The Sail and Life Training Society (SALTS) was founded in 1974 and is a registered charity in both Canada and the United States. The Society operates two heritage tall ships, the Pacific Grace and Pacific Swift, and provides sail training and mentorship to young people ages 13-25 (as well as Day Sails for all ages).
Based in Victoria, SALTS has been a part of Vancouver Island’s maritime community for over 40 years and is proud to have built the Pacific Grace right here in Victoria’s Upper Harbour. Each year, approximately 1,700 young people have the life changing experience of learning to sail a tall ship with SALTS. Voyages take them to the Gulf Islands of BC each spring and fall, and in the summer the ships circumnavigate Vancouver Island and travel along the west coast of British Columbia. Young people from all socio-economic backgrounds participate, and a bursary program covers costs for those who require financial assistance. SALTS partners with numerous oth
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