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The Adventuress Cup - A Race for the Salish Sea!

Join us on Saturday September 17th for the third annual Adventuress Cup - A Race for the Salish Sea!. The race is an inclusive, feel-good event that celebrates our marine environment and aims to raise critical program funds. Our dedicated Adventuress Cup sponsors make it possible that every dollar raised goes directly to support shipboard programs and the goal this year is to raise $125,000.

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Sound Experience’s 2021 Annual Report

Dive into the 2021 Report to explore beautiful photos and topics that include programs aboard Adventuress, online virtual voyages delivered to classrooms in Washington and Oregon, the 2nd Annual Adventuress Cup, new program partners, ship maintenance updates from the captains and work done by our volunteers!
Click here to read Sound Experience’s Online Annual Report for 2021

The Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival - September 9 -11, 2022

Join us for a free deck tour of Adventuress on both Saturday or Sunday morning from 10 AM to Noon.
Or sign up for Saturday's - Schooner Race, or Sunday's - Parade of Sail; and spend an afternoon sailing on Adventuress.
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Now scheduling programs for the Fall!

Schedule your 2022 program today!

Both in-person and virtual options are available to help fit your needs. Programs are available to schools, homeschool groups, learning pods, youth groups and more.

To learn more click the link below or contact Amy at amy@soundexp.org or call 360-379-0438 x 2

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Become a Sound Experience Member and sail on Adventuress this fall!

We invite you to join our inquisitive, inclusive, and fun community and sail aboard Adventuress on Member Only Sails in 2022.

It’s easy—sign up, support our mission, and step aboard for Member Only sails in 2022
Already a Member? Go to our Members Page to see the fall sailing schedule for Members.
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It's Not a Time to be Silent - A message from Sound Experience

Recent events have shown that the pain and suffering of our Black family, friends, neighbors and co-workers is not only unacceptable, it is unconscionable. America has to do better. All of us have to do better. It is long past time for change.

As a nonprofit education organization, Sound Experience is committed to equity and racial justice. Our policies reflect this commitment of inclusion; our practices include restorative training and programming. We recognize, though, that we are not doing enough.

In the coming weeks and months, we commit to deepening our work with community partners to address the continuing inequities in environmental education and maritime workforce development. For decades, both these spaces have lacked diversity and inclusion of Black and Brown people. This needs to change. Change happens with intention, planning and resources. We can do better.

Aboard Adventuress, we are ALL shipmates. This means that all of us – aboard the ship and throughout the Puget Sound region communities we serve – are shipmates. We care for each other physically and emotionally. We commit to fostering safe spaces for young people to grow and to learn. We steward the environment which sustains us all – all beings, all humans regardless of skin color.

We stand together, for our shipmates, until justice is achieved – and until all human beings can live without fear and can thrive in an equitable America.
“Kids learn through experience. Some of the most vivid and meaningful learning happens outside of the classroom… There aren’t many places on Earth that have a resource as powerful as Adventuress. I am truly grateful that my students can have this opportunity.”

Ron W., 5th grade teacher at Discovery Elementary

“It’s a very unique opportunity for young people to get away from an urban environment and really live with a group of people working on the water. Partly it has to do with the historic nature of the ship and partly it has to do with a deep love for Puget Sound. Who wouldn’t want that for their kids?”

Marianne W., mother of a participant on Girls at the Helm