New Web Site Lay Out

The website for the Foundation has a new look and feel. The site has been reconfigured to provide optimum navigation so you can find what your looking for. It’s pretty complex what happens behind the curtain,  but what’s important is the content and the user interface and that’s where you may notice the change. We will have more content that …

MARTHA / B.B.Crowninshield

Years ago,  while visiting the National Maritime Museum in SanFrancisco a to research MARTHA’s history I looked into B.B.(Bowdoin Bradlee)Crowninshield and J.R. (John Ryder)Hanify and their yachting history. B.B.Crowninshield was un accomplished sailor from a prominent family in which sailing,  seafaring,  sea commerce and the navy played prominent rolls in their history. Within the Museum there is a Loyd Register of …

2016 Year End and The Start of the Next 100 years

As the curtain of 2016 draws to a close and we prepare for the upcoming 2017 season,  a point of interests emerges. May 2017, MARTHA reaches 110 years of age! We are already 10 years into the next 100 years. Even more amazing,  when you look at the photos below and remember how wonderfully capable MARTHA has become! From her …

Season Closer: Round the County

The wet , wild and woolly Autumn weather is here and so is the annual RTC race. Thursday the 3rd we will finish up the last of the preparations to be ready for a Friday 0900 departure to Orcas Island.     The race will start at 0830 Saturday morning. The start line pin end being Lydia Shoal bouy. This years …

SUMMER SAILING ADVENTURES Desolation Sound

  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 …