Pacific Swift (ship)

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Pacific Swift under sail
Name: Pacific Swift
Operator: S.A.L.T.S. Sail and Life Training Society
Builder: S.A.L.T.S. Sail and Life Training Society
Laid down: Expo 86, Vancouver BC
Launched: 1986
In service: March – October
Out of service: November – February
Homeport: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
General characteristics
Displacement: 98 Tonnes
Length: 111 ft (34 m) (sparred)
Beam: 20 ft 6 in (6.25 m)
Draught: 10 ft 6 in (3.20 m)
Propulsion: 6-cylinder Isuzu diesel, 160 hp approx.
Sail plan: Square topsail schooner
  • 13.5 kt (25 km/h) under sail;
  • 6 kt (11 km/h) under engine
Boats & landing
craft carried:
3 dories, 1 Zodiac
Complement: 6 crew, 30 trainees

The Pacific Swift is a square topsail schooner, built by S.A.L.T.S. as a working exhibit at Expo '86 in Vancouver, British Columbia. She provides 5- to 10-day sail training programs for young people and day sails for S.A.L.T.S. members around Vancouver Island and along the coast of British Columbia.

The Pacific Swift has completed four offshore voyages, some of more than a year in duration. Her offshore travels have taken her to Australia and Europe, to remote communities on Easter and Pitcairn Island, and to many other far-flung ports of call. She has logged over 100,000 nautical miles (190,000 km).

Pacific Swift has a sparred length of 34 m, total sail area of 510 sq m and weighs 71.45 gross tons[1]. The Swift is a traditional tall ship which requires manpower to sail[2].


Office and Shipyard Staff[3]
Loren Hagerty Executive Director
Meghan Kort Communications Coordinator
David Eggert Operations Manager
Glynis Gittens Administrative Assistant
Sherilyn Thomson Booking Manager
Chris Barritt Shoreside Support Manager
Patrick Sharman Shop Foreman
Ship's Crew [4]
Tristan Hedley Master
Steve Atkinson First Mate
Cayla Wolever Watch Officer
Saidy Coyne Watch Officer
Brock McNeill Bosun
Trinda McNeill Cook


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Rowe, Nigel (2014). Tall Ships Today. London: Bloomsbury. p. 118. ISBN 9781472903488.
  2. ^ Saracuse, Tara (2011). Island Kids. E-book: Brindle & Glass. ISBN 1897142439.
  3. ^ [1] Archived September 27, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^

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