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

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  • Horizontal snow! We’re battening down the hatches and preparing for our upcoming spring season. Tents are being inventoried and repaired (thanks Blake Island), foulies are being counted and checked, and scientific equipment’s being tested. Last but not least we’re hiring our amazingly talented crew of educators! 
We can’t wait to welcome all of our student scientists & sailors of 2020! Here’s to fair winds, following seas and sunny days on the Salish Sea ahead! .
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  • Are you looking for your next opportunity for growth & adventure?  Are you a detail oriented, find joy cooking for large groups, a team player, excited to work in a dynamic & fast-paced environment with youth? We are seeking a Logistics & Galley Coordinator to join our team this spring! For more information check our website-  www.salish.org/jobs. Apply before the New Year!
  • Heartfelt thanks to Sound Earth Strategies, Inc. for their sponsorship of our Salish Sea Expeditions boat-based science programs this year! Check them out at soundearthinc.com
  • 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