When: Sept 20th
11:00am - 2:00pm racing (all classes invited) +live stream webcast
The Adventuress Cup, A Race for the Salish Sea blends traditional sailboat racing with the latest drone and virtual production technology to be experienced in-person or virtually. The inclusive event involves a boat parade, sailboat race and the opportunity for everyone to tune-in and watch the action live. More information and a link to the live feed can be found at www.soundexp.org/AdventuressCup.
Please note, while this event is set up to help raise money and awareness of Adventuress and her programs, the Heart of CYC campaign is still in full swing, and we realize many of you may have already given to your fullest potential. The most important thing is we show support, but tuning in or coming out to join the race. The more participation we have, the better!
Like many youth-serving nonprofits, Covid-19 has hit Sound Experience especially hard. Says Executive Director Catherine Collins, “We’ve lost one hundred percent of our revenue this year.” According to Collins, “We are still here thanks entirely to the generosity of those who believe in the power of Adventuress to change kids’ lives.” The ship’s programs focus on maritime skills, environmental stewardship, resilience, and connection to each other and the natural world.
With support from 30 local business sponsors - a number of which are maritime-related including CYC, Glosten, Blue North, and Fisheries Supply – a brand new on-the-water and virtual event will take place on September 20th in Shilshole Bay. The event replaces the organization’s fall gala which in recent years has raised more than $150,000 to provide critical support for youth education aboard Adventuress, including its popular Girls at the Helm program.
Rusty Lhamon, CYC Member, Sound Experience Board Member and Race Chair, says, “During a year in which COVID-19 has changed all of our paradigms, we are creating an event with both real and virtual components that will be exciting and meaningful to all participants, those who sail in person and all who tune in online.” The public is invited to watch the festivities and racing beginning at 12:30PM on Sunday, September 20th at www.soundexp.org or on Facebook. The production will be hosted by local news personality Stephen Kilbreath and aims to raise critical funds for Sound Experience, and will include live race coverage, stories from participating boats and inspiration from decades of Adventuress’ life-changing programs. All activities will follow safety guidelines and procedures from the CDC, USCG, and WA State Department of Health and will not include land-based events. All participating boats must meet safety and other requirements outlined in the official Notice of Race which will be posted on the event website.
To learn more and to sign up for pre-registration information, visit www.soundexp.org/AdventuressCup
Sound Experience owns and operates Adventuress to serve the education needs of young people in Washington State and she is Puget Sound’s official Environmental Tall ship. Serving youth throughout the region from schools, community partners and the public, Adventuress sails “not for one, but for all.” To learn more about the mission of Sound Experience, visit www.soundexp.org or call 360-379-0438.