Sail & Tribute


Sail with us on the San Francisco Bay aboard the Matthew Turner, a newly constructed, traditional wooden Tall Ship.


Sailing from the Bay Model Visitor Center, Sausalito
Sunday, September 19, 2021
11:30 am – 4:30 pm


Tibetan Aid Project celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2018. We are now ready to set sail with this 50th Anniversary Fundraising Event!


Happy to announce Sail & Tribute will become our second annual event, many thanks to Alan Olson and Call of the Sea.

With our long-standing annual benefit gala, Taste & Tribute, cancelled in 2020 and 2021 due to COVID, Sail & Tribute is a particularly important event for us this year.

The 2020 text shipment and the 2021 World Peace Ceremony in Bodh Gaya were also cancelled. We are planning for an extra-large shipment to Tibetans in the Himalayan region as soon as it’s safe. Providing funds for shipping and distribution is one of the ways TAP fulfills its mission. We invite you to join us for an unforgettable experience aboard the 132 ft Matthew Turner and help us get these sacred and cultural texts into the hands of Tibetans.

Tickets are $500 per person. Limited capacity, 50 guests.
$395 per each $500 ticket is tax deductible.


11:30 am – 12:40 pm Champagne and Canapés Reception

Enjoy the fresh air, substantial and delicious canapés, displays and presentations while overlooking the marina at the Bay Model Visitor Center’s Amphitheater.

12:40 – 1:00 pm Boarding

1:00 – 4:00 pm Sail on the beautiful and captivating San Francisco Bay

Join the crew for an interactive sailing experience, or simply enjoy the view.

Interact with the Visionary and Project Director of the Matthew Turner, Alan Olson, and hear the inspiring story behind this historic, state-of-the-art wooden Tall Ship.

Participate in a Live Auction on the Bay with five exclusive auction lots and Fund a Library. Auctioneer – Liam Mayclem, Emmy award winning TV and radio personality, best known as Host of Eye on the Bay and FoodieChap on KCBS, and friend of Taste & Tribute.

For those of you who would like to learn about the art of sailing, expand your sailing adventure with a hands-on experience working alongside the ship’s professional crew.

Some interesting facts about the Matthew Turner:

Designed after the ship Galilee, built by renowned Bay Area Ship builder, Matthew Turner, in the late 1800’s. Her stern is permanently on display at Fort Mason in the GGNRA.

Produces her own energy and propulsion needs through a state-of-the-art hybrid system using wind power to produce electrical generation.

Length Overall: 132 ft
Length on Deck: 100 ft
Height of Main Mast: 100 ft
Sail Area: 7,200 sq ft with 11 sails
Berths for Voyaging: 38
Constructed of Douglas Fir

We’ve missed seeing so many of you at Taste & Tribute and look forward to coming together once again at Sail & Tribute, welcoming old friends and making new ones.

Get your tickets early. Limited capacity. Wouldn’t want to sail without you!


All proceeds go toward furthering the mission of Tibetan Aid Project. Tibetan Aid Project is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation, organized as the Tibetan Nyingma Relief Foundation (EIN: 23-7433901). $395 per each $500 ticket is tax deductible.

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Individual Ticket $500

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Sep 19 2021


Pacific Time
11:30 am - 4:30 pm


U.S. Army Corp. Of Engineers, Bay Model Visitor Center
2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA 94965