALTS 2017 day sail dates will be posted here in January 2017
In the past our day sails were limited to SALTS members but in 2015, day sails were opened to all members of the community.
REGISTRATION: The opening date for online registration will be posted at the end of January.
PAYMENT: Berth availability will be confirmed by email along with information about how to submit the trip fee and waiver form. Day Sail fees are non-refundable and non-transferable once they are paid and must be paid in full to confirm a reservation.
CANCELLATIONS: Please provide as much notice as possible if you must cancel, and no less than 48 hours notice. It would be a shame for your berth to go empty because we do not have time to fill it. All Day Sail trip fees are non-refundable and non-transferable as soon as they are paid.
BRING: A camera, good footwear, and several layers of warm clothing. It is usually much cooler on the water than at the dock. Smoking and alcohol are not permitted aboard. Cell phones and other electronic devices should be turned off and put away for the duration of the sailing. On the September Day Sail, please bring a lunch and water bottle.
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH REQUIREMENTS: Trainees must be able-bodied and mentally/physically alert and responsive. See our Physical and Mental Health Policy for details.