44th Annual Desert Regatta

May 16-17, 2020

Race Chair: Doug Queen
2020 Notice of Racepdf-icon
2020 Sailing Instructionspdf-icon
Online Registration


Hosted by the Columbia Basin Sailing Club, the Desert Regatta is an annual race held at Charbonneau Park on the Snake River, 17 miles east of Pasco, Wa. Flying Scot, Hobie, Thistle, Tasar, Lido, C-Lark, San Juan 21, Fireball, Lightning, and all Portsmouth One Design classes. Three boats in any class will have their own start. All races sailed under the Racing Rules of Sailing, (RRS), except as provided in the Desert Regatta Sailing Instructions and as prescribed by the One Design or Association Class rules. Race registration made online via US Sailing Regatta Network is $35 on or before May 1, 2020 or $40 after May 1, 2020 online or at the event.


Early arrival camping available at Charbonneau Park

8:30 am - 9:45 am - Coffee and registration
10am - Skippers' meeting
11 am - Start of first race
Dinner is served after final race (meals purchased via the online registraton)

9 am - Start of first race
Award presentation directly following final race


Register early and save $5! Registration fee for entries received on or before May 1, 2020 will be $35. Fee for entries received after May 1, 2020 will be $40.

Register Online Here


Tent and RV camping at Charbonneau Campground. Columbia Basin Sailing Club has reserved a number campsites for the event. These sites are available on a first-come basis via the online registration as two-night stays for Friday and Saturday (May 15-16, 2020). A site for Sunday night (May 17, 2020) must be arranged through the Charbonneau Park Campground Reservation System. Camping in the overflow camping area is no longer possible, but camp sites may be available at Hood Park, down river from Charbonneau Park.

Things to know before you reserve at Charbonneau Park:

  • Friday and Saturday night only.
  • Check-in time is 2 P.M., no exceptions.
  • Check-out time is 12 P.M.
  • Maximum of 8 people per site.
  • There is room for only 1 RV and 2 tents or 3 tents.
  • Tents must be moved every 2 days.
  • 3 night minimum stay required on holiday weekends.
  • Park Gate is locked nightly from 10 pm - 6 am.
  • The Campground Attendant will open the gate for emergencies.

Hotels/Motels near Charbonneau Park:
Red Lion, Pasco Washington
Best Western, Pasco Washington


Download Desert Regatta Course Map
NOAA nautical chart of Snake River at Charbonneau Park (Lake Sacajawea)