STV Pathfinder returns to Sail Training in Hamilton Harbour Thanks to Breakwater Investments

Brigs Youth Sail Training (Brigs) has announced, through the generous support of Blair McKeil of Breakwater Investments, the tall ship STV Pathfinder will return to sail training in 2022.

Following an extensive refit, Pathfinder will rejoin her sister ship TS Playfair in Brigs’ homeport of Hamilton, Ontario. Together, the two Brigantines will offer sail training courses to youth and adults. Brigs, a 60 year old not-for-profit organization, will operate the tall ships and offer over 350 spots annually for new trainees to come on board starting in the summer of 2022.

Commissioned in 1963, STV Pathfinder was one of Canada’s first specially designed sail training ships. Thousands of young people have learned to sail on her and many graduates of Brigs’ sailing programs have gone into marine careers.

More information is available at, Facebook and Instagram @brigs.sailing.

Green Marine

Did you know? HOPA is a founding member of the Green Marine industry environmental program, North America’s leading environmental certification program for the maritime industry. You can find HOPA’s most recent Green Marine results and read about other sustainability initiatives at the Ports of Hamilton & Oshawa in the 2020 Sustainably Report at