Boating Atlantic 2022

Yacht Race

Royal Newfoundland Yacht Club Race Week

A week of competitive racing in beautiful Conception Bay and social events, including
dinners, dances, and live entertainment. Hosted by the Royal Newfoundland Yacht Club, North
America’s most eastern yacht club.

Chester Race Week

Chester has a long history of yacht racing and Chester Race Week sees boats from all around
compete over a few days in August. This is the largest annual keelboat race in North America.
Courses include inshore racing, distance racing, one-design, Bluenose class, and classics racing.
The events social schedule includes dancing and live entertainment.

Captain Peter Watkins Harbour Cup Race

This race in Lewisporte Harbour is open to all sailors of skill level and crew compliments.
A cup presentation and social will be held in the clubhouse after the race. Hosted along
with the town’s annual Mussel Soiree.

Baddeck Race Week

Kick off the first Sunday in August with, this regatta hosted by the Bras d’Or Yacht Club and
some of the best racing on the Bras d’Or Lakes. There will be a sail through on the lakes and then
races every day. There are classes for junior sailors in prams, optimists, lasers, and 420s. The final
race of the week is the Gardiner Hubbard Bell race. The winners of this race receive a prestigious
trophy that is housed at the Alexander Graham Bell Museum.

Wallace Macaskill Cup

Customary warm-up races kick off this annual event, which is now in its 30th year. The big
race takes place Saturday over a 25-mile course on the Bras d’Or Lakes. Hosted by the Wallace
MacAskill Yacht Club. Stay after the races for chowder, games, awards, entertainment, and
tour this historic Cape Breton village.

East Bay Regatta

This regatta starts on Friday with social events and heads into the weekend with races on
Saturday and Sunday. Join in on dinners, evening entertainment, barbecues, and more.

Newfoundland and Labrador Keelboat Championship and Squidfest

Hosted by the Terra Nova Yacht Club in conjunction with Squidfest in the town of
Holyrood. Check out spectacular racing while taking in the events of Squidfest, including a
beach party, calamari-eating contests, dances, axe-throwing, and music in the park.

Marblehead to Halifax Ocean Race

Organized by the Boston Yacht Club and the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron in Halifax, this
ocean race got its start in the trade routes between Nova Scotia and the Boston States in the 18th and 19th centuries. This ocean race now follows the same route that commercial and fishing vessels
used long ago. This biennial race has now been running for 112 years and is believed to be the
longest running offshore ocean race in the world. Check the website for registration information.