Join us for a 3(ish)-hour Discover Sailboat Racing Adventure!
No sailing experience necessary!
Are you an adventure seeker?
Dreaming about life out on the water?
Interested in learning how to sail/crew on a beautiful racing sailboat?
You’ll become part of the crew for a day as you take part in an actual Puget Sound sailboat race. Joining the highly skilled crew aboard S/V Stay Gold, you will be briefed about different positions on board and then take your post as we compete in a timed race around the South Sound area!
$150 per person – 2 person maximum
Call us at 360.931.0826 for availability. Purchase your Discover Sailboat Racing adventure here.
What is sailboat racing?
Sailboat racing is unlike anything you’ve ever previously done or seen. It’s the biggest adrenaline rush in the most serene setting. We hoist our sails and cross the starting line – maneuvering through and around the pre-determined course using trimming and balancing techniques. You’ll hear familiar terminology like “raise the main!”, “hank on the jib!”, “hoist the spinnaker!” – and probably a few others more commonly heard amongst sailors. In our discover sailboat racing adventure, you’ll come within inches of other boats as we all fight for the same puff of wind, you’ll be shuffled from side to side as the boat heels and no matter which place we finish, you’ll walk off this boat with a smile on your face and a handful of stories to tell.
What if I’ve never been sailing or sailboat racing before?
Great! We love introducing people to this sport, showing you how exciting and invigorating sailing is. This is an introduction to racing, but you’ll be working lines and other tasks alongside the experienced crew members! After a brief security briefing and walkthrough of the boat, you’ll learn the basics of how to operate this boat as well as participate in a local Puget Sound sailboat race!
Where you’ll go and what you’ll see:
You’ll spend your time onboard racing around the south Puget Sound (wind dependent) throughout the areas of Gig Harbor, Point Defiance, Tacoma and Vashon Island and Seattle. You might see Pacific White-sided Dolphins, Orca Whales, Sea Otters, Seals, Sea Lions, Eagles or Harbor Seals!
What you’ll learn:
Boat Safety. Rigging/Lines. Navigation. Rules of the road. Tiller control. How to hoist and trim sails. Anything else you’d like to learn with your time on board.
About the boat:
Stay Gold is a USCG documented, 1975 36′ Morgan 36T racing sailboat. Built and designed to the International Offshore Racing rule, she is made to sail offshore. She’s safe, steady and a very capable boat.
All safety equipment, light snacks & refreshments, foul weather gear if/as needed, anything else needed to make this an amazing experience for you.
Where you’ll depart from:
Stay Gold is moored in Gig Harbor, WA. We will discuss pickup/return location upon booking.
$150 per person for 3 hours. Two person maximum. Purchase your Discover Sailboat Racing adventure on Stay Gold.
Call 360-931-0826 for more information or visit this link to book this adventure of a lifetime today! No previous sailing/boating experience necessary – just have a great attitude and excitement about getting out on the water to experience what sailing is all about!