Monday, March 31, 2008

Colombian tallship GLORIA to visit Tacoma & San Diego

The Colombian barque GLORIA will visit Tacoma, WA August 3-7th, 2008, and participate in the "Festival of Sail" in San Diego, August 20th-24th.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Manhattan Beach Library -- tallships -- 16 April 2008

An additional presentation on the tall ships for 2008 has been added to Thad Koza's April 2008 schedule. On April 16th, 2008, from 6"30 to 8:30 PM he will be previewing the fleet of 2008 at the Manhattan Beach Library at 1320 Highland Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.
For additional information on the program, or for directions to the library, contact Don Gould at:

Or by telephone at: 310.545.8596

Monday, March 24, 2008

ketch PROVIDENCE -- Canada

The PROVIDENCE is over 100 years old, and has been brought back to British Columbia from Denamrk by her owner and Captain, Peter-Thor Watson. Peter is hoping to sail her in the 2008 Pacific Coast Challenge, but needs some support from host ports.
To contact the PROVIDENCE and Peter, e-mail:
Telephone: 250.218.2318
LOA: 86'
Beam: 17'
Draft: 9'
Year built: 1903

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Festival of Sail -- California 2008

There will be several "Festivals of Sail" in California during July//August//September 2008.

The following ports will host fleets of tall ships:

San Francisco -- July 23rd-28th, 2008

Oxnard -- Channel Islands -- August 7th-10th, 2008

Los Angeles -- August 13th-17th, 2008

San Diego -- August 20th-24th, 2008

Dana Point -- September 5-7th.

Friday, March 07, 2008

ketch CUTTY SARK --Whidbey Island, WA

The ketch CUTTY SARK is operated by Captain John Stone of Whidbey Island, WA.

Capt John can be reached at:

CUTTY SARK will participate in the tall ships festivals in Victoria BC, and Tacoma WA in 2008.

Canadian ketch THANE

The ketch, THANE, based in Victoria, BC will be one of the tall ships assembling for the Vcitoria BC tall ships festival in June 2008.

Thane is 57' LOA, with a 15' beam, and a draft of 6' 6".

She was built in 1978, and can be reached at her webpage:

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Preview: tall ships 2008 -- April 2008

Thad Koza will be making several presentation previews of the tall ships fleet that will visit California in 2008.

The events will be at the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, the California Yacht Club in Marina del Rey, and the Los Angeles Yacht Club in San Pedro. The schedule and contacts are:

2008 Tall Ships fleet preview
by Thad Koza

April 15th 7 PM Santa Barbara Maritime Museum

113 Harbor Way

Santa Barbara, CA 93109

Contact: Elenor Burciaga

Phone: 805.962.8404

April 17th – noon- luncheon California Yacht Club

4469 Admiralty Way

Marina del Rey

Reservations must be made to attend.

Contact: Martin McCarthy


Phone: 310.823.0123

April 18th -- 7 PM dinner//presentation Los Angeles YC

285 Whalers Walk

San Pedro, CA 90731

Contact: Mike Trujillo, Fleet Captain LAYC


Phone: 310.367.8827

or contact Hal Barstow at:

Sunday, March 02, 2008

California Yacht Club -- April 17th, 2008

The California Yacht Club in Marina del Rey will host a presentation by Thad Koza on the tall ships fleet of 2008 at their
"Thursday Lunch Series" on April 17th.

For details on the program and reservations, contact Martin McCarthy at the address posted below:

Press Release from California Yacht Club
The Thursday, April 17th 2008, California Yacht Club Yachting Luncheon:
Visions of Past Grandeur -- Tall Ships coming Summer of 2008

For many who love the Sea, the image of a graceful tall-masted sailing vessel slicing the waves and throwing a massive bow wake sparks imagination of grandeur in days gone-by. Join us on April 17, for the California Yacht Club’s monthly Yachting Luncheon to experience first-hand a unique audio/visual presentation by internationally renowned author and photographer Thad Koza. With many an adventurous sea-mile in his wake, he will review the fleet of “Tall Ships” scheduled to visit California during the Summer of 2008.
In addition to previewing the some 20 vessels which comprise the Tall Ships fleet for this year, including the US Coast Guard barque EAGLE, the tall ship BOUNTY, and the replica of Christopher Columbus’s NI√ĎA, additional local Tall Ships: LADY WASHINGTON, HAWAIIAN CHIEFTAIN, and the LYNX will be visiting all of the ports.

Bring your calendar as the visitation schedules for San Francisco, Channel Islands, Los Angeles,
Dana Point, San Diego as well as contact information will be presented.
Special opportunities for young people to sail aboard several of the Tall Ships from port to port will be described in the presentation.

Join fellow yachting enthusiasts at 12 Noon; don’t miss this exceptional opportunity to view magnificent ships rarely assembled as a fleet … and answer those many questions you have always had about these wondrous examples of our proud maritime heritage. Come early to get a good seat!

Happy Half Hour – Noon
Bountiful Buffet Luncheon - 12:20 PM • Presentation 12:40 PM
$14.75 includes Luncheon, tax, service and parking. Reservations not required.
Open to all who love yachting, as a public service of CYC.
California Yacht Club
4469 Admiralty Way – Marina del Rey – 310.823.4567 –