Classic Mariners’ Regatta

June 1–3, 2018

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.

Don’t forget the rowing race on Sunday morning!

photo by Ashlyn Brown

New Criteria in 2018

We are opening up the criteria of Classic Mariners to expand the racing fleet beyond wooden boats!

The Classic Mariners’ Regatta is now open to yachts that have been built to a design or in the spirit of sailing yachts prior to 1967.
There will be an acceptance committee that will determine if your boat meets this criteria. They will also consider boats that were built in the “Spirit of Tradition.”

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

Please register in advance for the race; however if you’re not arriving until late Friday night, please call 360.385.3628 x104 or email and you can register at the skippers meeting on Saturday.


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 28

Last chance to purchase tickets to Saturday’s dinner

Friday, June 1

5:00 PM
Welcome Reception & Rowing Race
• Beverages will be available

Saturday, June 2

9:30 AM
Mandatory Skippers’ Meeting
• coffee and light snacks provided

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

5:00 PM
Classic Mariners’ Regatta Dinner: Chicken Marbella with polenta and salad; $17
Maritime Meeting Room, located on the 2nd Floor of the Weissblum Building in the Northwest Maritime Center
Deadline for purchasing dinner tickets is Monday, May 29

Sunday, June 3

12:00 PM
Final 2017 Classic Mariner’s Regatta Race Start

4:00 PM
Classic Mariners’ Regatta Awards Ceremony, Northwest Maritime Center Commons and Wooden Boat Foundation Boatshop*