Classic Mariners’ Regatta

June 2–4, 2017

photo by Ashlyn Brown

The Classic Mariners’ Regatta is beautiful wooden boats, high-caliber sailors racing their hearts out, and a friendly atmosphere. Since 1984 the Classic Mariners’ Regatta has animated Port Townsend Bay with the Wooden Boat Foundation spirit that is quintessentially Port Townsend. With hand-sewn award pennants and a courtyard dinner, this is a regatta weekend not to miss.

The Classic Mariners’ Regatta is for wooden sailboats and Thunderbirds. Wooden motorboats are welcome to participate in the event as part of our spectator fleet.

Don’t forget the Rowing Race for all wooden rowboats! Details coming soon.

Registration coming soon!

Registration & Race Entry: $60

Registration for the Classic Mariners’ Regatta includes:

  • Entry for all three Classic Mariners’ Regatta sailboat races
  • Welcome gathering and Captain’s meeting
  • Five beverage tickets (Yes, they’re good for beers, too.)
  • Entry to the awards ceremony on Sunday afternoon


Moorage is available by contacting the Northwest Maritime Center registrar— or 360.385.3628—and signing up for the Point Hudson raft ups for the Classic Mariners’ Regatta weekend. When you arrive at Point Hudson, please proceed directly to the Point Hudson Marina office to pay for your moorage.
Approximately $1.25 per foot.


Friday, June 2
5:00 p.m.
Welcome gathering & late registration

  • Beverages will be available
  • This will also be your last chance to register for the Regatta and purchase tickets to Saturday’s dinner (dinner details coming soon!).

Saturday, June 3
9:30 a.m.
Mandatory Skippers’ Meeting

  • coffee and light snacks provided

12:00 p.m.
First Classic Mariners’ Regatta Race Start; Second race starts immediately following first

5:00 p.m.
Classic Mariners’ Regatta Dinner (details coming soon!)
Northwest Maritime Center Commons & WBF Boatshop

Sunday, June 4
12:00 p.m.
Final 2017 Classic Mariner’s Regatta Race Start

4:00 p.m.
Classic Mariners’ Regatta Awards Ceremony, Northwest Maritime Center Commons and Boatshop

Should the weather not cooperate, we’ll present awards in the Maritime Meeting Room, located on the 2nd Floor of the Weissblum Building.