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Adult Sailing Programs aboard BRILLIANT

Schooner BRILLIANT at seaJoin other adults and the professional crew aboard Brilliant for a hands-on sailing program, full-participation, sailing experience aboard a classic yacht. Learn to sail a 61-foot schooner while cruising local waters and visiting scenic anchorages and towns. You’ll become part of the crew as you raise sails, haul on lines, steer, help in the galley, and learn traditional seamanship. 

Common ports of call may include Block Island, R.I., and Shelter Island, N.Y. The nightly anchorages are weather dependent and at the Captain’s discretion. When space and weather permit, Brilliant will lay to a dock permitting shore leave for the crew. While Brilliant has modern safety and navigation equipment, her accommodations are true to her original construction providing open sleeping quarters and traditional heads.

We offer a variety of programs to suit your needs. The day sails are geared toward novice sailors, while the multi-day trips are a great opportunity for the more adventurous participants to try overnight experience in protected waters. The coastal passages are for the more physically fit, experienced sailors with great attitudes.

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 and handbook outlining what to bring, arrival information, as well as many other details. Participants must be at least 16 years old to sail on one-day trips and at least 19 years old to sail on two- and three-day trips. No previous sailing experience is necessary.

2020 Brilliant Fall Adult Sails

Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic Brilliant will not be sailing in 2020.