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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, on either five- or 10-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 15-18 years old 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 a booklet of information outlining what to bring, arrival information, as well as many other details. No previous sailing experience is necessary. Students board at 9 a.m. the first day of the program and disembark at 3 p.m. on the last day. The vessel anchors each night in various ports during multi-day programs.

2020 Teen Brilliant Programs

Regretfully, all programs have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.