Tales from the Crew: Discover the World of Tall Ship Sailing
Have you ever wondered what life on board a tall ship is like? Have you ever thought about participating in sail training, but don’t know where to start? Ships2Shores is excited to bring you an opportunity to get a glimpse inside Canada’s sail training world! The Tales from the Crew Series is a chance for youth across Canada with an interest in sailing to connect with those who have experienced the wonders of sailing on board tall ships. Over the coming months, we’ll feature special guests from various Canadian sail training programs, including Picton Castle’s Bosun School, Écomaris, and Bluenose II. You’ll engage with a diverse group of sail training alumni and current participants, hear their exciting stories, and learn more about the opportunities and benefits of life on the water!
In this month’s session, we’ll be speaking to tall ship sailors Leticia, Chloe & Eloise, who have sailed with S.A.L.T.S., Bluenose II, and the Bosun School, amongst others. They’ll have tons of adventures to share!
Chloe MarshallTall Ship Sailor
Chloe recently graduated from Mount Royal University with a degree in Ecotourism and Outdoor Leadership. She started her maritime career in the spring of 2019 as a summer student working on the Bluenose II. As most do, she fell in love with being on the water and even enjoyed all the maintenance work. She came back for a second year and hopes to return for another in 2021. Since then, she has taken courses to open doors and help further her career in the maritime industry.
Leticia TaylorTall Ship Sailor
Leticia is 22-years-old and from Salt Springs Island, BC. She started sailing on tall ships when she was 13 years old on the Pacific grace with the S.A.L.T.S. program. She’s since participated in various sail training programs such as the Jubilee Sailing Trust, the Bluenose II, the Gulden Leeuw with Class Afloat, and Picton Castle’s Bosun School. Some of Leticia’s hobbies include kayaking hiking and camping. When she’s not sailing, she works as a gymnastics coach, barista, bartender and cook.