Race Around the Rock

  • Hosted By: Salt Spring Island Rowing Club
  • Sanctioned by RCA & BC (2024)


A coastal endurance regatta hosted by the Salt Spring Island Rowing Club.

The event consists of an 88km relay race around Salt Spring Island and is appropriate for coastal rowing/open-water shells (see Rules and Regulations for boat specs) for any/all participants U19 and older in the 4x, 4X+ and 2x. A boat can have a solo crew or multiple crews. All boats must abide by FISA coastal boat standards.   

This is a relay style race where teams are made up multiple rowers from the same club or a composite crew of rowers. 

The event is intended to bring together coastal rowers from across BC, Canada, and the Western US. This will be a celebrated event on Salt Spring Island, and a celebration of Salt Spring Island culture.


This year Race Around The Rock will take place on Sunday August 25th, 2024.


Cost per person is $130 with the addition of seat fees ($7.50/person). 


The How to REGISTER all your relay team members, OVERVIEW, EXPECTATIONS and INSTRUCTIONS can be found on the FAQ page.


Don't have a crew or a boat? Fill out that form and we will do our best to find a crew for you to join, please complete this form  and we can see if we can help connect you with other teams. 



“I participated in the 1st and 2nd editions of the Race Around the Rock, and it has been an incredible experience. The event perfectly combines adventure and endurance, making it a unique challenge in the growing discipline of coastal rowing. The community spirit among participants, volunteers and organizers creates a supportive and encouraging atmosphere. Being in the Gulf Islands adds to the charm of this unique race, making it an ideal location for such an event. Highly recommend for rowing enthusiasts seeking an adventure on the West Coast of Canada”

Julien Bahain   - Olympian & West Coast Rowing Adventures Co-Owner


Website https://www.saltspringrowing.ca/race-around-the-rock
Contact Zoe Clarke / Stacy Mitchell
Email [email protected]
Phone 250-538-7996 / 250-537-6797
  Information Packet
Sanctioned by  
Chief Umpire/Referee Julia Martinusen
Juniors No
High School Yes
Middle School No
Collegiate Yes
Open Yes
Masters Yes
Elite Yes
Para Yes
Inclusion Yes
Entry Fees (CAD)
Standard Cost Late Cost
Per Athlete Fee $130.00 $145.00
Rowing Canada 2024 Seat Fee $4.00
Rowing British Columbia 2024 Seat Fee $3.50
Plus taxes if applicable