Need-based financial assistance is available through the Todd Wilkins Scholarship Fund. Inquire during the registration process for more information.
* Thank you for registering online with Mystic Seaport. You will receive a confirmation email within one working day of submitting your form. If you do not receive a confirmation within this time, please call 860-572-5322 Monday through Friday 8AM to 4PM.
Teen Sailing Programs aboard Schooner Brilliant
Coed, Ages 15 - 18
Experience the adventure and challenge of sailing while visiting New England harbors and towns aboard schooner Brilliant. Nine teenage participants, on either five- or ten-day voyages, work together under the guidance of the professional crew to safely sail hundreds of miles and learn traditional seamanship skills.
The Brilliant program focuses on educating participants about sail handling and theory, teamwork, being a good shipmate, stewardship, navigation, and proper seamanship. All teens are expected to fully participate in all aspects of daily vessel operations from hauling on lines and steering to helping in the galley.
Participants must be physically fit and agile as well as competent swimmers to take part in the sailing program. Once you reserve a berth aboard Brilliant, you will be sent a health form, letter of agreement, and a booklet of information outlining what to bring, arrival information, as well as many other details. No previous sailing experience is necessary. All voyages begin at 9 a.m. and end at 4 p.m.
2013 Five-Day Programs - Teens (ages 15-18)
All voyages begin at 9 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. Program Costs - member: $920 / non-member: $970
- June 10-14 — SOLD OUT!
- June 17-21
- June 24-28
- July 1-5
- July 8-12
- July 15-19
2013 Ten-Day Programs - Teens (ages 15-18)
All voyages begin Monday at 9 a.m. and end Wednesday at 4 p.m. Program Costs - member: $1,870 / non-member: $1,920
- July 22-31 - Sail begins and ends in Mystic, Connecticut.
- August 5-14 - Sail begins and ends in Mystic, Connecticut.
Brilliant is also available for charters to schools, scout groups and other organizations. Please visit our charter page for details.
Cancellation Policy and Statement of Responsibility
Please read carefully: Full payment must accompany your registration. Mystic Seaport reserves the right to cancel the program in case of bad weather, mechanical problems or other unforeseen circumstances. In such cases, your payment will be returned. If you cancel 30 days prior to sailing time, your payment, less a 25% administrative fee, will be returned. No refund will be given if you cancel within 30 days of sailing time. Cancellations and requests for refunds must be in writing. Please send to: Reservations, Mystic Seaport, P.O. Box 6000, Mystic, CT 06355-0990, or firstname.lastname@example.org
Financial Assistance Available
The Todd Wilkins Scholarship Fund was created as an endowment in 2003 in memory of Todd Wilkins, an exuberant and avid sailor. To perpetuate Todd's spirit and honor his memory this endowment provides scholarships to allow other young people to experience the same opportunities Todd enjoyed. Click here for more information.