OCSC’s adopted schooner, SEAWARD, won the Master Mariners Regatta this past Saturday, May 23. OCSC owners, Rich and Anthony and OCSC member, Jerry Fiddler and family were aboard for the thrilling day on the Bay. A flawless start and sharp mark roundings and course calls added up to a clean sweep across the broad course that covered most of the Bay.
Congratulations to everyone aboard and the fine organization, Call of the Sea, that does so much for getting young people out on the water and preserving the traditions we all cherish.
-Anthony Sandberg, OCSC President & Founder
The Master Mariners Regatta dates back to 1867 when the “Boatmen’s Protective Association made an impressive contribution to the Fourth of July celebration by staging a race between the large coastal schooners and the sailing scows of the San Francisco Bay Area. It was so successful that it was repeated in 1868 and again in 1869. At that time, they reorganized under a new title, Master Mariners Benevolent Association.” The current form of the race was revived in 1965 and is a great event for the classic wooden boats in the Bay.
See the complete race results here.