Rigging

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

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

Mainsail Measurements

March 18th, 2018|

First time to hoist the mainsail, in order to take some measurements, but that dark cloud came with a wind shift so we had to lower it quickly. Still, it was exciting to briefly see some sail up on Matthew Turner!

Drone Captures Topgallant Yard Uprig

February 26th, 2018|

Peter Streitman took some wonderful drone footage of Kiel and Randall hoisting the topgallant yard last Friday. Photo by Benson Lee shows Matthew Turner with her full compliment of yards. 

Work Aloft

February 21st, 2018|

At work on the yards,  Randall Landaiche, Noah Limbach and Bruce Lindsey, core members of the rigging team.

Soft Shackles and the Up-Rig Continues!

January 31st, 2018|

Photos: Rich Schaper took a stunning shot of MT from his boat. Noah spend hours aloft rigging the course yard.  Dan Higgins was busy last night, making the largest soft shackles any of us had ever seen!