Monday, May 23, 2011

Chimacum School Wins Video Competition!

To the tune of SpongeBob SquarePants, “The Adventuress Chantey” video sailed to victory in our From Land to Sea - The Adventuress Video Project!  Mitch Brennan’s multi-age class from Chimacum Elementary took the prize, a free 3-hour educational sail aboard Adventuress.

Voting on the videos lasted just one week, ending on Sunday, May 22.  In that time the winning video was able to collect over 100 “likes” and was viewed over 900 times—twice as many as the next closest video.

“I think you can expect big things from us in the voting department,” said Brennan in an email to us before the competition.

True to his word, their chantey video won handily.  When we contacted Mr. Brennan this morning, a wild cheer came over the phone from his elated students!  Soon, he and his class will be sailing on Puget Sound’s environmental tall ship.

Our video competition, titled “From Land to Sea – The Adventuress Video Project,” was launched to build interest for Sound Experience’s youth programs aboard Adventuress, and to build relationships with the community on the Olympic Peninsula.  The contest encouraged youth from Jefferson, Clallam and Kitsap counties to answer, in video format, “Why do YOU want to sail aboard Adventuress?”

Six videos were submitted from groups in Port Angeles, Chimacum and Port Townsend.  The videos were posted to our YouTube Channel where they earned votes when people “liked” their movie.

“It was an incredible effort by all of the participating groups,” said Catherine Collins, Executive Director for Sound Experience.  “I was so thrilled when I first watched the videos that I didn’t stop smiling for days.  I wish we could sail with them all.”

Want to Sail with Your Class or Youth Group?
Adventuress will be actively sailing until the end of October.  Space is still available for schools and youth groups in September and October.  Additionally, Sound Experience offers trips for teens, families and adults sailing throughout the San Juan Islands.  For more information, visit Sound Experience’s website,, or call 360-379-0438.

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