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
The sewing team at work making chafe guards for mooring lines and repairing Seaward's sail cover. Starbuck Canvas Works is generously donating use of their space and mentoring us on the canvas projects for Matthew Turner.
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.
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!
This week at the Tall Ship tent and workshop: rigging and fittings work progresses steadily, relaxation during daily crew lunch, some education with a great presentation on climate change in the arctic by David Thoreson, and Brad Bergman is loaning us a sewing machine, in anticipation of canvas work for Matthew Turner's interior and exterior.