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 14, 2022 or $40 after May 14, 2022 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 14, 2022 will be $35. Fee for entries received after May 14, 2022 will be $40.

Register Online Here


Tent and RV camping at Charbonneau Campground. Columbia Basin Sailing Club has reserved four campsites for the event. These sites are available through Doug Queen for $60.00 for two nights, Friday and Saturday (May 19-20, 2022). A site for Sunday night (May 21, 2022) 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:
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)