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Yachtcon II: Everything you need to know

The premier yacht-themed event in the Pacific Northwest returns for a sequel on Sunday.

The YachtCon II is just a couple days away and we’ve pretty much finalized the details. In case you were waiting until you knew more, you no longer have to.

The Basics

Who: There will be two main panels, one featuring the Seattle Reign and the other featuring the Seattle Sounders. Legendary UW women’s coach and Reign broadcaster Lesle Gallimore will be joined by Reign players Haley Kopmeyer and Lindsay Elston on the first panel. The second panel will feature Stefan Frei, Sporting Director Chris Henderson and GM Garth Lagerwey. There will also be a prerecorded interview with Cristian Roldan, who plans to be in attendance.

Where: Queen Anne Beerhall, 203 West Thomas Street, right down the street from Key Arena. We’ll also be streaming it through the Sounder at Heart Facebook page.

When: Doors open at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday and we’ll probably get started very close to 1:30 p.m. The event should wrap up right around 4 p.m. It’s definitely a good idea to get there a bit early, though, as it’s mostly street parking in that area. (Note: The lot immediately next to the venue is monthly permit parking.)

Tickets: Can be purchased online or in person at both Constellation & Co. and Queen Anne Beerhall. They are $5 in advance or $7 at the door.

Why: All proceeds from merchandise, ticket and raffle-ticket sales will be donated to the Seattle Children’s Autism Center. You can also give directly to them here. Posters, stickers and a limited number of ascots will also be available for purchase.

Miscellaneous: The MLS Cup will be in attendance from 2-4 p.m. and will be available for pictures. There will also be a photo booth with all sorts of nautical props, including a four-foot-tall captain’s wheel.


We’ve put together a pretty impressive list of items that will be available in our raffle. Tickets will be sold at the event. Here’s a partial list of prizes that will be available:

  • Yacht Cruise for two
  • Signed Alexi Lalas poster
  • Signed Steve Zakuani boots
  • Sounders jersey signed by Erik Friberg
  • Signed DeAndre Yedlin jersey (will be delivered at a later date)
  • Customized and framed MLS Watercolorist poster
  • Two pairs of Stars tickets
  • Custom Coffee Table
  • Two acupuncture sessions
  • An outgoing voicemail recorded by CenturyLink Field announcer James Woolard


12:30 p.m.: Doors open

1:30 p.m.: Introduction

1:40 p.m.: Presentation from Autism Center

1:50 p.m.: Reign panel

2:30 p.m.: Ascot demonstration

2:35 p.m.: Cristian Roldan interview (pre-recorded)

2:45 p.m.: Raffle/Q&A session with Nos Audietis

3 p.m.: Washington State Soccer Legends presentation

3:05 p.m.: Sounders panel

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