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Matthew Turner Crew making the best of sheltering aboard

Mate Kiel Kohler, Bosun Noah Limbach and deckhand educator Dinnie Jay decided to shelter in place during the Covid 19 Pandemic aboard Matthew Turner at her home dock dock at the Bay Model in Sausalito. They are comfortable and provided for on board and have been making the best of the situation by keeping busy with boat tasks Dinnie Jay maintaining the mast hoops Noah and Dinnie tuning the mains'l     Kiel Koehler gives the thumbs up in the bilge. Oscar is the USCG prop for man overboard drills and exam which has been delayed due to Coronavirus lockdown. Noah built a bosun's bench in the forepeak

March 25th, 2020|

Seaward setting sail to California

Call of the Sea's schooner Seaward wraps up a great educational adventure sailing season in Mexico! The season began on December 30th with 12 San Francisco Sea Scouts on board for the sail to Newport Beach, where they were hosted by the Newport Sea Scout's Base.  They reported having a wonderful experience and planning to join another voyage next year. Captain Jay is seen here in Bahia San Gabriel, most likely inspecting the bottom of the ship, and  saying hello to fish in the Bay.   The leg from Newport to Baja featured a full boat including some seasoned sailors, some looking for offshore experience,  others looking for adventure sailing to Mexico.  After stopping in Bahia de Magdelena along the Pacific Coast of Baja, the voyage ended 10 days later at San Jose del Cabo.   Above, Mate Jessica with youth sailors from Puerto Vallarta Seaward continued on to Puerto Vallarta, on a lovely multi day sail with two sailors joining who experienced their first overnight passage, sailing by the stars!  Once on the mainland, Seaward was generously hosted by Dick Markie and Paradise Village Marina.  Local students were taken out for a sail on Bahia de Banderas, a first experience for most of them and a program we plan to offer every year.  The next chapter of the voyage was harbor hopping down the coast to Manzanillo, and back up to Puerto Vallarta, then along to La Paz in the Sea of Cortez.  Several groups of sailors joined the various voyage legs for a mix of sailing and the other joys of coastal Mexico, snorkeling, hiking, and viewing the marine life so abundant in those clear waters. Below:The hardworking crew gets Seaward in shape with a smile for the sail home to Sausalito on March 24th.

March 23rd, 2020|
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In the News

Tall Ship Matthew Turner Launches from Sausalito
(Bay Crossings, May 2017)

Handcrafted Wooden Tall Ship Launches in Sausalito
(CBS Bay Area, April 2, 2017)

An Unique View of a Tall Ship Launch in Sausalito
(KPIX Sky Drone 5, April 2, 2017)

How We Helped Build A Historic and Sustainable Tall Ship in California
(The Conservation Fund, April 2, 2017)

A Tall Ship That’s No Tall Tale:  Brigantine Matthew Turner Unveiled
(KTVU March 31, 2017)

Tall Ship Launched in Sausalito
(KPIX Sky Drone 5, March 31, 2017)

Tall Ship Built in Marin County Getting Its First Taste of Salt Water
(by Eric Thomas, KGO, March 31, 2017)

Volunteer Built Ship Unveiled in Sausalito
(NBC Bay Area, March 30, 2017)

1st Wooden Ship Build in Bay Area in 58 years poised to launch
(by Carl Nolte, SF Chronicle, March 31, 2017)

Sausalito Tall Ship Matthew Turner Ready to Set Sail

    • (by Michelle Slade, Marin IJ, March 30, 2017)

Sausalito’s Tall Ship Plans Launch This Weekend

    • (KRCB,March 29, 2017)

Matthew Turner Drops her Skirt

    • (Lectronic Latitude, March 24, 2017)

Building the Matthew Turner

    (Latitude 38, March 2017)


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