2024 marks the 41st running of The Patos Island Race.
This race is open to all PHRF and approved one-design racers.
The Long Course is a Van Isle 360 qualifier and the event counts towards the Vancouver Island Racing Series (VIRS) as well as the BC Long Distance Championship.


Schedule of Events 2024

Friday, April 12:

1600 – 2000 Racing Packages are available in the clubhouse
1730 – 1900 Dinner.  All-inclusive premium buffet.
1930 Briefings on weather, tides and currents
2000 Skippers Meeting

Saturday, April 13:

0800 – 0900 Pancake and sausage breakfast.  Includes coffee, tea, juice
1100 Long Course starts off Sidney waterfront. Short course to follow.
After finishing Complimentary Chili, buns, and coffee, tea, juice available for
sailors returning overnight.

Sunday, April 14:

0800 – 1100 Sunday Morning Hot Burrito Breakfast available at a reasonable price.
1100 Closing ceremonies and awards presentation in the SNSYC clubhouse

Friday Dinner:


Friday night’s dinner is an all-inclusive premium buffet. Below is the menu from 2023.  It will be updated for 2024

Prime Rib and Jus
Breaded Cod
Veggie Pasta
Seasonal Vegetables
Green Salad
Mashed Potato
Fresh Bread and Butter
Apple Crumble with Whipped Cream

$39.00 inclusive

Online sales for Dinner tickets are not yet available.

Saturday Breakfast: (April 13)

Pancakes and sausages…..$5.00
With Tea / Coffee, Juice

Sunday Breakfast: (April 14)

Breakfast Burrito…..$5.00
With Tea / Coffee, Juice

Race Entry:

Course Eligibility Early-Bird Fee. Race Fee (after Feb. 28)
Long Course PHRF 175 or less $140.00 $175.00
Short Course Any PHRF $110.00 $140.00
Day Course N/A N/A N/A

Registration opens February 1 and closes at 1100, April 9, 2024.

NOTE: There will be no course changes allowed after 1100 hours, April 10.

Race Wear for 2024

A quality selection of Jackets, Polo Shirts, Long-sleeved shirts, Sweatshirts and T-Shirts.

Online sales are not yet available.

Guest Moorage for visiting yachts:

Available at the Yacht Club’s guest dock, North Saanich Marina. See MAP.  We will have personnel on the SNSYC reciprocal dock on Friday from 1400 hrs. until 1900 hrs. directing the boats to their slips. They will be monitoring Ch. 09.
The overflow moorage at Port Sidney Marina is available.  Call their marina office at 250-655-3711 to see if it is possible to book a slip.

Thanks to our major sponsors:

  • Westport Yacht Sales

Safety at Sea

Registration is now open for the Coastal Personal Survival Course at SNSYC on March 23.
Due to demand, two more courses have been added to the schedule.
Sunday March 24, 2024 at the Royal Victoria Yacht Club
Sunday March 17, 2024 at the West Vancouver Yacht Club


Meanwhile, after the race:

And finally, advice from on old salt: