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 …

Bronze Goodness

MARTHA has just received some new bronze hardware! But before we talk about the new,  we need little back ground info. Last year while sailing  the California Coast, one of our sailors, John Farrell, noticed a weighted bean bag hanging from the shifter and asked why was such a thing hanging there? I explained about how the Morse/Teleflex control is …

GIVING to MARTHA

.     We wanted to take the time to reflect on the effort and commitment that has  gone into the MARTHA program,  first to SAVE her and now to keep the MARTHA Program  SUSTAINABLE! In the beginning,  the task of saving her looked so enormous,  it seemed unreasonable to believe success was possible. We planned a 10 year program …