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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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Pre Schooner Cup Life line Switch Out

For those wondering about MARTHA’s new Stainless Steel Life lines here’s the scoop. Prior to November of 2014 the US Sailing and ISAF  special regulations that govern safety standards for off shore racing Category 1 prescription years 2014-2016 allowed for Stainless  or Dyneema life lines. And of course we installed Dyneema because of it’s good […]

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A view of the America’s Schooner Cup from MARTHA’s helm.

  The morning of the Schooner Cup revealed an overcast sky with a thick marine layer blanket over San Diego. The forecasts from various sources predicted wind West North West 7 to 10 with one outlier predicting West 12. The decision was made to bend on the Genoa,  MARTHA and crew motored out to the […]

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Silver Gate Yacht Club / Countdown to the America’s Schooner Cup

A huge thank you to the fine members of the Silver Gate Yacht Club  here in San Diego for their warm hospitality. The upcoming America’s Schooner Cup event is not only a wonderful gathering of fine boats, but also a benefit for the Navy-Marine Relief Society. We have been able to repair some stitching on our […]

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Spring West Coast Racing and Channel Island Cruising

  MARTHA is comfortably tucked into the Southwestern Yacht Club Guest dock after arriving from Mexico and clearing U.S.Customs. Many Thanks to the Southwester YC for their generous hospitality, along with the folks at Island Palms Marina. Our trip up the outer coast of the Baja Peninsula was really highlighted by all the whale sightings. […]

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Farewell to La Paz

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 came 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 […]

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Looking Towards Spring Sailing

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 […]

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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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