The Adventuress Cup


The Adventuress Cup - A Race for the Salish Sea

Registration is Open!

What is The Adventuress Cup?
The Adventuress Cup is an inclusive, feel-good event that celebrates our marine environment and aims to raise critical program funds for the nonprofit Sound Experience which owns and operates the iconic tall ship, Adventuress. The event replaces the organization’s fall gala which in recent years has raised more than $150,000 to provide critical support for youth education aboard Adventuress, including its popular Girls at the Helm program.

How does The Adventuress Cup work?
Race participants can join the fun on the water or virtually as part of a real or virtual team. Team members are encouraged to participate in peer-to-peer fundraising and Wind in Your Sails pre-race challenges to improve their boat’s handicap (or score). All activities will follow safety guidelines and procedures from the CDC, USCG, and WA State Department of Health. All participating boats must meet safety and other requirements outlined in the official Notice of Race. All boats are welcome - sailboats of all sizes are encouraged to race and power boats are invited to join in a pre-race parade!

When and where is The Adventuress Cup?
The third annual Adventuress Cup will be held on Saturday, September 17th at Shilshole Bay in Seattle. The Pre-Race Parade will start at 1pm and racing will be from 2pm-5pm. The CYC Commodore invites all participants to come to the CYC clubhouse for a post race celebration at 6pm.

Still have questions about the event? Check out our FAQ page for some more information or and stay tuned for the launch of our event webpage.

Thank You to our Generous 2022 Sponsors and Supporters!

Become a 2022 Adventuress Cup Sponsor! A Sponsor Packet with all available cash and in-kind sponsorship opportunities and benefits will be available soon. Please click here for our Sponsorship Form or contact Catherine Collins at with any questions or if you'd like to move forward with a sponsorship. Thank you in advance for your support of Adventuress and her youth environmental mission!