SAILFEST ACTIVITIES


Daytime Family Fun

It's all happening at the Coupeville Wharf, May 16 to May 24!

Wednesday, May 16

4pm to 5pm: Hawaiian Chieftain vessel tours (donations appreciated) 

Thursday, May 17

4pm to 5pm: Hawaiian Chieftain vessel tours (donations appreciated) 

Friday, May 18

6pm to 8pm: History Sail aboard Hawaiian Chieftain with historian Lynn Hyde of Historic Whidbey and Capt. John Stone of Cutty Sark who will speak about the history of Penn Cove, Whidbey Island, and the Salish Sea. Click here to buy a ticket!

Saturday, May 19 

10am to 1pm: All three vessels open for free deck tours (donations appreciated) 

10am to 2pm : Maritime booths about history and boats, Kids' knot tying (adults can learn too!), Kids' make-your-own pennant flag

2pm to 4pm: Vessels go sailing - click here to buy your ticket now, tickets won't last!

4:30pm: Suva only sail - click here for tickets

7pm to 9pm: Shifty Sailors and Pint & Dale play maritime music at the Coupeville Rec Hall - tickets available soon!

Sunday, May 20

10am to 1pm: All three vessels open for free deck tours (donations appreciated) 

2pm to 4pm: Vessels go sailing - click here to buy your ticket now, tickets won't last!

Monday, May 21

- VESSELS CLOSED FOR CREW TRAINING - 

Tuesday, May 22

4pm to 5pm: Hawaiian Chieftain vessel tours (donations appreciated) 
6pm to 8pm: NEW Evening Sail -- on sale for $35! Click here to buy a ticket!

Wednesday, May 23

6pm to 8pm: History Sail aboard Hawaiian Chieftain with historian Lynn Hyde of Historic Whidbey and Capt. John Stone of Cutty Sark who will speak about the history of Penn Cove, Whidbey Island, and the Salish Sea. Click here to buy a ticket!

Thursday, May 24

Hawaiian Chieftain voyage to Everett - a one-way passage where you get to experience life on a tall ship. Approx. 6 hours, $79
Click here to buy a ticket!

The Concert & Raffle


Saturday, May 19, 7PM
At the Coupeville Rec Hall.

The Shifty Sailors of Whidbey Island and duo Pint & Dale will regale us with historic songs of the sea, and we'll have an exciting raffle drawing. $15 per person. All proceeds to maritime nonprofits. Tickets available, click here to buy! 


Raffle Prizes

There will be raffle prizes of over $750 worth of nautical staycations (dinner, lodging, and sailing)! ONLY $1 PER RAFFLE TICKET and 3 WINNERS SELECTED! Winners will choose from 3 staycation packages, details soon. You do not have to be present at the concert to win. Our heartfelt thanks to all the businesses listed below who donated the raffle prizes. All proceeds benefit nonprofits.

PRIZE 1 - ROMANCE FOR TWO 
A relaxing sail for two aboard the classic yacht Suva sets the stage with glorious views of Penn Cove. Then stop by Christopher's On Whidbey for a romantic dinner or creative northwest cuisine, and linger over dessert. The final course is a stay in the exquisite Anchorage Inn Bed and Breakfast

PRIZE 2 - FAMILY FUN ON THE WATER
This package lets you bring the kids and/or grandkids! Start your adventure with a historic lunch at the Captain Whidbey Inn Restaurant. Local historian Capt. John Stone aboard Cutty Sark will pick you up right at the Inn's dock for an exciting day of family fun and history on the water. He'll drop you off at the Coupeville Wharf, where it's just a short walk to your stay at the private Float On Inn vacation suite overlooking the cove.

PRIZE 3 - SQUARE RIGGER ADVENTURE
It's not every day a square rigger comes to Coupeville! This package is a sail for two aboard the visiting 104' tall ship Hawaiian Chieftainfollowed by delicious Italian fare at Ciao in downtown Coupeville. Your adventure doesn't end until you rest your head at the historic Coupeville Inn On Penn Cove

What are Sea Chanties? 

An answer from Pint & Dale: 

The music of the sea - maritime music, nautical music. Whether they be contemporary songs with the sea as a theme, ancient ballads of fearsome pirates, or shanties, (or ‘chanties’, if you prefer) the traditional work songs sung aboard the tall ships to organize the labor of the crew enabling small groups of men to accomplish tremendous feats of strength.

Those crews were English, Irish, Welsh, German, French, from the West Indies, the United States and other seagoing nations, but the music itself was inspired by the oceans that link all these places together and cover two-thirds of our precious planet. We take all of this as a source of inspiration for our music - giving it our own spin with guitar, hurdy-gurdy, octave mandolin and other exotic sounds. The result is an unusually energetic and exciting approach to folk music.


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