Racing on Schooner Martha

Many people ask about our racing programs and seem a little surprised that Martha races not only in the local wooden boat races but also with the modern boat fleet. Martha was designed and built as a racing yacht and has been involved in racing through most of her existence. I think few people know that many of the world’s historic, classic and sail training fleets are involved in racing as part of their education programs. When racing, the multifaceted discipline of seamanship, sportsmanship, team work and leadership are in great abundance. Racing demands that the captain and crew are constantly evaluating sailing efficiency, navigation and safety.

2017  Race Links

Round Smith Island Race March 26th

Spring White Cap Series April 1st,8th,16th,22nd,29th, May6th,13th

Round Protection Island  May 21st

http://ptsail.org

Swiftsure International Yacht Race  May 26-29th

http://www.swiftsure.org

Classic Mariners Regatta  June 2nd, 3rd ,4th

http://nwmaritime.org/events/mariners-regatta/

Victoria Classic Boat Festival Sept 2nd – 5th

http://nwmaritime.org/events/mariners-regatta/

Deer Harbor Wooden Boat Rendezvous  September 5th-6th

http://woodenboatsocietyofthesanjuans.org

Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival September 8th- 9th – 10th

http://nwmaritime.org/events/wooden-boat-festival/

Round the County November 4th,5th

https://www.facebook.com/Round-the-County-193621677369842/

 

Sounds like fun? You bet it is, take a look at this year’s schooner Martha schedule to find your adventure.

For more information, check out some of these links for more info and of course the story posted below. http://www.pressure-drop.us/forums/content.php?3095-It-Keeps-Getting-Better

Starting Line Photo

Martha is featured in the March 2010 issue of Sailing World