The Schooner Martha Foundation


Meet Martha

Built in 1907 for San Francisco Yacht Club Commodore J. R. Hanify, and named after his wife, Martha Fitzmaurice Hanify, Martha is a B.B. Crowninshield design built at W. F. Stone Boat Yard in San Fransisco. Originally gaff rigged and now staysail rigged, she is 68’ on deck; 84’ sparred, 16’ beam, 8’ draft. Her planking is fir and silver bali on oak frames, and her interior is Honduran mahogany, graced with leaded glass cabinetry below decks.

Sail on Martha

Venture around the San Juan Islands in a 5-day sail that leaves from Point Hudson Marina. Learn about the responsibilities and skills of being crew on board a classic vessel—sail handling, steering, safety, piloting, reading charts, and more.

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Race Training

Learn to race on the fastest wooden boat in the Puget Sound!

Join three others and the racing crew aboard Martha for a hands-on, full-participation sailing/racing experience aboard a classic yacht. Learn to sail and race a 84-foot classic schooner in one of the areas classic yacht regattas. Participants become part of the crew as they raise the sails, haul on lines, steer, help with ship’s duties, and learn traditional seamanship.

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Join three others and the racing crew aboard Martha for a hands-on, full participation sailing/racing experience aboard a classic yacht. Learn to sail and race a 84-foot classic schooner in one of the areas classic yacht regattas. Participants become part of the crew as they raise the sails, haul on lines, steer, help with ship’s duties, and learn traditional seamanship.

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Charter a Family or Group Vacation

Sail training and sailing vacations are extremely fun and rewarding experiences. Whether you have extensive sailing experience or have no experience at all, we will work to make sure you have an amazing time on the water.

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Martha‘s History

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The Foundation

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2017 Schedule

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