Memorial Day 2020

May 23rd, 2020|

Friends, For many of you, this Memorial Day will be difficult. No traveling to that far-away place where a wreath or bouquet is laid, and there is whispering to a lost loved one. No

One Small, Big Step on Matthew Turner

May 15th, 2020|

Dear members of the Call of the Sea community, Looking back over the seven years that brigantine Matthew Turner was under construction, it would be very difficult to say that one step of the

To Sail or Not to Sail

May 7th, 2020|

Dear member of the Call of the Sea community, You may notice that the salutation for this week’s update is different: You are included in the Call of the Sea community. We hope that you feel part of our

COI and Federal Stimulus Funds

April 26th, 2020|

Dear Call of the Sea Supporters and Volunteers,On this beautiful Sunday, we hope that you are enjoying the blessings of good health, and that you and your loved ones are staying safe.This morning, we could

Earth Day 2020

April 22nd, 2020|

Dear Call of the Sea Supporters and Volunteers, This message is being sent at 7.00 AM on Earth Day, April 22. Bay tides are at their lowest, at 5 inches, barely above Mean Sea Level.

Mart Falarski Reminisces on the Doldrums

April 18th, 2020|

From Mart Falarski, longtime Matthew Turner volunteer and supporter. It was late 1972 or early 1973, Jock Walker and Yuriko Doi had just gotten married in Acapulco and his boat partner had returned to

Ray Dito Reminisces on the Doldrums

April 18th, 2020|

From Ray Dito, Matthew Turner volunteer and supporter. The Doldrums of 1963  I was just 20 years of age, at sea, on my 2nd cruise as a merchant marine.  We were outbound from San Francisco

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Bonnie MacGregor Reminisces on the Doldrums

April 18th, 2020|

From Bonnie MacGregor, longtime Matthew Turner volunteer and supporter.In 1970, I crewed on a Yawl-rigged Vanguard 32 in the Victoria-Maui race.  We were a crew of 5, 2 ladies and 3 men.  There were 12 Canadian yachts

Alan Olson Reminisces on the Doldrums

April 18th, 2020|

From Alan Olson, co founder, Call of the Sea. In 1981, we left the Lahaina anchorage bound for Micronesia on Stone Witch,  a two thousand mile passage.  There were eight of us aboard,  a motley

In the Doldrums

April 18th, 2020|

Dear Call of the Sea supporters and volunteers, This week it feels as if we are in the doldrums. The good news is that we are healthy and safely battened down--and we are wishing

Conor McGowan Reminisces on the Doldrums

April 18th, 2020|

From Conor McGowan,  volunteer rigger on Matthew Turner and  Seaward relief crew. I’m sure being becalmed once is enough for a sailor, but I would go further and say: once is necessary for anyone. I had three

Sylvia Stompe Reminisces on the Doldrums

April 18th, 2020|

From Sylvia Stewart Stompe,  Call of the Sea. We had a lot of trepidation about crossing the doldrums on the way to the Marquesas from Mexico in 2015, wondering how long the calms would