Spirit of BermudaSpirit of Bermuda is a National Icon, symbolizing our maritime heritage. Sailing aboard Spirit is an experience of a lifetime, and also helps to ensure sustainability of our youth development programme.

Changing Lives, One Voyage at a Time, Over Time

The purpose-built sail training vessel is based on civilian schooners constructed by Bermudians, enslaved and free, in the 19th century prior to the Emancipation of Slavery in the British Empire. The original hull shape was adapted from the Bermuda-built RN Shamrock class, fast Dispatch and patrol vessels that ran from the RN Dockyard northwest to Halifax and southwest to Jamaica to contain the rebel colonies. The Bermuda rig was innovated on the coastal sloops that abounded between the 17th and early 19th centuries. Faced with impassable pathways ashore, locals had evolved the lateen rig to short-tack upwind around the island and to the fishing banks windward of Bermuda.

Bermuda Sloop Foundation recognizes that children learn differently, and many of Bermuda’s youths do not acquire information optimally in a traditional classroom setting.

On board our floating classroom, Spirit of Bermuda, we provide character and educational development for these and other Bermuda youth using the unique attributes of structured experiential learning through sail training (learning by doing).

By providing this alternative learning environment, we strive to increase their positive life outcomes, and to create awareness of and pathways to technical, mechanical and marine-related careers for young Bermudians.

To learn more about being a Tall Ship Trainee during Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and visit Sail On Board.

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Voice: (441) 296-2238

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Washington Properties
Washington Mall
1st Floor
7 Reid Street
Hamilton

Mailing Address

P.O. Box HM 703
Hamilton HM CX
Bermuda

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