Hosted by the Columbia Basin Sailing Club, the Spring Fling is an annual two day event held at Charbonneau Park on the Snake River, 17 miles east of Pasco, Wa. The event is intended to be a social gathering of sailing enthusiasts. All boats are welcome to participate. As many races as possible will be conducted. Race results are not recorded. The spring fling typically occurs in late May or early June.


Races from mid afternoon until just before sunset.
Overnight camping at Charbonneau Park.

Races from mid morning to mid afternoon.
Potluck dinner.
Overnight camping if desired.


Contact the Commodore to get specifics of the race and to let the club know you are coming.


Tent and RV camping at Charbonneau Campground. Campsite reservations can be made at the the recreation.gov website (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:
Courtyard by Marriott Pasco Tri-Cities Airport
Red Lion Hotel Pasco Airport & Conference Center
Best Western Premier Pasco Inn & Suites
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Pasco-Tri-Cities


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

Historical Dessert Regatta Records

Columbia Basin Sailing Club previously hosted the Dessert Regatta. The results from these events are below.