Ship's Log: Team Longboat

Bravo Team’s Five-Day Island Adventure

With calloused hands, warm hearts, and soaring spirits, Bravo Team returns from Journey! Five days out in the islands and four nights under a blanket of stars have left us better friends and more experienced mariners.

Bravo Team: Sailing into Spring

With longer days and warmer weather on the way, our band of singing, sailing, and rowing comrades are merrily, cheerily refining our maritime skills aboard our trusted vessel Townshend.

Bravo Team: Hoist the Sails and Sing Along!

Bravo Team Sea Shanty (Sung to the melody of Yellow Submarine) In the town where we all live There is a boat that sails the winds We pack the cart and wheel is there Jump on the boat, Oh don't ...

Bravo Team: Wood Ships and Friendships

There are good ships, and wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships, and may that always be! And then there are wood ships! Anyone who has experience with boats, especially wooden ones, knows ...

Bravo Team: Learning the Ropes

Nothing like closing out the year with full steam, as our group of young longboaters literally learns the ropes. Bravo Team is in full swing, and getting the feel for their equipment, crewmates, and the changing season. Our first month ...

Bravo Team is Back on the Water

Leaves are changing color, days are getting shorter, and Bravo Team is back on the water! We have a full team of middle and high school students from the Port Townsend School District's OCEAN program to operate longboat Townshend. Five ...

Bravo Team: Setting Sail on the Historic Schooner Martha

Last week, Bravo Team was invited to sail on the 1907-built B.B. Crowninshield schooner Martha. This was the culminating visit after Bravo Team contributed to re-rigging and refreshing Martha for the sailing year in the two previous weeks. Bravo ...

A New Perspective: Bravo Team’s One Day Journey

We had a hatch full of snacks, a forecast for sun and light wind, and a small boat to adventure in—Bravo Team was ready for our full-day expedition! We were missing a few crew members, so we decided to ...

Bravo Team: The Garry Oak Project

By Sean Bunting, Bravo Team Instructor Every year, Bravo Team donates time to an environmental project, giving something to the local community and strengthening the health of our local ecology. In years past, Bravo Team has helped build rain gardens ...

Bravo Team: Confidence Grows

By Sean Bunting, Bravo Team Instructor You get to a certain point in an undertaking where things start to get easier. Bravo Team, as a crew, has definitely put the work in and has gotten through the initial learning curve ...