Flag – Canada
Type of Rigging – Yawl
Home Port – Toronto, ON
Sparred Length – 41 ft
Rig Height – 50′ & 28′
History – s/v Jilàsi is one of the 115 Philip Rhodes Offshore 40s. She was built in 1966, in the famed Cheoy Lee Shipyards in Hong Kong. Jilàsi sailed the seas until 2003, when it came to a sad fate in Panama: dilapidated and barely afloat. Rescued by two remarkable people and sailors, Marlys Edwardh, C.M., and Dr. Graham Turrall, Jilàsi has been restored with a magnificent attention to heritage, detail and quality, and a deep consideration for the inherent beauty of her Rhodes design.
P’jilasi or Jilàsi means “welcome to an honoured guest” in the Eskasoni First Nation language, a band government of the First Nations indigenous Mi’kmaq people located in Nova Scotia, Canada – a highly suitable name for a vessel which engages disadvantaged youth in the development of knowledge and skills through the experience of sailing.
In 2018 Jilàsi was gifted, with great generosity, to be the flagship of the Broad Reach Foundation for Youth Leaders, a registered Canadian charity that has, since 1998, provided 5,000 disadvantaged youth with new opportunities, with stronger community belonging and with better life choices through sailing — free of charge.
Jilàsi provides an ApprenticeSHIP program funded by the TF Foundation, sails a Jilàsi for Girls Regatta and Jilàsi for Youth Regatta. She is what is known as a “proper yacht” and a belle of Lake Ontario.
Website – www.sailbroadreach.ca