The website for the Foundation has a new look and feel.

The site has been reconfigured to provide optimum navigation so you can find what your looking for.

It’s pretty complex what happens behind the curtain,  but what’s important is the content and the user interface and that’s where you may notice the change.

John Hanify at Wheel of Martha

John Hanify at Wheel of Martha 1907

We will have more content that is more easily navigated,  the new site will provide a easy way to connect with what MARTHA is up to,  after all she’s been providing sailors with adventure for 110 years!

Please let us know how you feel about the new site now that it’s up and running and if you have any favorite MARTHA images send them in!

This group of photos theme is At the Helm.

 

Swiftsure 2013

Homeward bound Hawaii to Victoria BC.

Sailing instruction for young and old

Ted Pike. Main sheet trim / tactics Bill Melbostab Staff Commodore SFYC Great SanFrancisco Schooner Race “GSSR” 2015

Sydney and Pat, watch mates Oahu to Hanalei Bay Kauai 2015

Snug and with big smiles
Off Shore Homeward Bound 2015

Schooner Sisters

The website for the Foundation is about to have a new look and feel.

The site is being reconfigured to provide optimum navigation so you can find what your looking for.

It’s pretty complex what happens behind the curtain,  but what’s important is the content and the user interface and that’s where you may notice the change.

John Hanify at Wheel of Martha

John Hanify at Wheel of Martha 1907

We will have more content that is more easily navigated,  the new site will provide a easy way to connect with what MARTHA is up to,  after all she’s been providing sailors with adventure for 110 years!

Please let us know how you feel about the new site once it’s up and running and if you have any favorite MARTHA images send them in!

At the Helm

Swiftsure 2013

Homeward bound Hawaii to Victoria BC.

Sailing instruction for young and old

Ted Pike. Main sheet trim / tactics Bill Melbostab Staff Commodore SFYC Great SanFrancisco Schooner Race “GSSR” 2015

Sydney and Pat, watch mates Oahu to Hanalei Bay Kauai 2015

Snug and with big smiles
Off Shore Homeward Bound 2015

Schooner Sisters

 

MARTHA / B.B.Crowninshield

Years ago,  while visiting the National Maritime Museum in SanFrancisco a to research MARTHA’s history I looked into B.B.(Bowdoin Bradlee)Crowninshield and J.R. (John Ryder)Hanify and their yachting history. B.B.Crowninshield was un accomplished sailor from a prominent family in which sailing,  seafaring,  sea commerce and the navy played prominent rolls in their history. Within the Museum there […]

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2016 Year End and The Start of the Next 100 years

As the curtain of 2016 draws to a close and we prepare for the upcoming 2017 season,  a point of interests emerges. May 2017, MARTHA reaches 110 years of age! We are already 10 years into the next 100 years. Even more amazing,  when you look at the photos below and remember how wonderfully capable […]

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Season Closer: Round the County

The wet , wild and woolly Autumn weather is here and so is the annual RTC race. Thursday the 3rd we will finish up the last of the preparations to be ready for a Friday 0900 departure to Orcas Island.     The race will start at 0830 Saturday morning. The start line pin end […]

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SUMMER SAILING ADVENTURES Desolation Sound

  The MARTHA’s  educational sailing program introduces teens and adults to life aboard a classic schooner while sailing the iconic Pacific Northwest. On programs ranging from 3-day trips to 14-day voyages, teenagers and adults become full participants in the sailing of MARTHA: steering the vessel, raising the sails, standing watch and learning navigation. Participants are not […]

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Bronze Goodness

MARTHA has just received some new bronze hardware! But before we talk about the new,  we need little back ground info. Last year while sailing  the California Coast, one of our sailors, John Farrell, noticed a weighted bean bag hanging from the shifter and asked why was such a thing hanging there? I explained about […]

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GIVING to MARTHA

.     We wanted to take the time to reflect on the effort and commitment that has  gone into the MARTHA program,  first to SAVE her and now to keep the MARTHA Program  SUSTAINABLE! In the beginning,  the task of saving her looked so enormous,  it seemed unreasonable to believe success was possible. We […]

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White Cap Series/ Bronze Anchor Roller

White Cap Series race 5 was a real hoot. Wind West 12 to 15 then 15 to 18 then a high of 28. The crew did a great job of keeping MARTHA in trim and rolling. We hit the Start line about a minute  late and fast. As we crossed the Start line at the […]

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2016 YOUTH SAILING CAMP PROGRAMS

The 2016 MARTHA youth sailing season is in full swing. This Spring we started with the Caitlin Gable school from Portland and have moved directly to the Port Townsend Sailing Association’s Whitecap Race Series with the Port Townsend School system OCEAN Class.  Friday, April 15, was some fine light-air sailing where the crew worked on […]

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