In 2023 you can enter your yacht in the Jack to Jack Yacht Race for a $300 entry fee, which includes your dinghy! We will either race yachts, or dinghies, depending on the Sonoma Creek water level.
The Race is scheduled for Saturday, March 25, 2023
The Snark was Jack London's sailboat that set sail from Oakland, California in 1907 with the intent of sailing around the world. Read more in our Blog section.
The limited edition model sailboats designs are inspired by Jack London's Snark. They measure 18" long and are crafted out of singed redwood trees removed after the Sonoma wildfires. The premier boats of 2019 are named after Jack London novels: Call of the Wild; White Fang; Valley of the Moon. The prized model boat is The Snark.
In April, when the Sonoma Creek has sufficient flow, the sailboats will compete in the Jack to Jack Yacht Race, a .7 mile course down Sonoma Creek, starting at the Jack London Lodge in Glen Ellen, and ending at the Jack London Village. There is an alternate "Low Tide" short racecourse plan as well.
How will my logo and graphics be placed on my boat?
Email the logos to us, and our volunteers will artfully place the logos on the sails. Size and placement will be determined by a guideline that is emailed to you.
How much will a boat cost?
The exact cost will be determined by auction, but starting bids are $1250, which includes the 2022 $250 entry fee.
How are the boats made?
The boats are hand crafted from redwood trees singed in the 2017 Sonoma wildfires.
Who makes the boats?
Thank you to:
Heritage Furniture Sonoma https://heritage.furniture/
Paul Goguen and Melissa Dowling
Stephen and Eli Sorkin
Marshall's Body Shop https://www.marshallsbodyshop.com/
Van Bebber Brothers Steel
Mike Papola Cabinetry
Identity Graphix http://www.identitygrafix.com/
When will boats be available for purchase?
They are available for purchase online. Go to our Shop.
What will the prize be for the Jack to Jack winner?
Winners will receive leis, in remembrance of Jack and Charmian's SNARK's first stop in Hawaii.
Boasting rights and a Multiple Winner Plaque will be placed at the Jack London Lodge.