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 passengers but are instead crew aboard our 84-foot wooden schooner.
There are 2 premium sailing adventures being offered in 2016.
CRISR and the Fall Desolation Sound Trip .
CRISR: July 26- Aug 6
The Captain Raynaud International Schooner race is an annual event with 5 days of destination racing and 11 days voyaging with a fleet of schooners. Students make up a large part of the crew on this event and become very involved with the daily functions of the vessel, learning racing skills as crew on a classic racing yacht. After the racing segment the crew will voyage North into the Straits of Georgia and explore the Canadian Gulf Islands. Experience is not required.
The CRISR event is always special and we look forward to participating in 2016. If extra experience in piloting, navigating, sail-trim, anchoring and all the joys of summer cruising is what you are looking for, this is the trip for you. A passport is required. Youth scholarships ARE available.
Desolation Sound September 12-25
Desolation Sound is the Holy Grail of the Pacific Northwest, warm waters and beautiful scenery are at the center of this adventure.
MARTHA and crew will make their way North through the Canadian Gulf Islands, cross the Straits of Georgia and enter Desolation Sound.
This fall trip is very much like the annual CRISR without the yacht racing component!
For a great overview of MARTHA’s programs check out this Awesome video by Off Center Harbor.