Upcoming Schedule – San Francisco Bay

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Golden Rule at Golden Gate
“Little Boat with a Big Message”

The Golden Rule Peace Boat is in the SF Bay!

Sailing for a Nuclear Free World!
The historic 34-foot sailboat sparked a worldwide movement against nuclear bomb testing, when in 1958 its crew of four Quaker peace activists attempted to sail to the Marshall Islands to bring attention to U.S. nuclear atmospheric testing. 
The Golden Rule, which inspired Greenpeace to get its first boat, was found at the bottom of Humboldt Bay five years ago and has been lovingly restored by Veterans For Peace and many friends.
Come for a visit – and maybe even a sail!

On Thursday, Oct. 1, we moved to Sausalito, where we will be docked at Schoonmaker Marina, Dock B, #59 thru the weekend.


Next week we will be back in San Francisco and ready for Fleet Week activities.


We will probably be at the Hyde St. Pier (National Maritime Museum) Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 6-8 (4 nights).  People can tour the boat from 1 pm to 5 pm or call Gerry Condon to get on the list for a morning sail, weather permitting.


Vetetans For Peace is organizing a public event Wednesday, Oct. 7, at 7 pm, at the Veterans Building in San Francisco, on Van Ness at McAllister. There will be a presentation from the crew of the Golden Rule, an update on current antinuclear actions by Jackie Cabasso, and discussion about Fleet Week organizing, past and present.


On Friday October 9 we move to Gashouse Cove for 2 nights. Our intention is to sail in the Bay on Friday during the Parade of Ships, and again on Saturday, the big day. We want to be seen by thousands of people. We will be careful, however, not to do anything that would put the Golden Rule or her crew at risk, legally or otherwise.


We are coordinating with members of Veterans For Peace who will have a table at Pier 41 on Saturday, Oct. 10, with VFP and Golden Rule materials. We will also be talking with other peace activists about coordinating activities during Fleet Week.


On Sunday October 11 we will spend the night close to the Golden Gate Bridge in preparation for a 6:30 am October 12 departure heading toward Noyo Bay.


Finally, we are told that the crew may not have easy access to showers during Fleet Week in SF. So if anybody wants to invite a Golden Rule crew member or two home for a shower and a bite to eat, maybe even a bed for the night, please let me know.


Our final educational / fundraising event before we arrive in Humboldt Bay will be in Ft. Bragg on October 15 – date, time, and place to be determined.


Please feel free to call me anytime at 206-499-1220.


Thank you for all your support. We are looking forward to a great week.


Sailing for a Nuclear Free World!

Gerry Condon


You can help to make things happen.  Invite the Golden Rule crew to a house party, a potluck dinner (or just to dinner).

For more information, contact Gerry Condon at 206-499-1220 or Helen Jaccard at 206-992-6364.

Make Waves!

Gerry Condon
National Board Vice President
Board Member


We are looking forward to making even more friends and to continue sailing for a nuclear free world.



Help restore the original nuclear protest boat and support her mission to abolish war as an instrument of national policy.


There are several ways that you can help us complete our missions. Cash donations are the simplest way to help with the restoration effort. You can donate via PayPal by clicking the button above or donate by check to:


VFP Golden Rule Project
P.O. Box 87
Samoa, CA 95564





We aim to advance Veterans For Peace opposition to nuclear weapons and war, and to do so in a dramatic fashion.


We have recovered and restored the original peace ship, the Golden Rule, that set sail in 1958 to stop nuclear testing in the atmosphere, and which inspired the many peace makers and peace ships that followed.


The reborn Golden Rule will voyage once more, to show that nuclear abolition is possible, and that bravery and tenacity can overcome militarism.

Golden Rule
A close fit. Main mast just before the sanding began to round it up.
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    Golden Rule SHINES in San Francisco

    We had a marvelous time on October 4 when Norman DeVall, Nadya Williams and Gerry Condon followed Golden Rule in Norman’s boat to get some great pictures!   Our friends Steve Scalmanini and Annie Esposito of Ukiah joined us, and Norman’s friend Michael Matthay.  Mike......

  • Golden Rule in San Francisco Bay

    We arrived in San Francisco Bay last Monday, Sept. 21, International Peace Day.  We spent several days docked at South Beach Harbor near Giants Stadium. While in SF, we had visits from many folks, including Bob Gould of Physicians for Social Responsibility and KPFA’s Dennis......

  • Allen McFee turns 65 and goes up the main mast

    It was an exciting day!  Our 10 am sail was Helen, Michael, Ed Fracker, and a guest who has fallen in love with Golden Rule, Maria.  Maria had so much fun she started yelling in ecstasy after being on the helm for awhile. Then we......

  • Golden Rule Sails under Golden Gate Bridge

    It was a grand day for sailing – calm seas and just the right amount of wind to sail without the motor as we went under Golden Gate Bridge.   We were met by Jean Morris, who has been a wonderful ally and organizer for......