To practice, share, and encourage the rise of skills of the sea including traditional boatbuilding, sailing, rowing, and seamanship.
To encourage and stimulate:
• personal development through challenge
• perseverance and self-reliance
• initiative and creativity
• community building and social responsibility
• the spirit of adventure
• fitness of mind and body
• vocational, cultural and social life skills
• international understanding and awareness
• interest in local and global maritime heritage
About ATLANTIC CHALLENGE CANADA
We're part of an organization that spans the world and provides an opportunity every two years to bring the various groups together in a friendly Contest of Seamanship. The youth involved in the program learn to row and sail a 38’ captain’s gig, building a team, making new friendships, a new understanding and trust that develops them in to ambassadors representing their country.
Throughout the world, programs like the one in Canada offer opportunities for youth to continually learn to adapt and overcome each challenge they encounter along their course. Skills are developed through participants exploring their personal boundaries, both physically and mentally in a controlled and safe manner.
Each year, we offer training opportunities to youth from across Canada in our programs and to develop new skills. The majority of these programs have been in Ontario although youth travel around the world to participate with other member organizations.