Ships

Carlyn

The majority of Salish’s programs occur aboard Carlyn,a 61-foot yawl built in 1996 according to the U.S. Coast Guard safety standards. Carlyn belongs to Four Winds * Westward Ho Camps and is leased by Salish each year during the spring and fall. Carlyn is designed specifically to meet the unique needs of experiential education programs. Her layout and rig are intended to allow maximum student participation in all sailing and science operations.

Ship Specifications

Displacement: 42,000lbs
Construction: Wood-strip plank with epoxy overlay; built 1995 by Scarano brothers boat building; Albany, NY
Length Overall (LOA): 62ft
Length at Waterline (LWL): 52ft
Draft: 7.5 feet
Beam: 13 feet
Sail Area: 1,450 sq ft.
Auxiliary Engine: 75 horsepower Westerbeke diesel
Crew: 6 persons (with 2 having USCG 100-ton inland masters with sail endorsement licences)
Area of Operation: Salish Sea
Rig: Yawl

Meet Our Full-Time Captain

David Leanza

David grew up messing about in boats with his dad on Lake Erie. He has worked professionally aboard nine different sailing vessels, four of them as captain, on both coasts of the US, in the Great Lakes, and in the Bahamas. David spent 13 years in Michigan as captain and program director of Windward Bound sailing camp programs where he managed youth volunteers throughout the year and led trips aboard traditionally rigged schooners each summer. When not working on the water, David enjoys doing carpentry and design projects. He studied Sustainable Building and Design at Yestermorrow Design School in Warren, VT. He recently completed the renovation of a 118-year-old home and designed two new homes which were built near Pontiac, MI. David studied Music at University of Miami and enjoys playing drums and percussion.

Contact Us

Salish Sea Expeditions
1257 Patmos Lane NW
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
Phone: (206) 780-7848
E-Mail: Info@Salish.Org

Instagram Feed

  • Rain or shine - or hail - we live to inspire students in marine and maritime science! Support aspiring scientists and mariners onboard the Carlyn for #GivingTuesday!

All gifts made through #GivingTuesday TODAY qualify for a 1:1 match up to $17,000. 
Double your gift and help us provide more boat-based science programs for youth. Gifts of all sizes are appreciated and will make a difference. Please join us! #GivingTuesday #studentscientists #inquirybasedlearning #goodshipcarlyn #rainorshine #salishsea
  • #GivingTuesday is here!  We have 6-hours to rally and raise boat-based science program support for Salish Sea Expeditions. #GiveTueSalish and help us educate and inspire the next generation of sailors and scientists! Gifts matched 1:1 up to $17K!

Student from Ballard High School: “It’s one thing to learn about it in the classroom, it’s another to see it.” www.salish.org/donate
  • Instagram takeover! Our student Program Coordinators & Documentarians have taken on the Carlyn and our Salish Sea Expeditions account, IGing live from on deck! .
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The Challenge (duh duh duh) has finally begun! After three days of sailing, science and fun we finally reached our final day. Although we’re all tired and have chapped lips, we’ve had lots of fun. Now we’re having fun with The Challenge. Stay tuned for more...
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  • Everything you ever needed and then some. We love fall season sailing and our mini pumpkin fairy! 🎃 👻 .
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