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August Foster Family Gathering

We are excited to host our second quarterly gathering on August 20th at 9:30am with Call of the Sea! Come be a Sailor for a Day! You will take turns steering the ship, help haul up the Mainsail, learn to tie knots used on the ship, and hear about the life of a sailor from the professional crew that lives full time on the ship. All ages are welcome. Lunch and drinks will be provided.

Activities include:

  • Engaging in sailing the vessel and thinking critically about teamwork, communication, and the safety of themselves and others.
  • Hauling up sails, coiling lines, tieing knots, and engaging with simple machines.
  • Learning to read a navigational chart, use coastal piloting techniques and simple mathematics to fix their position
  • Learning about how the winds and currents impact navigation.

Location

Seaward is docked at the US Army Corps of Engineers Bay Model Visitor Center in Sausalito, CA. Access to the ship and parking lot is via Marinship Way.

Parking

Free parking is available in the US Army Corps of Engineer Bay Model Visitor Center lot. Based on recent trends, parking may be limited in the Bay Model parking lot due to Sea Trek Kayaking and the Bay Model being very busy in the mornings and early afternoons.  Spillover parking is available on Bridgeway (non-metered all-day spots) and along Liberty Ship Way in front of #10 Libertyship Way in the yellow zones. MFCA will cover any incurred parking costs.

Restrooms

We recommend using shore facilities at the Bay Model as a priority prior to sailing. Seaward has a public restroom on board, available for use one at a time, but for Covid safety, it is preferred to use the larger bathrooms onshore.

Covid 19 Safety Protocol

  • Proof of vaccine or negative COVID test (tests are available at the dock if needed. Please come at 9:15am if you need to test) and masks are required for all passengers
  • Social distancing of 6' between people if they are not in the same household
  • Vessel surfaces are sanitized before sailing
  • Hand sanitizer will be available for frequent use by all passengers

What to Bring

  • A reusable water bottle to ensure you stay hydrated.
  • Dress in layers: a windbreaker, warm base layer, gloves, hat, scarf, sunglasses, sunscreen, and comfortable closed-toe shoes

We can't wait to see you there! Questions - email leighann@marinfostercare.org.

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