SWIFTSURE 2017

The strongest tides of the season coupled with a very small pressure gradient, ” only visible through an electron microscope”,  combined to make the trip out to the Bank and back look like a long and unrewarding act of futility. Any hope of a quick race were dashed by the very crisp and detailed Skippers Meeting summary in which both …

Whitecap, Swiftsure & Classic Mariners

Spring has finally arrived and with it warm temps and Westerly winds. Friday,  Team MARTHA raced the final Whitecap series race, we saw westerly winds from 11 to 18 and it was great race. MARTHA took line honors and corrected to third for the night.   In the final series  standings MARTHA places second place behind a very well sailed …

Spring Sail Training

The first of the 2017 Spring Training Programs came in cool and blustery with the Catlin Gabel School from Portland. The weather fore cast was for SW 25 to 35 which lived up to its promise, we saw apparent wind to 34, and the students loved it! It was quite a hoot boiling up and down Port Townsend Bay with …

MARTHA / Spring 2017

March 19th. The crew reveled in the sunshine as we scrubbed Winter away from MARTHA’s decks and prepared for the Spring Sail Training season. With the wind playing nice we were able to bend on all of MARTHA’s sails in preparation for the Catlin Gable School Sail training program. It always feels great to know that the Spring and Summer …

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 …