Brigantine Matthew Turner’s first season of sailing featured exciting new educational programs such as the Aloft Seamanship classes and After School programs for local youth who have been attending school virtually. Sponsorship has been vital to Call of the Sea’s ability to offer these programs to a wide range of youth from around the Bay Area. Below we feature one student who participated in the Aloft program, and a new sponsor who stepped up to support Call of the Sea.
Audrey participated in 5 Aloft programs on Matthew Turner, joined by her God mother Elena Joy Pelen, an experienced sailor who introduced Audrey to Call of the Sea
Here are Audrey’s impressions of the Aloft program:
…we go to the Golden Gate, not too close, but we do go to the Golden Gate, and then we come back. You learn how to set sail, go aloft, you learn how to use lines which are the ropes on the boat, and you learn your words…what do you call left side of the boat, right side of the boat, what do you say when you get back from being aloft, what do you say when you’re going aloft. …besides learning new things, you make new friends, you get to meet the captain and her crew, the crew are really nice, they teach you, they help you…I love it, I love being there, I wish I could go every single day!! Thank you very much!