Welcome to Spirit of the Sea
Our mission is to bring the spirit of the sea to youth with hands-on experiences aboard a sailing vessel in order to educate and inspire new awareness, perspectives, and initiative regarding the oceans, the environment, their communities, and themselves.
Our goal is to provide a meaningful marine experience to every middle- and high-school-aged youth in the San Francisco Bay area, but we especially seek to provide services at no cost to those who are at risk, disadvantaged, suffering illness, or who would uniquely benefit from or otherwise not have an opportunity to sail.
Get in touch
Email: CaptainRichard@spiritofthesea.org Tel: 510-646-7735 Address: 2340 Powell St. #212 Emeryville, CA 94608 Sype # 510-629-4886 Skype name Captainricardgil
Spirit of the Sea awarded 501 status!
Spirit of the Sea is pleased to announce that the IRS has determined that we are a tax-exempt Public Charity in accordance with section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, retroactive to our incorporation on October 4, 2011. Therefore, past and future donations to Spirit of the Sea are tax deductible. We wish to thank our many supporters and donors and we look forward to continuing our work with the benefit of tax-exempt status.
Captain Richard Gillette Receives Jefferson Award
We are very excited to announce that our founder and Executive Director Captain Richard Gillette has been selected as a winner of this year's Jefferson Award for his work with children in the SF Bay area.