volunteer spotlight

Volunteer Profile, Chad Brubaker

September 14th, 2022|

Chad is one of our regular, weekly sailing volunteers, devoting weekends and many midweek days to sailing alongside the full time live aboard crew.  Chad has developed skills in tall ship crewing and teaching our Educational stations to students of all ages.  Thank you Chad! Where do you come from, and were you

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

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

Volunteer Charlie Walther

January 5th, 2021|

Charlie grew up where there were no boats, in Redding, CA, on a ranch.  Attending both Cal Poly and Cal Maritime, he proceeded to work as an engineer on boats, as an administrator, and as a Director of Engineering for various fleets before starting his own company 30 years ago where he has done

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

Chris Gallagher-Volunteer Spotlight

August 29th, 2020|

Chris Gallagher, Call of the Sea Volunteer & Board Member From Maryland via Maine to CA, Chris journeyed to find her career, receiving her B.A. in Environmental Education in 1983 from Dominican University of CA. Then she went to work at the National Park Service at Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) in the

Volunteer Matthew Turner Sewing Team

October 11th, 2018|

Question: When is sewing more than just needle and thread? Answer: When you are volunteering on the Matthew Turner Sewing Team. The Matthew Turner Sewing Team brings a wide range of sewing and maritime experience to the project. Our growing group of volunteers learn what needs to be done while also teaching others

An Interview with Roger Fuller, Electrical Engineer

October 11th, 2018|

Where do you come from, and were you involved with boats there? Roger Fuller’s father was in the USCG and they moved all over the country, but the family spent their summers at Weekapaug, Rhode Island (halfway between Misquamicut & Quonochontaug). Roger sailed Beetle Cats, Sunfish, Lasers, windsurfers and assorted dinghies. He still spends

An Interview with Randall Landaiche, Software Consultant

October 11th, 2018|

How did you hear about the educational tall ship Matthew Turner and Call of the Sea?  Ironically, I had just arrived in Honolulu after Transpac 2017, and was reading through a tattered edition of Latitude 38, and was startled to read about the launching of the Matthew Turner! I was floored that this project