The Pacific Seafaring Foundation is dedicated to promoting the arts of seafaring, sailing, and preservation of classic yachts through hands-on educational programs and experiential learning opportunities with our sailing vessels and in collaboration with other sailing organizations. After decades of sailing and involvement in a range of non-profit efforts to boost the sport for all, we think we may have discovered a way of doing just that by providing the hundreds of sail training organizations with a broader set of experiences for their programs that they are not equipped to do themselves.
The Pacific Seafaring Foundation is supported by a growing corps of enthusiast volunteers and supporters dedicated to our goal. In the past few months we have managed to merge with a 501C3 non-profit, welcome the donation of use of a beautiful yacht, Ocean Queen V, and the donation of the Yankee, a legendary San Francisco Bay schooner needing some restoration. We took Ocean Queen to the Master Mariners Boat Show and were awarded the Stone Cup. Then we entered her in the Rolex Big Boat Regatta with a large crew of sailors and supporters, introducing all to the PSF concept and programs. Now we must prepare for booking and a full set of programs for the spring….and trying to fund it all. We have made it this far with the support of some generous grants from fellow believers in the cause but can no longer lean only on their generosity.