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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

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

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!

Matthew Turner Spotlight

March 8th, 2021|

Matthew Turner is featured in the Spring 2021 Latitudes and Attitudes magazine, with a multi page article and centerfold photo.  The magazine owner and editor, Bob Bitchin, recounts how Call of the Sea founder, Alan Olson, taught him how to sail and set him on course for a life of sailing and publishing a

Share the Love this Valentine’s Day

February 14th, 2021|

“Think of love as a state of grace: not the means to anything but the alpha and omega, an end in itself.”  Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez On any given Valentine’s Day, we are likely to think of love as celebrating affection for another person, perhaps with a gift of flowers or chocolates

Today is the Day

February 5th, 2021|

"There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done. One is called yesterday, and the other is called tomorrow, so today is the right day to love, believe, do, and mostly, live." - Dalai Lama XIV Today is the right day at Call of the Sea to be passionate about our mission: To empower people of all ages and backgrounds to gain

Volunteer Team Profile

December 28th, 2020|

Tom Bissey, from Decatur, IL, grew up with a lake nearby and his family always had power boats. He was active in Sea Scouts as a teenager and and involved with the local Yacht Club, crewing on Lightnings, Thistles & Snipes. In 1975 he moved to CA. Tom first learned about the tall ship

Winter Solstice Message

December 21st, 2020|

On this shortest day of the year, this message will also be our shortest of the year: Call of the Sea, its vessels and crew, are hunkered down during the darkest hours of the pandemic, discouraged, but determined to sail again. We take comfort in hopeful words of others who have experienced darkness in