The dates for the 2021 race will be Saturday May 29th to Saturday June 12th. Yes the start is the same weekend as Swiftsure, and yes we have had discussions about the conflict with the Swiftsure organizing committee. It appears that in the upcoming decade the start of the Van Isle 360 and the start of Swiftsure will collide due to the late timing of the Memorial Day weekend, and the tides and currents required for the race.
The Notice of Race will be published by July 1st, 2020 and applications for entry will close on Monday November 15, 2020.
Sylvia and I look forward to welcoming you to the 13th edition of the race in Nanaimo, BC.