Adventuress Cup 2021

The Adventuress Cup 2021

The Adventuress Cup 2021 was a resounding success! Here is a quick recap in case you missed it.

First, all of us at Sound Experience cannot thank you enough for making the second annual Adventuress Cup – A Race for the Salish Sea an amazing success. Thank you for your enthusiastic participation. You helped to raise more than $92,000 to continue the work and mission of Adventuress to reach our region’s youth with powerful education programs.

We are thrilled at this time to announce the winners of this year’s event based on points accrued through dollars raised, on-the-water race results, participation in the Wind in Your Sails Challenges and social media/recruiting points. While not everyone could take home an award, we hope that everyone had fun (no matter how damp race day was)! Below are the winners by category, a race day recap and the pre-recorded livestream with 2021 program updates and stories from board members, crew and captains. Thank you again for your tireless support of Adventuress and her youth mission!

Race Day Recap

The Adventuress Cup Race was a magical day for Sound Experience. As the sun came up the morning of Saturday September 18th, donations had already begun to pour in for the race and continued late into the night for our teams.

Saturday's race saw the fleet parading out to the race course on Shilshole Bay led by Adventuress in sunshine. As often happens in the Pacific Northwest, this soon changed to showers and then to a steady rain followed by a downpour. The wind also provided plenty of challenges for the racers, at times gusting to 25 knots, at other times leaving the boats adrift with sails slack, and the skippers wishing for some wind. A big thank you to the Corinthian Yacht Club Race Committee for providing the excellent course, making sure everyone enjoyed the race and that all the racers got back to the marina to in time to enjoy the post-race Covid-responsible gathering. All were drenched and wet to the bone but smiling.
If you would like to make a contribution towards life-changing programs aboard Adventuress, you can still do so here.Thank you!

Want to see Adventuress' crew and programs in action this year?

Watch the 2021 Program and Fundraising Broadcast!

Meet The Adventuress Cup Winners!

Congratulations to the Adventuress Cup winning teams! A special thank you to each Adventuress Cup Team Skipper for their positive energy, engagement and fundraising. We are so grateful.

Adventuress Cup Grand Prize

Tops'l Trimmers
Ken Greff and Mark Donahue

Sailboat Category - Flying Sails

First Place
Tops'l Trimmers
Ken Greff and Mark Donahue
Second Place
Team Puff
Steve Summers
Third Place
Adventuress Inspiration
Rusty Lhamon

Sailboat Category - No Flying Sails

First Place
Pirate Turtles
Jason Karas
Second Place
Puget Packeteers
Jim Congdon and Jonathan Ward
Third Place
I Heart Puget Sound
Bradley Music

Dinghy Category

First Place
Tiny Dancer
Ben Crowl

Virtual Category

First Place
Salish SeaHorses
Erik Hall, Jim Welsh, Nancy Dienes,
Tracy Matthews and Catherine Collins

Second Place
Satish Iyer and Maruk Ghadiali
Third Place
Salish Sea Scientists
Julie Masura and Alex Tellez

Thank you to all our Skippers, both virtual and on-the-water!

Sailboat Teams
Club Malolo - Michael Hoffman and Sam Haney
Deep Green Wilderness - Kevin Campion
Stone Horse Kittiwake - John Wujack
Team Corvo 105 - Tom Kerr
Virtual Teams
Adventures Awaits - Maggie Mallon
Amy and Roger Swenson - Amy Swenson, Roger Swenson and Dirk Kristensen
Electric Rays - Susan Brittain and Amy Kovacs
Gulf Coast Adventures - Dave Becker
Maritime Blue - Joshua Berger
On the water again - Henry Veldman
Team Ruby! - Paul Smith and Jenny Huntley
Team Shapeshifter - Jennifer Sill

If you're interested in sponsoring The Adventuress Cup, please contact Catherine Collins at