Bras d'Or Yacht Club Racing Program
The Bras d'Or Yacht Club's racing program is second to none on Cape Breton Island. We are most famous for our annual week long regatta that starts on the first Sunday of August with a sail past through the harbour.
Racing continues every day through to the following Saturday. There are classes for Junior Sailors in prams, optimists, lasers, and 420s. The yachts race in the afternoon putting on a sensational show for the spectators, with brilliantly coloured spinnakers flying. Boats travel from all around the province to race in Baddeck during regatta week.
Prizes and trophies are awarded at the closing ceremonies on Saturday evening. We have many beautiful trophies each with their own unique history that are presented. This is where the Junior Sailors really shine and beginners get their first ever ranking as sailors.
The final race of the week is the highly contested Gardiner Hubbard Bell race. This very old and precious trophy is housed at the Bell Museum. So it's quite a treat when it comes out of storage for a few hours each year.
2021 Racing Schedule:
August 1-7 Regatta week
Open and Cruising Class
Wednesday, August 4 1245 Start
Thursday, August 5 1245 Start
Friday, August 6 1245 Start
Saturday, August 7 1200 Start
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August 2nd, 3rd, 4th - Youth Regatta
Classes: Prams, Optis, 420s, Lasers
Lasers start 1015, 420s at 1020, Prams/Optis at 1025
Instructors and adult learn to sail race
Wednesday August 4th at 1800
Old Timers World King Fisher Championship (35+)
Friday, August 6th at 1800
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Regatta week isn't just about racing in Baddeck. It's also the favourite time of year for Cape Bretoners to travel home to celebrate with friends and family knowing everyone will be in town. Hope to see you this year in Baddeck.