Thursday, 18 July 2013 13:47

Bay Wind Regatta hosts National & International Events

SMSC 2013The 2013 Steele Subaru Bay Wind Regatta, hosted by St. Margaret Sailing Club on July 18-22, 2013, has expanded significantly this year to welcome over 200 competitors for an international and national competition. More than 150 boats are expected to brave the steady winds and open waters of the four-day event in St. Margaret’s Bay.

“St. Margaret Sailing Club is no stranger to large scale regattas having hosted many national and world championships,” says Jane Filbee, Bay Wind Regatta Chair. “We have an international reputation for hosting major events and have built a solid volunteer base helping our club gain recognition in the sailing community. I’m pleased to be a part of a group that shares a passion for sailing. We’re really looking forward to holding another exciting regatta in the Bay.”

The events include C420 North American Championships, Laser and Radial Canadian Championships, Sail Canada Sail East Championships, Sail Canada Under 17 Eastern Championships and the Nova Scotia Laser and Radial Provincial Regatta.

The C420 North American Championships will be leg two of the new C420 Triple Crown. “St. Margaret Sailing Club is the perfect host for the second jewel in our Triple Crown, the 2013 North American’s” says John Vandemoer, Executive Director of Club 420 Association. “Their sea breeze and open water sailing will test any Club 420’s boat speed, this regatta and the venue are not to be missed.”

Steele Subaru Bay Wind takes place in Glen Haven, Nova Scotia with competitors coming from all over North America. Other major sponsors are Subway, Shining Waters and North Sails Yacht Shop.

Five members of the Canada Games Sailing team will be competing in the regatta in preparation for the upcoming Games in August. Henry Machum will be competing in the Male Single Handed Laser Class, Devan Dube and Greg Simms will be competing in the Male Double Handed 29er Class and Krista Grunsky and Amy Minnikin will be competing in the Female Double Handed 29er Class.