Sail Training Program

Sail Explore

TSA Logos_combine2010 Recipient of Tall Ships(R) America Sail Training Program of the Year

Sail, Explore, Experience- Sign on for Adventure!

2016 Trainee Schedule and Application now Available!

You Can Sail Niagara in 2016 — Ask Us How!

Getting to sail on the Niagara was one of the greatest experiences of my life. I did things I never thought I could do. Working ‘aloft’ ninety feet above the water, under sail and a full moon—the history and the seamanship—it was like stepping back in time. My body hurt. My hands were raw and my head ached and I would go back on tomorrow if I could. Some experiences are just worth it. I’ll never forget my time on the Niagara.

 The crew was inspiring. I saw amazing things every day. In a world growing ever more virtual, the tactile experience of what it takes to sail a square-rigger and what it means to push yourself for good of the ship was worth every rope burn and sleepless night. I know that my time on Niagara will stay with me for the rest of my life.   – Vanessa V, 2013 Niagara Trainee

The U.S. Brig Niagara’s cornerstone curriculum is its live-aboard sail training program. Open to anyone age 14 or over, Niagara’s itineraries include programs specifically designed for high school students, college students, and adults of any age.

General information on Niagara’s Live-Aboard Sail Training Program, click here:

Trainee Overview

For the 2016 Schedule, click here:

2016 Trainee Schedule

For Information on how to apply, FAQs and Packing List, click here:

Preliminary Information and Packing List for Trainees

To Apply, use the forms below:

Student Application

Student Contract

Medical Record

Additional forms for applicants under the age 18

Medication and International Travel Authorization Forms for Minors


For more information about Niagara’s Sail Training Program, contact Joseph Lengieza, Marine Operations at 814.452.2744 ext. 214 or