Martha heads out today, bound for Cabo San Lucas and points north.
We have Christopher back on board and are so happy to see him.   He humpback in San Jose Channelcame bearing gifts from PT and we are ever grateful and appreciate all the Schooner Martha Foundation friends.
Here are some photos from the past week.   We had a wonderful week with Meryl’s mom and her good friend.    Some of our finest sailing while here, a fantastic humpback whale sighting, and rain deluge, and many hours of enjoyable time together.  See Mary’s blog at Mary’s Adventure Chronicles   .Baja deluge
We say good-bye to Meryl, who we will miss.   Catch up with her on her blog which is still available on our website.   She will update it soon.
 Jan at the helm
 We leave today to head toward Cabo San Lucas where we will then leave the Sea of Cortez and venture back into the big Pacific and head toward San Diego.
Folks who are interested in sailing with us should check out our schedule page and look for spring trips  California.
We’ll be in touch,Mary and Ritch at Candelero


Sailing in the Sea of Cortez and being based out of La Paz sure has been a great time and it’s been fun sharing  some time sailing  here with friends from the North West.

Steve Scharf has just left us after a fun week of sailing and relaxing and we now have a few short weeks and we are starting to look ahead to the passage north to San Diego.

We are planning to head back up the coast leaving La Paz on Feb 21 to Cabo,  arriving in San Diego by March 18.   We are scheduled to give a presentation on MARTHA’s history to the Silver Gate Yacht Club  on March 20.

sailing with Cheerio ll

sailing with Cheerio ll

We then prepare for the America’s Schooner Cup in San Diego on  March 28 where we will be joined by some Port Townsend crew!

Come sail with us this spring, there is  a trip scheduled from San Diego to Ventura, March 30th to April 4th. The adventure will take us to Catalina Island and the Channel Islands before  arriving in Ventura.

MARTHA also has a spring week out and back in to the port of  Santa Barbara, exploring the Channel Islands. There is also a Santa Barbara, Channel Islands, Catalina to SanDiego.

Check into our online Schedule page for details and call or email us for more information.



MARTHA and DIRIGO II Isla San Francisco

Isla San Francisco


Meryl and Mary hiking "the ridge" at Isla San Francisco

Meryl and Mary hiking “the ridge” at Isla San Francisco

These will be our last California Coastal Adventure Trips before we head to San Francisco and then off to Hawaii and  home to Port Townsend.


SD AMSS presentation May 7

Yesteryear Regatta May 10

sail to SF May 11———

Master Mariner’s Regatta May 23

2015 Winter in the Sea of Cortez

Well that was quick,   2015 is here and it’s time to explore the Sea of Cortez and we are also now looking forward towards SanDiego, SanFrancisco, Long Beach for Transpac, Hawaii and then to our home waters of the Pacific Northwest. But first we have some exciting adventures planed in the Sea. Craig and […]

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Christmass in the Sea of Cortez

The end of the calendar year finds MARTHA  and the Schooner Martha Foundation in a very different place, on many levels. Physically……..we are in the Sea of Cortez, and will be through February 2015.                                           […]

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Cabo San Lucas to LaPaz

MARTHA and crew enjoyed a wonderful adventure on the Outer Coast, beautiful anchorages, board and body surfing, friendly people who were patient with our gringo-espanol, whale watching, and of course fishing, “can you say FISH TACO”.  One could spend a lot more time along this splendid coast line.   MARTHA’s crew included a family of […]

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Beautiful Fall, Channel Islands, on to San Diego

Our last sail training trip of the fall in Southern California has us saying a fond farewell to these amazing islands.    We spent a night anchored in Frenchy’s Cove on Anacapa Island, with only a small beach to explore for wild bird bones and interesting rocks and shells.      The south side of […]

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Channel Islands and Oxnard

MARTHA continues to explore and learn new areas for the NW Crew. We are pretty sure that MARTHA has been to many of these places before……. Fall has been truely lovely here and we feel blessed to be able to enjoy this mild weather.! ! ! In Newport Beach Harbor we were able to secure […]

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Catalina Island Paradise

MARTHA and crew are enjoying Santa Catalina Island and the wonderful weather. We sailed from Santa Barbara on Sunday evening and had a wonderful sail with NW winds 15 to 20 kts  and a snug anchor down at “Smugglers Cove”, SE end of Santa Cruz Isl. The next morning we proceeded to “Albert’s” anchorage on […]

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Channel Islands and Santa Barbara

Our 2015 Schedule has been posted!    Please take a look and contact us with any questions.  Consider sailing with us during this extraordinary year! MARTHA and crew are in Santa Barbara for a few days and are enjoying exploring a new part of the southern Californian coast. Sunday the 26th we head back out […]

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Morro Bay to Channel Islands

Look for our new 2015 Schedule coming out soon. Martha and her crew had a wonderful few days in the Channel Islands sailing and exploring by land and sea. We left Morro Bay at dawn on September 30th and sailed all day to San Miguel Island.  We had building NW winds, 15-25 with swells of […]

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