Maritime Museum of San Diego, with an international reputation for excellence in restoring, maintaining, and operating historic vessels, will race the 142-foot schooner Californian in the 34th annual America’s Schooner Cup Saturday, hosted by Silver Gate Yacht Club. Californian, official tall ship of the state of California, and a signature historic vessel among the collection found at Maritime Museum of San Diego, won her first America’s Schooner Cup March 30, 2019.
Some of the West Coast’s most beautiful traditional vessels will hoist their gleaming white sails and cross the starting line off Shelter Island 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 1 , 2023 as the 34th Annual America’s Schooner Cup Charity Regatta takes place off San Diego Bay and raises funds for the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS), a Navy-sponsored 501c (3) public nonprofit organization that exists to help meet the emergent financial needs of active duty and retired Sailors, Marines, and their families. The public may watch the race from shore – or come aboard a schooner and see the competition on the water first-hand.
The regatta draws West Coast schooners of all size and vintages. No sailing experience required. Guests can sit back and cheer on the sail crew or lend a hand to trim the sails working for another win!
Advance ticket purchase required. Check-in at the Maritime Museum of San Diego no later than 10:00 a.m. (Estimated return time to Maritime Museum approximately 3:00 p.m.) Tickets include general admission.
Maritime Museum of San Diego
1492 N Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101
Apr 1, 2023
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Please check in no later than 10:00 am. Expected return to Maritime Museum docks after race 3:00 pm.
$69-$119. Includes general admission.
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