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Event: Race the Cape

in Sailing Anarchy
Added by Salazar, 10 Feb 2013

Taking place 17 Jul 2013 through 22 Jul 2013 (Ranged Event)



Join us July 17-22, 2013!

The week gets started with a kick-off celebration in the Village of St Peters, where boats coming in from the Eastern Seaboard enter the Bras d’Or through historic St Peters Canal. Enjoy local hospitality with a lively night of entertainment and music.
Visitors and participants will witness the exciting start to Race the Cape 2013 in St. Peters, where sailors will begin their 6-9 hour race to Ben Eoin (30 nm). Ben Eoin hosts a brand new Marina and offers a premier golfing experience. Following race day awards and dinner, the festive atmosphere continues on into the night with local entertainment.
Next stop, historic and beautiful Baddeck (30 nm) does what it does best, showcasing what Alexander Graham Bell called one of the most magnificent places in the world. Boats will be flying spinnakers past the beautiful Village of Iona as they enter Grand Narrows. After another great day of racing and awards, boaters will have a layover day in Baddeck. There they can take in the Village, travel the world-famous Cabot Trail, golf at award winning Bell Bay, or take in an optional sail race in the local and historic McCurdy Cup, named after Bell’s assistant.
Racers will then set sail under Seal Island Bridge into open ocean water, in a coastal race to Sydney Harbour and the new Northern Yacht Club in North Sydney (40 nm). A night of awards, hospitality and entertainment awaits.
One last sail race, lands at Sydney’s historic harbour (20 nm).  Dobson Yacht Club will award the daily winners, the overall winner will be announced at the final celebration in a venue that hosts international cruise ships from all ports of call.

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Registration - July 17, 2013

Registration, evening reception, and entertainment at St. Peters Marina.

Yacht Race - St. Peters to Ben Eoin - July 18, 2013

Yacht race from St. Peters to Ben Eoin.
Start Location: St. Peters Marina
Finish Location: Ben Eoin Marina
Distance: 30 nm
10 am start - 6 to 9 hours in duration

Yacht Race - Ben Eoin to Baddeck - July 19, 2013

Yacht race from Ben Eoin to Baddeck.
Start Location: Ben Eoin Marina
Ben Eoin to Barra Strait Bridge (Grand Narrows/Iona) - 20 nm
Barra Strait Bridge to Baddeck - 10 nm
Finish Location: Bras d'Or Yacht Club
Total Distance: 30 nm
10 am start - 6 to 9 hours in duration

Layover day in Baddeck - July 20, 2013

Participants have the option of touring the world-famous Cabot Trail, golfing at the award-winning Bell Bay Golf Club or participating in the local historic McCurdy Cup Sail Race.

Yacht Race - Baddeck to North Sydney - July 21, 2013

Yacht race from Baddeck to North Sydney.
Start Location: Bras d'Or Yacht Club
Finish Location: Northern Yacht Club
Distance: 40 nm
Start time 10 am - 6 to 10 hours in duration

Yacht Race - North Sydney to Sydney - July 22, 2013

Yacht race from North Sydney to Sydney Harbour Outer Marker to Sydney.
Start Location: Northern Yacht Club
Finish Location: Sydney Harbour
Distance: 20 nm
10 am start - 4 to 6 hours in duration