UPDATED SAILING SCHEDULE
Updated Golden Rule Schedule
8/23-8/25 Morro Bay / San Luis Obispo
8/25-8/28 Santa Barbara
9/01-9/02 Marina del Rey
9/03-9/04 San Pedro Fleet Week
9/05-9/07 Long Beach
9/08 San Diego
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Visit our ‘Upcoming Events’ page for further details!
8/20-8/21, 11am-2pm Boat Tours
8/21, 6pm-9pm Potluck and Presentation
8/24, 1pm-5pm Boat Tours
8/24, 6pm-9pm Potluck and Presentation
Ventura / Oxnard
8/29, 2pm-4pm Boat Tours
8/29, 5pm-8pm Music, Potluck, and Presentation
8/30, 1pm-3pm Boat Tours
Marina del Rey
9/02, 1pm-5pm No Nukes Picnic
2017 Voyage and Educational Stops
It is hard to believe that the Golden Rule’s 2017 voyage to “BAN NUCLEAR WEAPONS!” is almost halfway over. High winds and rough seas delayed her departure from her home port in Humboldt Bay, but the Golden Rule successfully navigated Fort Bragg, Bodega Bay/Santa Rosa, Berkeley, and San Francisco.
After an extremely successful Peace Action Camp in San Francisco, the Golden Rule reunited with her sister sailboat the Phoenix of Hiroshima for the first time in 59 years.
Here’s a good video of the reunion, made by film maker Brian Cowden.
The Phoenix peace boat carried on the Golden Rule’s protest voyage to the Marshall Islands to interfere with atmospheric nuclear bomb testing. They both sank in 2010 and while the Golden Rule was rescued and restored the Phoenix was not so lucky. After a touching and inspirational ceremony, the crew scattered rose petals from the Golden Rule over the Phoenix, currently at the bottom of the Sacramento Delta.
The Golden Rule was joined by Jessica Renshaw Reynolds, original crew member and daughter of Captain Reynolds, filmmakers Brian Cowden and Mikal Jacobal, Golden Rule Restoration Coordinator Chuck Dewitt, boatyard owners Leroy and Dalene Zerlang, reporter Jane Braxton Little (who got a piece published about the Golden Rule in the Sacramento Bee), a dive team and other friends.
Our Sacramento stop was jam-packed with events and saw some of our biggest events to date. Many, many thanks to the August Peace Event committee, Sacramento WILPF, Sacramento Friends Meeting, Ben Franklin Foundation for Peace and Justice, the band the Freewheelers, and many other wonderful supporters!
Unfortunately the Golden Rule lost her rudder and is undergoing repairs. We are hoping to get her back on her journey as soon as possible. She will travel through Monterey, Morro Bay, Santa Barbara, Ventura/Oxnard, and Marina Del Rey, before finally making her way to her 2017 destination in San Diego. In each stop events are planned to educate and inspire. Visit the Golden Rule website or the Facebook page for more details about upcoming events.
The approval for the UN Treaty to Ban Nuclear Weapons is a great triumph for peace activists worldwide. However, the U.S. remains unwilling to part with their nuclear arsenal, and the Golden Rule is pursuing her mission in full force educating about the very real possibility of a nuclear war in today’s political environment.
Look for photos and testimonials on our Facebook page, VFP Golden Rule Project.
Follow the Golden Rule in real time at http://bit.ly/TrackGRP.
Peace Action Camps
New Program! “Peace Action Camps!” This is a chance for veterans, youth, women and others to join together to learn to sail, learn the principles of non-violent direct action, participate in an action planned during the camp, and learn about nuclear issues today. It will be a lot of fun and you might be chosen for future crew!
Our first camp, from June 21 – 28 in San Francisco Bay was a huge success and bodes very well for future efforts. We had six participants (12 counting crew and shore support). Four were VFP members, three of whom came from Tucson. They were accompanied by two young adults who are both involved with the Tucson-based Nonviolence Legacy Project.
We are hoping to plan future camps in San Diego.
The Golden Rule reunited with the Phoenix of Hiroshima after 59 years!
The reunion was the first we know of since 1958, when the Golden Rule crew handed the baton to the Phoenix crew in Honolulu to complete the historic attempt to stop atmospheric nuclear bomb testing.
The same year that the Golden Rule sank and was brought up from the bottom of Humboldt Bay, the Phoenix of Hiroshima sank only a short distance away! The Phoenix has been located and efforts to raise and restore her are underway. After a touching and inspirational ceremony, the Golden Rule crew scattered rose petals over the Phoenix, currently at the bottom of the Sacramento Delta.
Speakers are available to talk with your group or the media about the Golden Rule and nuclear issues. Please call Helen Jaccard, 206-992-6364 to make arrangements.
The Golden Rule only sails with help from our supporters and helpers!
Event Volunteers Needed
The 2017 sailing season will be very exciting! We will sail from Humboldt Bay to San Diego. With many educational stops, we need a lot of help, all hands on deck and there are many roles to play!
Organizers, authors, public speakers, a web master, photographers, videographers will all be needed and appreciated.
If you live on the coast of California, we also need help to organize events and seed money for each stop. To volunteer, please contact Helen Jaccard at 206-992-6364 or send an email to email@example.com or make a donation.
2016 Voyage News
The 2016 voyage was an amazing mix of educational events, wooden boat shows, support of the Indigenous Canoe Journey, and protests against various military activities in the Pacific Northwest. We have just published our Golden Rule Newsletter with Crew Pictures so you can find out all about the 2016 voyage.
Cool video by Clint Weimeister: Golden Rule arrives in Port Townsend
3 videos by Clint Weimeister of the Golden Rule and 3 other boats sailing past the Indian Island Munitions Transfer area near Port Townsend – where big war ships load weapons to take to wars all over the world.
Special Edition Newsletter, great pictures of the 2015 season from Humboldt to San Diego and back.
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And, here’s an update from April 2016:
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