What is a Call of the Sea Youth Voyage?

A 3-5-day overnight program in which participants ages 12-17 experience nature and build self-confidence through the adventure of sailing a tall ship. Participants keep watch, sleep on-board the ship, and contribute to sailing activities. Furthermore, participants practice the scientific method to learn marine biology and ecology. Call of the Sea Voyages give young people a meaningful connection with their bay and coastal waters and offers the benefits of an extended, live-aboard sailing program.

When are the 2020 Voyages?

Seaward June 29 – July 3, 2020 Sausalito-Monterey

Seaward July 6 – July 10, 2020 Monterey-Sausalito

Seaward July 27- July 31, Gulf of the Farallons Coastal Voyage, Sausalito-Sausalito

Seaward Aug 10- Aug 14, Gulf of the Farallons Coastal Voyage, Sausalito-Sausalito

Why join a Voyage?

Participants form a cohesive team, learn to sail under the guidance of a professional captain and crew, and experience an interdisciplinary curriculum focused on the bay and coastal maritime environment.

Additional topics include:

Physical oceanography including tides, currents, waves, depth and temperature measurements
Meteorology including global and local wind patterns and fog
Bay and coastal marine science including local organisms, water chemistry, and bottom sampling
Navigational exercises, finding position by triangulation, dead reckoning (speed-time-distance), plotting current effects by vectors, and introduction to GPS
Sail training along with sailors’ arts, maritime literature, and other relevant topics

How do I reserve spots on a Voyage?

When you’re ready to reserve your spot, please complete our registration form and submit a deposit. Upon completion of the registration form, we will email you a Youth Medical and Liability Waiver to sign and submit.
Total cost is $800 per participant on Seaward. A 50% deposit ($400) reserves your spot. The balance is due no later than two weeks before the trip. To pay by credit card click here. Please note there is a convenience charge for credit card payments. Checks should be made out to “Call of the Sea” and can be mailed to 3020 Bridgeway #278, Sausalito, CA 94965. Please include the name of your Youth Participant and voyage dates with your payment.
For financial assistance, please complete a scholarship application (also embedded in the bottom of this page) as well as register for your sail in the link above.
To prepare for the voyage, you are welcome to review our supplemental materials (also available in Spanish) with the youth participant(s).
We look forward to creating a memory that lasts a lifetime!
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