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Tofino Resort + Marina is excited to host the first annual, Race for The Blue Tuna Shoot-Out, September 7th – 15th, 2018 and we want you to join us. Come experience the excitement of the blue water and Pacific albacore tuna fishing while supporting a sustainable fishery in B.C.’s rarely-visited offshore paradise. Come experience the Pacific at its finest, out of sight from land with the vast blue below.

Details

On September 8th, the action kicks off as Race for the Blue competitors speed out into the great big Pacific blue for classic tuna frenzy and rare encounters with wildlife like sharks, sunfish and dolphins.

The week-long event features a $25,000 grand prize, based on a four-fish aggregate score, and the wrap-up party on the 15th will feature live music and plenty of classic stories of the one that got away.

Entry Fee: $1,500 per boat

Registration includes:

  • Swag bag + 4 team jerseys
  • Four tickets to #CookYourCatch “Tuna Tuesday” (additional tickets available for $35 pp)
  • Four tickets to “Thirsty Thursday at Tofino Brewing Co.” (Additional tickets available for $20 pp)
  • Four tickets to the awards presentation + wrap-up party (Additional tickets available for $75 pp)

Stay tuned for sponsors and tournament details via our social media channels on Instagram and Facebook. #RaceForTheBlue

Available Packages

Moorage Package
$2,100 CAD + taxes & gratuity
Includes entry fee, and moorage (up to 30 feet) for the duration of the derby

Moorage and Breakfast Package
$2,460 CAD + taxes & gratuity
Includes entry fee, an moorage (up to 30 feet) and to go breakfast and lunches for all fishing days

Race For The Blue Package (based on one room for two guests)
Starts at $4,450 CAD + taxes & gratuity
Includes entry fee, and moorage (up to 30 feet), accommodation and to go breakfast and lunches for all fishing days

Schedule of Events

Friday, Sept. 7th

7:00am – 7:00pm: Registration, Marine Adventure Centre at Tofino Resort + Marina
7:00pm: Mandatory Captain’s Meeting at the Marine Adventure Centre, followed by meet & greet in The Hatch Waterfront Pub.

Saturday, Sept. 8th – Monday, Sept. 10th

6:00pm – 8:00pm: Weigh-in’s in the courtyard of Tofino Resort + Marina

Tuesday, Sept. 11th

6:00pm – 8:00pm: Weigh-in’s in the courtyard of Tofino Resort + Marina between
7:00pm – 9:00pm: “Cook Your Catch Tuna* Tuesday”, Upper Hatch (*Anglers to provide tuna, prepared by Chef Paul Moran & culinary team)

Wednesday, Sept. 12th

6:00pm – 8:00pm: Weigh-in’s in the courtyard of Tofino Resort + Marina

Thursday, Sept. 13th

6:00pm – 8:00pm: Weigh-in’s in the courtyard of Tofino Resort + Marina
7:00pm – 9:00pm: “Thirsty Thursday” hosted by Tofino Brewing Co.

Friday, Sept. 14th

6:00pm – 8:00pm: Weigh-in’s in the courtyard of Tofino Resort + Marina

Saturday, Sept. 15th

4:00pm – 6:00pm: Weigh-in’s in the courtyard of Tofino Resort + Marina
6:00pm: Awards presentation & wrap-up party, Upper Hatch

Prizes

4-fish Albacore Tuna aggregate $25,000

Largest single Albacore Tuna

Daily biggest Albacore Tuna

Most Helpful Captain as voted by Race for the Blue Tuna Shoot-Out participants

*All prizes will be awarded to the vessels, not individual fishermen. It is the responsibility of each vessel’s captain to allocate prize earnings.