wpcallofthesea

About wpcallofthesea

This author has not yet filled in any details.
So far wpcallofthesea has created 199 blog entries.

Sailing & Seamanship Summer Camps

May 18th, 2022|

Our Summer sailing camps start in just 4 weeks, on June 13th! We have exciting new activities planned for the younger campers, ages 8-11, with a focus on the marine life that we will interact with as we sail the Bay on schooner Seaward. The older campers, ages 12-14 will focus on sailing, seamanship

Call of the Sea Busy with Youth Sails

May 13th, 2022|

After 2 long years when most schools have been unable to take field trips, the second week of May was the busiest youth sailing week Call of the Sea has ever had! 12 school groups and over 400 students over 4 days: 9 Third Grade Students 40 Fourth Grade Students 100 Fifth Grade Students

Tall Ship Celebration & Fundraiser

March 31st, 2022|

Saturday April 23, Noon-3 PM at the Bay Model Visitors Center Join us for an afternoon of fun & education!    Help us raise funds for scholarships for our educational sailing programs! Sign up for the Celebration                •Matthew Turner & Seaward Tours     

Volunteer Profile Aaron Altabet

March 24th, 2022|

Aaron grew up in Walnut Creek, but didn't get the chance to sail until he was an adult. He went to college at the University of Puget Sound, a liberal arts school near Seattle, where he rowed on the crew team and led canoe trips for the university's outdoor orientation program. After college, he

Spotlight on the Conservation Fund

March 14th, 2022|

In 2012, a nonprofit, The Conservation Fund (TCF), donated the wood to build Call of the Sea's tall ship Matthew Turner because of the initiative of TCF California Project Director Chris Kelly. This week, Chris visited the Matthew Turner for the first time since her completion. Here he is standing below decks next to

Educational Sailing on the Bay

September 29th, 2021|

Testimonial From a Parent of Youth Sailors The kids and I had a lovely time on the Matthew Turner on Saturday, thank you so much for organizing the outing for us.  I love that it was as immersive as we wanted it to be -- rather than trying to elicit

Volunteer Carpentry Team

June 3rd, 2021|

Brian Swing was born and raised in Los Gatos. He was not involved with boats before discovering Matthew Turner, but he has been an amateur wood worker for a long time. One day in 2015, the year he retired, he came to see the Bay Model with his daughter

Power Regeneration Under Sail

May 12th, 2021|

The San Francisco Spring-Summer Fog Machine (sometimes referred to as Karl) has returned with breezy Bay conditions which are perfect for sailing a tall ship like Matthew Turner! In addition to exciting sailing on a large wooden brigantine and wondrous views of the fog spilling over the Sausalito hills and pouring through the Gate,

Opening Day on the Bay Parade

April 25th, 2021|

Join us virtually on Sunday April 25th, for Matthew Turner's first participation in the annual parade for Opening Day.  Live stream at Noon Pacific time.  Thank you to the Pacific Inter Island Yacht Club for organizing the event!

Dawn Is Coming

March 16th, 2021|

“Our eternal message of hope is that dawn will come.”   -Martin Luther King, Jr. Indeed, dawn has come for millions of people hoping to emerge from the darkness of the pandemic. For Call of the Sea, it was one year ago that schooner Seaward’s Mexico voyage was cut short, our Spring educational sailing season was