Puget Sound Schooner Race
The annual Captain Raynaud’s International Schooner Race continues in 2022 with a new itinerary up Puget Sound to the Olympic Peninsula! The region’s fleet of Schooners will disembark from Foss Waterway Seaport in Tacoma and spend each day racing a leg of the Salish Sea and spending each night at anchor before finishing the race in Port Townsend on June 27th. The Schooner Martha’s crew will host an awards ceremony and dinner at their shop ashore in P.T. for all race participants.
With the friendly competition settled the final two days will be spent buddy sailing through the San Juan Islands as the fleet breaks off to their individual home ports. The Zodiac will return to her dock in Bellingham on June 29th.
This is our first time offering an itinerary that stretches nearly the full length of Puget Sound to the Olympic Peninsula and the San Juan Islands. Passengers have an exciting opportunity to participate in the sailing of the Zodiac as we navigate these waters much like the crew of the HMS Discovery during the Vancouver Expedition.
This cruise departs from the Foss Waterway Seaport in Tacoma located at:
The cruise disembarks from the Bellingham Cruise Terminal located at:
To book a reservation please call us at (206) 719-7622
CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:
- 5-days, 4-nights of cruising Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands
- Exciting hands-on sailing, steering and navigating aboard a classic tall ship.
- 3-days of racing the region’s other schooners with relaxing nights at anchor
- Hearty meals and snacks served fresh from the ship’s galley
- Plenty of wildlife viewing including porpoises, bald eagles, seals and whales
Part of the adventure of sailing is that wind and tide may alter your course. For this reason the Zodiac may deviate from it’s intended route at the captain’s discretion. Bearing this in mind, the captain and crew will always endeavor to give passengers the most incredible experience possible. Already booked and wondering what to pack? See our handy packing list.
“What an adventure! This is a hands-on experience! Duty rotations include chart room, helm, bow watch and messenger. And everyone helps to raise the sails. The captain and all-volunteer crew are fun and ever-watchful over their charges. No surprise here…good food and plenty of it for very hungry people….”
– TripAdvisor Review 2016