The Adventuress Cup

The Adventuress Cup - A Race for the Salish Sea

Don't miss the Race Day Livestream Broadcast!

5:00PM (PDT), Saturday, Sept.18th on Facebook and YouTube!

Follow the livestream broadcast for:
1. Race day updates.
2. The latest news from the Sound Experience Board of Directors.
3. Learn how Sound Experience worked with local community partners to bring youth aboard Adventuress this summer.

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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 is The Adventuress Cup "Covid safe"?
All Adventuress Cup activities will follow safety guidelines and procedures from the CDC, USCG, and WA State Department of Health. To learn more about Sound Experience's policies and practices around Covid-19 please visit our Covid-19 Practices webpage.

How does The Adventuress Cup work?
Race participants can join the fun on the water or virtually. Each participant may be a part of a real or virtual crew. Crew 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 second annual Adventuress Cup will be held on Saturday, September 18th at Shilshole Bay in Seattle. Racing starts at 1pm, a Livestream will start at 5pm and a Post-Race Celebration will be hosted at 6pm.

Still have questions about the event? Check out our FAQ page for some more information or click the "Learn More" button above to explore our event webpage.

Become an Adventuress Cup Sponsor! Click here to download our Sponsor Packet to explore your opportunities. 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!