Classic Mariners’ Regatta

June 1–3, 2018

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.

Don’t forget the rowing race on Sunday morning!

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.”

NEW THIS YEAR: THE REGATTA BAR!

Come upstairs at the Northwest Maritime Center to enjoy a drink while you watch the race.

Hours:
Saturday: 12 – 4 PM
Sunday: 12 – 3 PM

Registration & Race Entry: $60

Registration for the Classic Mariners’ Regatta includes:

  • Entry for all three Classic Mariners’ Regatta sailboat races
  • Welcome Gathering and Skippers’ 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 barb@nwmaritime.org and you can register at the skippers meeting on Saturday.

Moorage

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, registrar@nwmaritime.org
Point Hudson Marina Office: 360.385.2828


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Schedule

All weekend events taken place in the Regatta Headquarters, upstairs at the Northwest Maritime Center

Monday, May 28

Last chance to purchase tickets to Saturday’s dinner

Friday, June 1

5:00 PM
Welcome Gathering
• Eat, drink, and meet the other racers

Saturday, June 2

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

12:00 – 4:00 PM
Regatta Bar Open!
• Come upstairs at the Northwest Maritime Center to enjoy a drink while you watch the race.

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
• Located at Regatta Headquarters

Deadline for purchasing dinner tickets is Monday, May 28

Sunday, June 3

10:00 AM
Rowing Race

12:00 – 3:00 PM
Regatta Bar Open!
• Come upstairs at the Northwest Maritime Center to enjoy a drink while you watch the race.

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

4:00 PM
Classic Mariners’ Regatta Awards Party
• Located at Regatta Headquarters