Border Crossing info

Crossing into the USA Tues Aug 7
Oak Island will have an ipad setup where everyone can scan their passports upon arrival.

Crossing back into Canada Thurs Aug 9
The Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) has made some accommodations for arriving back into Canadian waters – instead of using the video phone or getting an RABC permit, just email saillowisa@gmail.com with the following info for all participants and we will communicate it to the CBSA. No check-in will be required returning back to Canadian waters, we will take care of that.

Info needed for all participants:
Full legal name (ie James, not Jim).
Date of Birth

Country of Citizenship
Passport number and country of issue

Place of residence
Phone number where they can be reached

We will also need a listing of all vessel registration numbers.

This information will be vetted by the CBSA, please ensure that the info you are submitting is accurate to avoid complications. There may be RCMP on patrol nearby at the time of border crossing to monitor arrivals.

And here’s some info the CBSA wants you to have:

“I Declare” is a guide for residents returning to Canada and provides information regarding exemptions and goods they may bring back with them


Information for visitors to Canada can be found here: https://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/travel-voyage/ivc-rnc-eng.html

CBSA Declaration Card (E311) – https://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/publications/forms-formulaires/e311-eng.pdf – while it is not mandatory to have participants fill these out, the forms may be helpful in determining if anyone is exceeding their exemptions.

For non-resident participants arriving in Kenora for the start of the race, they will report their initial arrival to CBSA by calling CANPASS from a designated reporting site – either Cyclone Island, or at the City Dock in Kenora.

Please check back for updates on the Race Route.