The Adventuress Cup - A Race for the Salish Sea supporting Sound Experience
The Adventuress Cup - A Race for the Salish Sea

About The Adventures Cup - A Race for the Salish Sea

On Saturday, September 17, 2022, sailboats, motorboats and an enthusiastic ever-growing community will come together in Puget Sound to support the mission of Sound Experience. The nonprofit organization, celebrating 33 years, owns and operates the schooner Adventuress for our region's youth and our environment. This year marks the third exciting, inclusive on-the-water and virtual race that highlights the extraordinary Salish Sea marine environment and to raise funds to support the work of the iconic, fully-restored schooner Adventuress. More than 30,000 children and teens have climbed aboard Adventuress for powerful day and overnight programming over three decades. Together, young people raise the sails, take the helm and learn how our daily actions make a difference in the health of our waterways and oceans. As important, they experience what it means to be a shipmate.

Join us by...

- Racing your sailboat

- Creating a virtual team

- Joining the pre-race parade with your powerboat

- Becoming a sponsor

- Completing Wind in Your Sails Challenges to support a team

- Donating to a team

Helpful documents for Adventuress Cup 2022:

Notice of Race (coming soon)

Sailing Instructions (2021 for reference, 2022 coming soon)

Event Poster PDF (18x24)

Event Poster JPG (18x24)

Press Release

Sponsor Flyer


Date

Starts at:  September 17, 2022 3:00 PM
Ends at:  September 17, 2022 9:00 PM

Location

Shilshole Bay, Seattle, WA, USA
Shilshole Bay
Seattle,WA 98117 USA

Contact

Jenny Huntley
(360)379-0438 x6
jenny@soundexp.org

Is this a REAL race/regatta?

Yes! This is a one-day “around the bouys” racing event which will include multiple starts that split the fleet into similar sized groups. The race will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing. Race scoring will be comprised of: 

1) On-the-water Race Results

2) Wind in Your Sails Challenge Points

3) Fundraising (1 dollar = 1 point)

4) Social Media and Recruiting Points

How is this a fundraiser and what does it support?

The Adventuress Cup is a peer-to-peer fundraising event where folks reach out to their network of friends and business connections to encourage donations toward their team's goal. Sailboat and powerboat entrants are asked to make a minimum “good faith pledge” of $1,500 in tax-deductible financial support. Every dollar that is raised will directly support youth programs aboard Adventuress thanks to our dedicated Adventuress Cup sponsors. Adventuress programs reach Puget Sound area young people with powerful maritime and environmental education. The Adventuress Cup fundraiser enables Sound Experience, working with community partners in our region, to reach underserved youth including BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and those otherwise unable to participate for financial reasons, or who do not traditionally have access to the waterfront. 

The Adventuress Cup is a peer-to-peer fundraising event where folks reach out to their network of friends and business connections to encourage donations toward their team's goal. Sailboat and powerboat entrants are asked to make a minimum “good faith pledge” of $1,500 in tax-deductible financial support. Every dollar that is raised will directly support youth programs aboard Adventuress thanks to our dedicated Adventuress Cup sponsors. Adventuress programs reach Puget Sound area young people with powerful maritime and environmental education. The Adventuress Cup fundraiser enables Sound Experience, working with community partners in our region, to reach underserved youth including BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and those otherwise unable to participate for financial reasons, or who do not traditionally have access to the waterfront. 

Who is Sound Experience?

Sound Experience is a Washington-based nonprofit education organization that delivers powerful shipboard – and virtual – programs that shape young people’s perspectives about the marine environment. Over the past 30-plus years, more than 30,000 Puget Sound area children and teens have climbed aboard the 133-foot Adventuress for day and overnight programs. Programs teach environmental stewardship and current issues affecting Puget Sound and the Salish Sea, and introduce young people to potential marine-science and maritime-related career paths. Adventuress, which was built in 1913, carries the highest designation of historic significance as a National Historic Landmark (NHL) and is one of only two NHL sailing ships still in active operation on the West Coast.

Thanks to our Generous Sponsors!