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

A Journey Through Time…

December 12th, 2020|

Dominican University Public History Program Dave Anderson, Call of the Sea's Deputy Director worked remotely with Dr. Jordan Lieser of Dominican University and his Public History class during 6 months of the pandemic to develop a series of podcasts and videos to augment the history curriculum for our students.   Dominican


November 30th, 2020|

Hundreds of young people from the Bay Area have joined Call of the Sea and been inspired, built dreams, and received an exceptional experiential education. On this Giving Tuesday, December 1, your partnership is crucial to keeping Call of the Sea’s programs strong and vibrant. Your support will bring more young

Highlighting Educational Programs & Sponsors

November 11th, 2020|

Why attend Call of the Sea's Aloft Program? Our seamanship class engenders personal growth, builds self confidence and interpersonal skills like leadership and team work! Comments from scholarship applicants for the Aloft program: Another fear that I somewhat overcame... is the fear of sailing.   I've never grown up with doing exciting things

Aloft and Girls Aloft Programs

October 20th, 2020|

What is the Aloft Seamanship program?   A four hour course in the art, & skill of sailing and navigating a ship, for all ages and genders. Special dates available for Girls and young women, ages 12-24 only Students learn in an inclusive, healthy outdoor environment hands on sailing and

Traditional Ships on display

October 1st, 2020|

Tall Ship Photography Sail October 8, 9 AM-Noon Matthew Turner and Freda B are partnering to offer an event dedicated to capturing the beauty of traditional ships.  We invite you to join us for the 3 hour sail offering the opportunity to focus your lens on these ships from and inspired by the

Virtual Tall Ships Festival

September 11th, 2020|

Our life is closed, our life begins, The long, long anchorage we leave, The ship is clear at last, she leaps! She swiftly courses from the shore, Joy, shipmate, joy.      Walt Whitman, 1886 Believe it or not, despite the dense smoky air that surrounds the Bay Area, tall ships from around the world

“Golden Gate” Sail to Pt. Bonita scheduled

September 9th, 2020|

Sunday September 13th, 2020 Matthew Turner will turn her bow towards the Pacific, sailing to Pt. Bonita for the first time!  We have sailed under the Golden Gate Bridge before, always a delight for passengers and crew, but have yet to voyage to the historic lighthouse at Pt Bonita, a shy 3 miles past

August Newsletter

August 28th, 2020|

Oh, we've seen fire and we've seen rain. We've been docked for days that we thought would never end. We've seen lonely times when we could not be with friends, but we always know we’d see you sailing, Matthew, one more time again. With apologies to James Taylor, the last chorus of “Fire and