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Sailing Access Fund

Ships2Shores is committed to addressing the socioeconomic barriers associated with marine programming to encourage equitable access for all youth. The Ships2Shores Sailing Access Fund allows youth aged 12-30 who would otherwise not be able to participate to experience the adventure and wonder of sailing  by covering some or all fees associated with participation in sail training programs. Ships2Shores promotes diversity and inclusion aboard participating vessels and encourages all eligible youth to apply, regardless of ability, ethnicity, gender, or sexual orientation.

We are looking forward to reviewing your application and getting you on a Tall Ship in 2021!

Before filling out our application form, be sure to check out our partner sail training organizations and visit their websites by clicking on their images below to learn more about pricing, trip dates and all of the details you will need to fill out the application in its entirety. Go beyond just the trip fees and look at their videos and social media accounts as well to give you a sense of what the programs are like! We exclusively offer funding for these 5 partner organizations so be sure to be ready with your first, second and third choice of which organization you would like to sail with! We note that Écomaris is not available for selection as they have a specific application process. Please contact them directly if you would like to be part of their programming.

This application has four sections, 1. Applicant information 2. About you (written portion)  3. Financial Information 4. Reference. As we request a description of your financial situation and for a reference, please ask for your parent’s or a guardian’s help with this section if needed. However, please ensure the written portion is your original work and complete all sections to the best of your ability. If you are unsure of how to respond to a question, feel free to contact us using the contact form on our website

TS Playfair

Hamilton

Ages 12-18 & 19+

Saint Lawrence II

Kingston

Ages 13-19

Fair Jeanne
& Blackjack

Ottawa

Ages 12-18

EcoMaris

Montreal

Ages 18-30

Pacific Swift
& Pacific Grace

Victoria

Ages 13-25

Applicant Information

Applicants mus be age 12 - 30 on 2021-06-01

About You

We'd like to get to know you as a person and encourage you to be candid in your responses.
Where would you like to sail?

Financial Information

Please help us understand your financial situation. Please provide us with an accurate and factual statement.

Reference

Please send a reference letter/paragraph from a person who knows you (parent/guardian, community member, teacher) describing their relationship to you and why you are a deserving applicant for the Sailing Access Fund. Please send emails with subject line [Your Name: Sailing Access Fund] to info@ships2shores.ca.