Round Salt Spring Sailing Race

05/15/2015 12:00 am
05/17/2015 12:00 am

The annual Round Saltspring Race has evolved over 41 years into a whole weekend of celebrations, and has been called “the best regatta on the coast” by participants. Up to 120 boats participate in the Saturday race around the island, from maxi-boats to small club racers. By Friday night the Club docks are alive with activity as boats raft together, flags flying. Because the course offers unique challenges such as tidal currents and variable conditions, it’s a great test of tactics, seamanship, navigation and sailing ability. New this year will be a shortened course feature, allowing a greater percentage of boats to complete a course if light airs dominate. From year to year, it can be anyone’s race to win. Friday May 15, 2015 - Sunday May 17, 2015.