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