The Past Winners
The Benson Cup
Notice of Race and Registration (coming soon)
Justin and Chris Wolfe 2018 winners!
The Benson Cup is a race named after Father Benson who ministered to the people of San Juan County for many years. He had a small boat that he used to travel from island to island. From that boat came a copper tea pot which became the Benson Cup Trophy. The race has been run since 1981 and the course is from Jones Island around Waldron Island and back, a distance of 15 miles.
The proceeds from the race are given to the Children's House a local San Juan County charity. Orcas Island Children's House
As far as we know the fastest elapsed time in this event was
put in by Charles Mottl's Ginny in 2001 with a time of 2:04:01
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The party after the 2012 race on the Jones Island dock.