Founded in 2004 as a vehicle to get Seattle boaters out on their boats, the Downtown Sailing Series is a casual weekly summer regatta showcasing the sport of sailing to the citizens of Seattle. Popular with local boating enthusiasts, the post-regatta party has taken on a life of its own as great venue for building a sense of community. Since its partnership with the Leukemia Cup Regatta in 2005, the Downtown Sailing Series has helped raise more than $1,500,000 for blood borne disease. Join our incredible sponsors and loyal participants in this summertime tradition!    

Race or cruise with dozens of boats of every size as they set sail from Elliott Bay Marina, cross the Seattle skyline and run back. Afterwards celebrate over beer, wine and hotdogs at the Seattle Yacht Club outstation. You may even win a sail bag of goodies from our sponsors. It’s a great way to spend time with your mates and meet fellow sailors!



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In 2017 there is no need to be a Son of a Son of a Sailor! All our welcome to join us as we enjoy a Cheeseburger in this Seattle Paradise. That's right it's a Jimmy Buffett Themed Leukemia Cup! Grab your best Hawaiian shirt and put on a grass skirt, your efforts will not go unrewarded. None other than the Parrot Head Society of the Puget Sound will be awarding prizes for the costume contest and boat decorating contest! Click here to learn more about the event!



Boat Registration: $175 per boat/team
Crew Registration: FREE
After-Party Guest: $20 per person

Party Tickets can be purchased online for $25 each. Skipper's tickets are included in their registration and all crew members who raise $100 or more will be given free entry as well. There will live music performed by Dave Calhoun of Tropzone, emcee (your favorite local news anchor!), catered food (tropical bites from around the world provided by ARISTA catering), plenty of drawings, LCR swag, Georgetown brews, Gosling's booze, and more!



Teams and Individuals will compete in fundraising leading up to the event for a coveted spot in our exclusive Commodore's Club on event day - complete with LCR swag, a private bar, gourmet food catered by Palisades, etc. for the Top 5 Fundraising Teams, and Top Fundraising Individuals (plus one guest of their choice).

Have a friend with a sailboat? Recruit them for register for the event and mention your name. You will then be entered into a drawing for a Victoria Clipper Vacation for two! Drawing will take place at the event.


Fantasy Sail

Anyone that raises $12,000 for the LCR will instantly win a trip to NEWPORT BEACH, CA for the 2016 Fantasy Sail with Gary Jobson! Airfare and stay included! Click here to learn more!

Last year alone, over 45 individuals raised $12,000 or more for the
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - THAT COULD BE YOU!