Regatta Yacht Club Bras D’Or Begins

In Baddeck, 2017 year’s most important week is all set to begin at the Yacht Club Bras d’Or.

The yacht club will start its yearly Regatta Week on Sunday amid great euphoria with daily races. This will also include a variety of musical entertainment, which is scheduled for the week.

The commodore at the Bras d’Or Yacht Club, Eileen Woodford, said, “This regatta is the 104th consecutive of the club. According to my information, on Cape Breton Island, this is one of the longest running summer events, and we are proud that we are the part of it”.

“We host this event every year and we are hosting this year as well, because this has become the part of our tradition and history. For people who live out of Baddeck, plan their summer vacation to here only, just to watch this regatta. So, basically it is an unofficial week of come home for people of Baddeck, which is truly impressive.”

Regatta Week will start with a sail pass and it will feature a number of popular events taken from previous years, which includes adult and youth racing.

Woodford said, “There are families present who come to Baddeck to take part in events of different classes, thus the yacht racing is for adults, however, some younger sailors do enter in the regatta as crew and sometimes even as skipper supporting the adults,”

Youth racing of the regatta will feature 420s, Lasers, Optimists and Prams. This will take place each morning of the week, whereas the adult races will take place each afternoon.

Other highlights of race are the Seabird Regatta race, which will take place every day from Monday and Tuesday afternoons; the Centennial Trophy, the Nova Scotia Tourist Association Cup (NSTAC) and Corson Cup race, which will take place on Wednesday.