race for the blue 2020 sept. 11-19th

Race for the Blue is excited to be back in 2020. The tuna frenzy will take place from September 11th – 19th, 2020. Follow Tofino Resort + Marina on Instagram or Facebook to ensure you stay up to speed on the event.

$25 000 Grand Prize

+$ 30 000 in daily prizes

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Anticipation has been building. And yes, Tofino Resort + Marina is excited to host the 2nd annual Race for The Blue Tuna Shoot-Out after a hugely successful inaugural year.  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. Join us for a week of action from September 6th to 14th and discover the Pacific at its finest, out of sight from land with the vast blue below.

our 2019 winners Team Leisure Suit

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thank you to our 2019 sponsors

2019 Details

On September 7th, 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 14th will feature live music and plenty of classic stories of the one that got away.

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

More details to follow in the coming weeks.

2019 Entry Fee

$1,500 per boat

Includes:

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  • Swag bag + 4 team jerseys
  • Four tickets to #Tuna Tuesday dinner (additional tickets available for $35 pp)
  • Four tickets to the awards presentation + wrap-up party (Additional tickets available for $49 pp)

Entry Package - $1500

Includes:

> Swag bag + 4 team jerseys
> Four tickets to #Tuna Tuesday dinner (additional tickets available for $35 pp)
> Four tickets to the awards presentation + wrap-up party (Additional tickets available for $49 pp)

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Win a Mustang Jacket

**Early Bird Registration is now closed**

Reserve your spot before July 15th 2019 and get entered into our exclusive early bird draw. You could win:

  • 10% OFF fuel for the entire competition
  • 4 Mustang Taku Jackets so that your  team  can compete in style and stay dry.

Additionally, you get these exclusive Early Bird benefits:

  • 4 x YETI Ramblers
  • $ 200 Food Credit redeemable at any of our restaurants
  • 4 x Tofino Brewery Growlers

* Moorage can be purchased for an additional fee

*Hotel rooms can be booked for an additional fee

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Event Highlights

#TUNATUESDAY: Tojo’s + 1909 Kitchen

Chef Tojo teams up with Top Chef Canada, Paul Moran during this exclusive collaboration dinner for Race for the Blue.

#TUNATUESDAY: Tojo’s + 1909 Kitchen

Chef Tojo teams up with Top Chef Canada, Paul Moran during this exclusive collaboration dinner for Race for the Blue. Now featuring a beer pairing with Vancouver Island Brewing.

Located in beautiful Vancouver, Tojo’s Restaurant is internationally recognized for creating exquisite food served as an art form. Chef Tojo has received a long list of awards and accolades throughout his culinary career. From Vancouver Magazine’s Lifetime Achievement award, Wall Street Journal’s Top 10 Best Sushi Chef in the World and Food and Wine’s People Choice Award, he has earned respect as a Master Chef for his extraordinary ability to prepare Japanese cuisine.

Menu (Canapes + Stationed Platters)

1.Lotus root with miso + Karachi (Tojo)

2.Spicy tuna maki, tataki style (Tojo)

3.Wood roasted albacore tuna ribs (1909 Kitchen)*

4.Nicoise tuna + potato salad (1909 Kitchen)*

5.Smoked albacore tuna pizza’s (1909 Kitchen)*

6.spicy tuna salad rolls, avocado, black rice, mango (1909 Kitchen)*

*subject to change based on availability of local ingredients

Catchella featuring Jesse Roper live at Tofino Resort + Marina

Race for the Blue & Monster Energy are proud to present CATCHELLA. An evening of fantastic entertainment headlined by Jesse Rop...

Catchella featuring Jesse Roper live at Tofino Resort + Marina

Race for the Blue & Monster Energy are proud to present CATCHELLA. An evening of fantastic entertainment headlined by Jesse Roper.

$10 cash at the door, this event will be held in the Tofino Resort + Marina courtyard to celebrate the end the 2019 Race for the Blue Tuna Shootout.

Entertainment will be held in collaboration with Monster Energy with one of Canada’s top performers, DJ Illo showcasing multiple sets throughout the night.

Vince Vaccaro, and local Tofino favourites Alle Bernardi & The Funkee Wadd will also be on the bill.

Our own Top Chef Canada, Paul Moran, will be manning the BBQ and beverages will be provided by Vancouver Island Brewing Company & Merridale Cidery.

Tons of SWAG to be given away throughout the night, this is an event you will not want to miss Tofino!

The party starts at 4pm and will go into the wee hours of the morning as DJ sets move into The Hatch Waterfront pub after 10pm.

Note, this event is cash only with no parking available.

additional info

Preliminary Schedule of Events

Friday, Sept. 6th

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. 7th – Monday, Sept. 9th

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

6:00pm – Late: Captain’s Lounge in The Upper Hatch

Tuesday, Sept. 10th

6:00pm – 8:00pm: Weigh-in’s in the courtyard of Tofino Resort + Marina between
7:00pm – 9:00pm: Mandatory #TUNA Tuesday Dinner with Chef TOJO in the Upper Hatch

Wednesday, Sept. 11th

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

6:00pm – Late: Captain’s Lounge in The Upper Hatch

Thursday, Sept. 12th

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

6:00pm – 8:30pm: Vancouver Island Brewing Tasting at Captain’s Lounge in The Upper Hatch

Friday, Sept. 13th

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

6:00pm – Late: Captain’s Lounge in The Upper Hatch

Saturday, Sept. 14th

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

Rules & Regulations

Please ensure you have read the Race for the Blue 2019 Rules & Regulations PDF document;

Read the rules here: Race for the Blue – 02 -Rules & Regulations

Awards

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 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.

Leather Back Turtle

Sunfish

Dolphins