Race the Cape 2016 a Great Success

Whitesail 2

Sept 7, 2016

This year’s Race the Cape saw 34 boats compete in the seven day event. The races started in St. Peters at the southern end of the lakes and included Ben Eion, Baddeck, Sydney, Ingonish and North Sydney.

Whitesail 1 Waverunner, whitesail 1, (photo credit: Dan Coffin)

Excellent summer weather provided a variety for racing conditions including some brisk breezes. This was the fourth years for the event which attracts boats from all over the Maritimes and further afield. The beauty of this event is the variety of boats participating. Over the years they’ve had J boats from 24 to 70 feet, and all types of cruising boats including a 24’ gaff rigged Cornish Crabber. Indeed many of the cruisers incorporate Race the Cape into their summer cruising plans. The beautiful Cape Breton location makes it an ideal destination event and planning is already underway for 2017.

Spin 1, Spin 2, Spin 3 (photo credit: Morrison Powell, Sky View Media)

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