The Adventuress Cup

The Adventuress Cup - A Race for the Salish Sea

Registration is now open - click here to sign up now!

What is The Adventuress Cup?
The Adventuress Cup is a new, 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. Each participant may be a part of a real or virtual crew. Crew members are encouraged to participate in peer-to-peer fundraising and environmental/education 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 and will not include land-based events. All participating boats must meet safety and other requirements outlined in the official Notice of Race which will be posted on the event website.

When and where is The Adventuress Cup?
The first annual Adventuress Cup will be held on Sunday September 20, 2020 at Shilshole Bay in Seattle. Please sign up below to receive email updates, including registration information.

Helpful documents to download:
Why I should Race my Boat in the 2020 Adventuress Cup?
How Do I Set Up My Personal Fundraiser Page?
The Adventuress Cup Notice of Race
The Adventuress Cup 2020 Event Poster (18x24)
The Adventuress Cup Press Release
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Race Registration

Click here to sign up to race your physical or virtual boat!
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Click here to explore a leaderboard that includes On-the-Water Race scores, Wind in Your Sail challenge points and Fundraising totals. Is your team in the lead?

Fundraising Directory

Click here to explore peer-to-peer fundraising pages, make a donation and see how the fundraising portion of the competition is going.

Become a Sponsor

Are you interested in sponsoring The Adventuress Cup? Click here to find out more about sponsorship levels and packages.

Thank you to our generous 2019 Party for Adventuress Sponsors!

To become an Adventuress Cup Sponsor, please contact Catherine Collins at
2019 Sponsor Panel from PDF