Early Bird Registration Opens

May 14, 2021 at MIDNIGHT


Race For the Blue

$25 000 Grand Prize

+$ 30 000 in daily prizes

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The blue water beckons. Race for The Blue returns in 2021 for the fourth year in a row. This classic Tofino fishing tournament delivers more offshore adventure, more camaraderie, and more tasty, tasty tuna. Pacific albacore tuna are a sustainable and adventurous fishery located in B.C.’s rarely-visited offshore paradise. Far from land. Far from normal. Join us for a week of action September 10 – 18 2021 to discover the Pacific Ocean like you’ve never seen it. Early bird registration opens May 14, 2021. If you have any questions please contact us.

thank you to our 2020 sponsors

2021 Entry Fee

$1,500 per boat

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Reserve your spot after August 1st and your entry includes

  • Welcome Bag from our Sponsors
  • 4 x Team Jerseys
  • 4 x Tickets to Tuna Tuesday
  • 4 x Tickets to the Awards Presentation + Wrap-Up Events
1st place Race for the Blue 2020

Team MegaBite

Follow us on our official Instagram channel @racefortheblue for the latest recap of the 2020 tournament


additional info

2020 Schedule of Events

Friday, Sept. 11th

7:00pm: Mandatory Meeting ‘Captain’s only’ with small bites hosted by 1909 Kitchen

Saturday, Sept. 12th – Friday, Sept. 18th

5:00pm – 7:00pm: Weigh-in’s in the courtyard of Tofino Resort + Marina

Tuesday, Sept. 15th

Mandatory #TUNA Tuesday Dinner hosted by 1909 Kitchen. Seating maximum 6 per table, two seating times

Thursday, Sept. 17th

8:00pm: Thankful Thursday – Food Bank donation

Saturday, Sept. 19th

3-5pm: Weigh-in’s in the courtyard of Tofino Resort + Marina
7:30 Awards presentation

Derby Master: adventures@tofinoresortandmarina.com

Rules & Regulations

Please ensure you have read the Race for the Blue 2020 Rules & Regulations PDF document;

Read the rules here: Race for the Blue – Rules & Regulations


4-fish Albacore Tuna aggregate $25,000

Largest single Albacore Tuna

Daily biggest Albacore Tuna

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

Rare Encounters

We hope all of our vessels encounter Tuna, however, the blue water of the Pacific is home to rare and endangered wildlife that you may not normally see close to the coast.

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