Matthew Turner

Educational Sailing on the Bay

September 29th, 2021|

Testimonial From a Parent of Youth Sailors The kids and I had a lovely time on the Matthew Turner on Saturday, thank you so much for organizing the outing for us.  I love that it was as immersive as we wanted it to be -- rather than trying to elicit

Volunteer Charlie Walther

January 5th, 2021|

Charlie grew up where there were no boats, in Redding, CA, on a ranch.  Attending both Cal Poly and Cal Maritime, he proceeded to work as an engineer on boats, as an administrator, and as a Director of Engineering for various fleets before starting his own company 30 years ago where he has done

Winter Solstice Message

December 21st, 2020|

On this shortest day of the year, this message will also be our shortest of the year: Call of the Sea, its vessels and crew, are hunkered down during the darkest hours of the pandemic, discouraged, but determined to sail again. We take comfort in hopeful words of others who have experienced darkness in

A Journey Through Time…

December 12th, 2020|

Dominican University Public History Program Dave Anderson, Call of the Sea's Deputy Director worked remotely with Dr. Jordan Lieser of Dominican University and his Public History class during 6 months of the pandemic to develop a series of podcasts and videos to augment the history curriculum for our students.   Dominican

Giving Thanks

November 27th, 2020|

Papa Hemingway’s writing means more to me now that I am old than when I was a boy and first read his last work of fiction.  The short novel begins by describing what the main character, Santiago, did not have: “He was an old man who fished alone in a skiff in the Gulf

Support Students Learning on the Water

October 30th, 2020|

Donate Today! “Students are incredibly inspired to be back together again – to play, to follow, to work as a team and to be in this atmosphere of learning together again.”   Steve Kielar, Call of the Sea Director of Education Your support will bring more boys and girls to the

Aloft and Girls Aloft Programs

October 20th, 2020|

What is the Aloft Seamanship program?   A four hour course in the art, & skill of sailing and navigating a ship, for all ages and genders.  Seamanship builds teamwork and boosts self confidence by facing fears with the support of fellow crew members. Special dates available for Girls and young women, ages 12-24

Tall Ships Throwdown

October 5th, 2020|

“T was in the month October, On an Indian summer day, That a fleet of ….” So began John Hunter-Duvar’s 18th Century sea-battle poem Danville’s Fleet.  His same words of introduction could be invoked this first week of October, 2020, to let you know that a fleet of tall ships is gathering as part

GIRLS ALOFT! Seamanship program

September 16th, 2020|

On the water Experience aboard brigantine Matthew Turner Select Saturdays 8 AM-Noon, for young women ages 12-24. $125 per person.  Scholarships are available Students learn in an inclusive, healthy outdoor environment hands on sailing and Seamanship skills how science and physics problems apply to sailing the challenges of sailing as part of

Matthew Turner Crew making the best of sheltering aboard

March 25th, 2020|

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