Put May 19-21 2023 in the calendar for the 44 mile Round Saltspring Island Race. Usually it’s a race in varied conditions with plenty of current requiring a deal of fortitude and persistence.

We will be running all the usual monohull and multihull divisions and circumnavigation direction will be skipper’s choice. Since there have been some comments about an occasional lack of wind at times, a new human powered boat division has been added. If you have a sailboat and some means of human powered propulsion you can play and compete for a new trophy. Think of it as a way of being R2AK curious without going whole hog.

Come over Friday night for a steak/salmon/vegetarian BBQ party, breakfast on Saturday and Sunday morning. We’ll be all done by about lunchtime on Sunday, so you’re free to sample the island’s delights or scoot off to the next event.

Notice of Race


Registration will open in mid February, space is limited to 110 boats and we’re looking forward to putting on a good time for everyone.

Thank you to all of our participants, sponsors and volunteers





The Saltspring Island Sailing Club is extremely pleased to announce that Blackline Marine and Odlum Brown Limited are our Round Saltspring Race Signature Sponsors.

Signature Sponsors





  • Over the course of its 49 year history, the race has become a favourite amongst all competitors. The race and all the on shore activities are superbly well organized by an army of friendly volunteers making everything run like clockwork, including a complex recycling system that helps the regatta meet their Clean Marine commitments. The fleet of up to 120 yachts enjoys some highly challenging sailing given the aggressive tidal patterns that ebb and flow around Salt Spring Island. It is scheduled for May long weekend, so the weather is pretty nice more often than not and there is definitely a holiday atmosphere amongst the hundreds of sailors that flock to the island for the race. And there's even a lamb BBQ involved!

    Katy Campbell
    Katy Campbell Sea to Sky Sailing

We Thank Our Sponsors for their Support!

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