Teen Sailing Programs aboard Brilliant

Give your teenager a Brilliant experience. Experience the adventure and challenge of sailing while visiting New England harbors and towns aboard schooner Brilliant. Nine teenage participants 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, and other details. No previous sailing experience is necessary.

2015 Brilliant Programs — For ages 15-18

Five-Day Programs - Voyages depart Mystic Seaport at 9 a.m. and return to the Museum at 4 p.m. Program cost: Member: $920 / Non-member: $970

Eight-Day Program - Voyage starts and finishes at noon. Program cost: Member: $1,490 / Non-member: $1,540

Ten-Day Program - Voyage departs at 9 a.m. and returns at 4 p.m. Program cost: Member: $1,870 / Non-member: $1,920