2023 Master Mariners Regatta on Matthew Turner

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Join us on brigantine Matthew Turner; view the other racing boats in the fleet and sail around San Francisco Bay on the largest of them all!

Matthew Turner will be racing for the third time in this exciting annual San Francisco Bay classic boat tradition, the Master Mariner’s Benevolent Association Regatta! Watch the professional crew sail the ship, trimming for speed and tactically navigating the ship to round the marks as quickly as possible. Other classic ships and smaller boats racing in their respective fleets can be seen on the race course. A Sandwich lunch, snacks and non alcoholic beverages are included. The end time may be before or after 3:30 depending on the time it takes to sail the course.

Read more about the event here and see photos from past regattas here.

The Ship

Matthew Turner is a 132’ wooden brigantine, built in Sausalito, CA, launched in 2017 and sailing the Bay since 2020. She is an unique educational platform, serving students of all ages in Seamanship, Marie Science, Nautical History and Team Building instruction. Contact us to arrange an educational sail for a group.


Matthew Turner is docked at the Bay Model Visitor Center pier in Sausalito, CA. Access to the parkign lot and pier is via Marinship Way.


Free parking is available in the Bay Model Visitor Center lot. There will be an escort to walk you down the pier past the gate. Parking is limited in the Bay Model parking lot due to Sea Trek Kayaking and the Bay Model being busy in the mornings and early afternoons. Spillover parking is available on Bridgeway (non metered all day spots) and along Liberty Ship Way in front of #10 Libertyship Way in the yellow zones .

Check in

Please wait at the gate to the pier in front of the Bay Model. There will be an escort to walk you past the gate, down the pier to the ship.


We recommend using shore facilities at the Bay Model as a priority prior to sailing. Matthew Turner has a public restroom on board, available for use one at a time.

Covid 19 Safety Protocol

Masks are recommended to access the interior spaces on the ship.

What to Bring

Bring a reusable water bottle to ensure you stay hydrated. You may bring additional food and beverages if packaged in single serving portions.

Dress in layers: a windbreaker, warm base layer, gloves, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen and comfortable shoes. No high heels are permitted.


We sail in most weather, including cold, wind, fog, and light showers. On occasion, we will need to reschedule a sail due to extreme wind or rain. You will be notified within 24 hours of the scheduled sail and we will work with you to reschedule or refund your order.


A ticket is required for all passengers, including infants. Children 17 and under must be accompanied and supervised at all times by an adult.


We do not offer guests an option to cancel or reschedule within 7 days. No refunds if you miss the boat. Call of the Sea reserves the right to cancel a sail if that event does not meet our minimum capacity requirements. Call of the Sea will notify these customers at least 2 days prior to the event. Customers can reschedule for another sail or receive a full refund.

Why Call of the Sea?

We’re a nonprofit supporting on-the-water environmental educational programs to youth. Community Sails are a great way to share our mission and to help lower costs for educational sails. If you are interested in youth field trips, please check out our website.

Can’t make this sail? Check out our sailing calendar for other dates or treat a friend with a Gift Certificate

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