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About Clarks Maritime

Clarks Maritime

Clarks Maritime is a registered partnership, formed in 2000 by Martyn and Margaret Clark to provide the services outlined in this website.  The Clarks have collectively logged over 200,000 nautical miles in sail training, commercial and pleasure craft, most of them on offshore voyages.
Martyn Clark

Martyn Clark

Captain Clark´s successful experience in sailing and teaching as well as restoring and managing large vessels has resulted in numerous awards and citations over the past 30 years ... Author of nautical articles, travel accounts and short stories, he holds several honorary titles and awards.”
Woodson K Woods, 1812 Privateer “Lynx”
Martyn holds several certificates of competency from Transport Canada including a 500 ton Master´s, a Sailing Vessel Endorsement and a Fishing Master´s.  He is also a graduate in Honours English Language and Literature from the University of Toronto.  He is the co-founder of the Canadian Sail Training Association, past director of the American Sail Training Association and former executive director of both the S.A.L.T.S. Sail and Life Training Society of Victoria (see Restoration and Construction Projects) and the Maritime Museum of British Columbia.   Martyn is the author of Seamanship Under Sail, numerous travel and nautical articles and contributes regularly to Pacific Yachting magazine and the Times-Colonist newspaper (see Nautical and Travel writing).

Margaret Clark

Margaret Clark

"I nominated Margaret and Martyn Clark for 'sailtrainers of the year' because like other notable seafaring couples, such as Irving and Exy Johnson, they have introduced countless young people to the challenges of sail training on innovative offshore voyages.”
Captain George Moffet, Schooner "Brilliant" Mystic Seaport
Margaret is a veteran offshore sailor and HAM radio operator.  She holds a B.Sc. of Nursing from the University of Toronto.  For many years she was responsible for booking the S.A.L.T.S. fleet of sail training vessels and was first mate on the Pacific Swift´s maiden voyage to Australia.  A multi-tasker, Margaret has been at one time watch officer, cook, nurse, seamstress, knot-tying instructor and teacher.  She is the co-author of Pacific Yachting´s two-part series on varnishing and her interior upholstery and detailing aboard Passat (see ketch Passat V) contributed greatly to an award for the vessel at the Victoria Classic Boat Show in 2008.