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News & Events 2017-07-19T02:57:20+00:00


Call of the Sea in the News!

Last week, Call of the Sea sailed with youth from Oakland Parks and Recreation out of Jack London Square. Two groups of 40 sailed for three hours each on our Bay Explorations sail. The very next day the Seaward crew took on a group of 16 youth for an overnight sail around the bay. Sails were set, lessons were taught, flags were made. Joining us the for the Bay Exploration sail, East Bay Times and Fox KTVU came aboard to capture our story and share it with the world. Check out the news paper article and evening news clip! Find the article here: San Jose Mercury News Classroom on the Water  

August 15th, 2017|

Notes from the Shipyard: July 2017

Our team has been busy completing Matthew Turner's deck and spars. Thank you for your support in helping us launch the ship and reach the final stages of construction! I am particularly excited about rigging the ship for sail. Imagine the flurry of activity as sails are set and we head out on a voyage, furling a sail out on a yard, seeing the power of the sea below, and hearing the cry land ho! and the excitement it brings. Imagine the thousands of young people who will have a life changing experience they will not forget. This keeps me, and our community of volunteers and supporters, going to finish the job. We plan to set the two lower masts on August 19, in the afternoon (around 3pm, exact timing is unknown) and afterwards we will have a party in the tent around 6pm. The top masts will be set by the annual Gala on October 14. As we move past the heavy shipbuilding stage and focus more on the rigging, operating systems, and interior carpentry, we anticipate it will take until spring to ready the ship for sailing and final Coast Guard certification. New teams have formed to take on each of these areas. Enthusiasm is high to get the job done! We moved our construction office to 60C Liberty Ship Way, just south of the Bay Model, where we are in the process of setting up our 1600 square foot shop below the new office. The ship yard tent will be up and busy until after the Sausalito Art Festival. Thank you all for your help with the progress we have made. Please give us a hand any way you can as we push to raise the $700K needed to complete the ship and go sailing.Come by for a visit. Fair Winds, Alan Please consider how you can contribute. We still need and will welcome many more volunteers. Come join the fun.

July 30th, 2017|
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Sunset Sail

September 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Summer of Love on the San Francisco Bay

October 1 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

14th Annual Gala

October 14 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

In the News

Tall Ship Matthew Turner Launches from Sausalito
(Bay Crossings, May 2017)

Handcrafted Wooden Tall Ship Launches in Sausalito
(CBS Bay Area, April 2, 2017)

An Unique View of a Tall Ship Launch in Sausalito
(KPIX Sky Drone 5, April 2, 2017)

How We Helped Build A Historic and Sustainable Tall Ship in California
(The Conservation Fund, April 2, 2017)

A Tall Ship That’s No Tall Tale: ¬†Brigantine Matthew Turner Unveiled
(KTVU March 31, 2017)

Tall Ship Launched in Sausalito
(KPIX Sky Drone 5, March 31, 2017)

Tall Ship Built in Marin County Getting Its First Taste of Salt Water
(by Eric Thomas, KGO, March 31, 2017)

Volunteer Built Ship Unveiled in Sausalito
(NBC Bay Area, March 30, 2017)

1st Wooden Ship Build in Bay Area in 58 years poised to launch
(by Carl Nolte, SF Chronicle, March 31, 2017)

Sausalito Tall Ship Matthew Turner Ready to Set Sail

    • (by Michelle Slade, Marin IJ, March 30, 2017)

Sausalito’s Tall Ship Plans Launch This Weekend

    • (KRCB,March 29, 2017)

Matthew Turner Drops her Skirt

    • (Lectronic Latitude, March 24, 2017)

Building the Matthew Turner

    (Latitude 38, March 2017)


We are so close to fulfilling our vision, a
ship that will sail into the future, changing the lives of the hundreds of thousands of kids and adults who will have the opportunity to sail on her. Help us raise the final $700,000 to complete Matthew Turner.