Classic Mariners’ Regatta

June 2–4, 2017

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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 & 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


If you would like to dock with the Classic Mariners group, which may mean rafting up, please call or email the Northwest Maritime Center office to add your name to the list for CMR raft-up. If you would like a more private dock, please call Point Hudson directly to reserve your own space. Either way, 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.

Northwest Maritime Center Office: 360.385.3628,
Point Hudson Marina Office: 360.385.2828


Monday, May 29

Last chance to purchase tickets to Saturday’s dinner

Friday, June 2

5:00 p.m.
Welcome gathering & late registration
• Beverages will be available
Last chance to register for the Regatta

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: Chicken Marbella with polenta and salad; $17
Northwest Maritime Center Commons and Wooden Boat Foundation Boatshop*
Deadline for purchasing dinner tickets is Monday, May 29

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 Wooden Boat Foundation Boatshop*

*Should the weather not cooperate for either the dinner or awards ceremony, they will take place in the Maritime Meeting Room, located on the 2nd Floor of the Weissblum Building in the Northwest Maritime Center.

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