At our first meeting into the new year, we welcomed Paul Nies and Don Johnson, Captains of the Chula Vista Tall Ship, the Schooner Bill of Rights and representatives of the South Bayfront Sailing Association.
Don gave us a brief historical perspective of the schooner, which was built in Maine in 1971. Being a schooner, it was patterned after the "racehorse of the 1800's." At 137 feet long and made of oak, she eventually made her way through the Panama Canal and onto Vancouver.  The Bill of Rights was purchased 7-8 years ago from Los Angeles Maritime.  The volunteer staff of the ship strives to educate both youngsters and older community members by teaching that we need to  all work together and exhibit teamwork in order to get things done. Onboard activities stress science, technology, engineering, arts and math. CVSR hopes to be more involved to support this non-profit which is currently a secret gem of the south bay.