2017 Classic Mariners Regatta takes place June 2-4, 2017 at the Northwest Maritime Center. Beautiful wooden boats, high caliber sailors racing their hearts out, and a friendly atmosphere that is more potluck than yacht club.

The 34th Classic Mariners Regatta kicks off on Friday with a welcome party and rowing race for dinghies, shells and kayaks.

Two races happen Saturday. the first starts at noon and the second immediately after. Regatta participants can enjoy an optional dinner on the deck overlooking Port Townsend Bay at the Maritime Center at 6 pm.

The final race starts at noon on Sunday and the weekend concludes with an awards ceremony for the rowing race and the regatta – complete with hand sewn pennants! – at 5 pm after the race.

All races are open to classic sailboats of all sizes. Wooden power boats are welcome to join in as spectators.

Photo by Ashlyn E Brown.