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Plank Painting

2017-07-18T00:45:21+00:00July 1st, 2016|

This year's Gala theme is "Celebrating the Whiskey Plank" and we'd like to honor our donors at the plank level and higher with a plank painted in their honor. Local artist Victoria Colella will be organizing a group of other artists to specially paint the donors name on a plank to be viewed at the Gala.

Volunteer of the Month – Jamie Meves

2017-07-18T00:36:17+00:00July 1st, 2016|

One day in the late 2014, Jamie Meves happened to pass the big white tent and decided to stop in to investigate; motivated by his interest in woodworking and sailing and wanted to help. When Jamie explained his background in winemaking, Chris Burke said, "winemaking has to do with barrels, barrels have bungs and we

Notes from Seaward

2017-07-28T16:47:04+00:00July 1st, 2016|

Our first few Voyage Seawards have been a great success! We have been working closely with Camp Sea Lab, a nonprofit based out of Monterey, to run programming from San Francisco to Monterey. Our programs with them have been so successful, that this year they added a 4th sail with us! We are happy to

Students Visit the Ship!

2017-07-18T00:48:27+00:00May 1st, 2016|

Students from Willow Creek in Sausalito visited Matthew Turner again to learn about angles and area measurements, comparing the protractors that our engineers use vs the ones they use in classroom, knots and the importance of port and starboard terminology. Our partnerships with schools like Willow Creek ensure that students are able to learn during

Alans Notes

2017-07-28T16:47:52+00:00May 1st, 2016|

Progress continues on the construction efforts of Matthew Turner! Shipwright Richard O'Keefe's team has been busy on deck adding the bulwark and cap rail and the planking teams are averaging and impressive 6 planks each week in preparation for our Whiskey Plank Celebration June 18th at 6 pm. The recent surge in production around the

Seaward in Mexico!

2017-07-18T01:09:04+00:00March 1st, 2016|

It has been a busy, but great month on the Schooner Seaward in Mexico. After being anchored outside of La Paz, they were off again for the annual Carlton College charter. This was Carlton College's 7th Mexico charter on Seaward! The trip went from La Paz to Espirto Santo where they snorkeled with Sea Lions,

Volunteer of the Month: March 2016

2017-07-18T01:00:58+00:00March 1st, 2016|

Jon "Rebel" Allen worked as a general contractor, doing re-models and repairs in Marin and San Francisco. Back in the late 50's he had an apartment with with his long-time friend, and Matthew Turner volunteer Chas Denicke. Jon has done a fair bit of sailing including crewing on Hugh Jack's 45' Seafarer yawl. He quiped,

Alans Notes

2017-07-28T16:53:24+00:00March 1st, 2016|

Thanks to our generous donors, dedicated volunteers and crew, construction on Matthew Turner is full speed ahead. The planking is half way completed and we are close to installing two full strakes per week. Our Goal is to set the last plank (whisky plank) at our Annual Gala June 18. Last week we fitted the

Seaward in Mexico!

2017-07-18T01:39:17+00:00February 1st, 2016|

Seaward is off to a great start for the 2016 Mexico Season, with 3 voyages complete and our first youth program starting tomorrow out of La Paz!We cast off on December 17th from Sausalito with 5 guests. We beat a low pressure system on our way south just in the nick of time. No rain the

New Volunteer Coordinator!

2017-07-18T01:32:40+00:00February 1st, 2016|

Our new Volunteer Coordinator, Roy Falk, retired from the telecommunications industry as an IT director. His work involving the start-up of new cellular businesses, gave him and his wife, Peanut, an opportunity to live in Portugal, Belgium, Italy, Poland, Taiwan and Brazil. Roy's sailing experiences over past 45 years include three Transpac races, YRA season

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