Pacific Grace, Pacific Swift, and the New Schooner Project
The Pacific Swift and the Pacific Grace are owned and operated by the non-profit S.A.L.T.S. Sail and Life Training Society. Homeport for all vessels is Victoria, B.C, Canada. Stoutly built by S.A.L.T.S. using traditional methods, our ships are maintained to a standard exceeding the requirements of Transport Canada and are equipped with the latest navigational and safety features.
Pacific GraceBuilt at the S.A.L.T.S. Heritage Shipyard in Victoria, the Pacific Grace slipped her lines May 31, 2001 to embark on her maiden voyage. The Pacific Grace completed several successful seasons of coastal programs before embarking in September 2003 on her maiden offshore voyage to the "South Pacific". The Grace also sailed offshore from June 2007-June 2008 (see "Offshore Voyages" for details). When not offshore, she provides 5-10 day sail training programs for young people (and day sails for S.A.L.T.S. members) along the coast of British Columbia.
- Sparred Length: 138' 7"
- Length Overall: 115'
- Beam: 22'
- Draught: 11' 6"
- Displacement: 175 tons
- Rig: Gaff Schooner
- Accommodation 38 berths
- Coastal Complement: 5 crew, 31 trainees
- Offshore Complement: 6 crew, 24 trainees
Built by S.A.L.T.S. as a working exhibit at Expo 86 in Vancouver, British Columbia, the Pacific Swift has sailed over 100,000 deep-sea miles on training voyages for young trainees. Her offshore travels have taken her to Australia and Europe, to remote communities on Easter and Pitcairn Islands, and to many other unusual and far-flung ports of call. When not offshore, she provides 5-10 day sail training programs for young people (and day sails for S.A.L.T.S. members) along the coast of British Columbia.
- Sparred Length: 111'
- Length Overall.: 81'
- Beam: 20' 6"
- Draught: 10' 6"
- Displacement: 98 tons
- Rig: Topsail Schooner
- Accommodation: 37 berths
- Coastal Complement: 5 crew, 30 trainees
- Offshore Complement: 6 crew, 21 trainees
For information on ships formerly operated by SALTS, see The History of SALTS.