MARTHA is preparing for a San Francisco departure and the crew have all gathered for a Friday evening dinner at the Saint Francis Yacht Club. Special thanks to the Saint Francis for hosting MARTHA the week before our departure for Longbeach.

We find it an interesting fact that as MARTHA and crew prepare,  we are dockside only a few feet from where MARTHA was built in 1907 at the site of W.F. Stone Boatyard.

In addition, inside displayed at the Club are DORADE’s 2013 Transpac Trophies;  so imagine a lovely evening with a perfect view of the bay.  MARTHA’s crew enjoyed a evening of good food,  conversation and laughter warmed by the glow from the venerable Transpac Trophy and photos of the Champion DORADE.

Before we depart we want to warmly thank the various friends, old and new, who have made MARTHA’s visit a memorable one.

The San Francisco Yacht ClubAnnie and Chris leaving SFBay, Encinal Yacht Club and Saint Francis Yacht Club, who’s members, staff and Flag Officers have been warm and helpful in celebrating MARTHA’s return visit to the Bay Area.

 

The clock for the Transpac launch is in countdown mode,  MARTHA and crew are finishing up small projects in preparation for delivery to Long Beach and we will sail out of the Golden Gate on Saturday.

 

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Ted Pike GSFSRThe Great Schooner Race was quite a hoot  and a wonderful weekend was had by all.    Check out the photos and such on our face book page.

Thank you to Ted Pike for making the journey from Port Townsend to visit and sail with us,  it’s good to see friends from Port Townsend.  Edensaw Woods has been a strong supporter of our endeavors at the Schooner Martha Foundation and we thank them for their support.

Since then we have had a fairly quick visit out of the Golden Gate to Bolinas Bay for some surf play and  maintenance projects, MARTHA always likes a little lovin.   Then back to the city where we were  hosted by the San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park and the Port of San Francisco. We anchored for a bit in the protection of Aquatic Park and then went dockside for a visit by Port / Park staff.

Many thanks to the Port of San Francisco,  Anita Yao and Maritime Director Peter Dailey for the Port / Nonprofit  and the Port / Park relationships.  And Bill Doll Park Director of Preservation for making the visit possible.   We appreciate your support!

This weekend we were honored to be a part of the MMBA Wooden Boat Show hosted by the Corinthian Yacht Club in Tiburon.   It continues to be a wonderful experience to share MARTHA with new friends and introduce her and the high quality skills and workmanship of the Port Townsend Marine Trades and the  Port of Port Townsend.

We send out a great THANK YOU and appreciation of efforts of all the volunteers who make the MMBA function.   Their efforts and funds go toward continuing youth sailing and maritime education.

Looking forward to sailing south to Long Beach with our crew in preparation for TRANSPAC, Hawaii and then most important,   home to Port Townsend!

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SFYC and Camp Four Winds/Westward Ho

We continue our adventures in the big Bay and have now found our way back to the San Francisco Yacht Club who has most graciously hosted MARTHA,  their flag-ship.   We will be here for the week, getting ready for the Great San Francisco Schooner Cup and preparing  for the upcoming Trans-Pac ocean passage and […]

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Master Mariners Regatta

The 2015 Master Mariners Regatta proved to be an exciting if not a difficult race.  There was a little of the first and a lot of the second with a strong flood ripping through the gate. MARTHA was fortunate to have a great after guard of local bay talent with our crew member John Callahan, […]

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San Francisco Bay

Where it all began. The crew from the Schooner Martha Foundation has been working for 19 years to get to the point where MARTHA was ready to return to this event.    All of the volunteer work and support from the community is paying off and MARTHA is here! In 1996 when the seeds for […]

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Point Conception to Santa Cruz

MARTHA and crew enjoyed a rare gift from Neptune, San Diego to Santa Barbara in 24 hours. After a two day respite we made an early morning journey to Cojo Anchorage at Pt Conception.   After resting and checking over everything,  we boogied North to Santa Cruz arriving in 26 hours. We had to motor the distance but […]

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Yesteryear Regatta Report

With a great line up of wooden yachts racing the San Diego Bay, the Yesteryear Regatta proved to be a challenging and rewarding event with over 30 boats racing in 7 classes. MARTHA sailed against some very impressive competition including,  CHIMAERA, an S&S sloop,  CIRCE, an S&S yawl, MARJORIE a Stephens/Waring and White design,  built […]

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Santa Barbara, Channel Island to San Diego

MARTHA is tucked snuggly in at the San Diego Yacht Club after a wonderful adventure to Santa Rosa, Santa Cruz, and Catalina Islands.  It was a trip of full days of sailing, hiking, snorkeling and even a night sail.   It was a pleasure introducing MARTHA to new friends and re-newing relationships with past sailors who […]

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The Channel Islands to San Diego and the Yesteryear Regatta

MARTHA departs Santa Barbara today after a few days of maintenance and provisioning. The Regatta will be May 9th and MARTHA will be dockside  at the San Diego Yacht Club May 5th /10th. After the Regatta on May 10th MARTHA will depart for San Francisco and if Neptune is willing we will arrive in time […]

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Newport Harbor

As we move closer to our Santa Barbara to Channel Islands trips we are busy varnishing, painting and doing the general maintenance that MARTHA deserves and demands. Not to mention getting ready for Transpac which is on it’s way,   July will be here before we know it!   Our visit to Newport Harbor has […]

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