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Bay Wind Regatta / Canadian Laser Championships

On July 20-22, 2018 SMSC held its annual Summer Regatta for dinghies.

The Bay Wind Regatta included the following classes:

  • Laser
  • Laser Radial
  • Laser 4.7
  • Laser 4.7 (with Intensity Sails)
  • Club 420 (competitive and green fleets)
  • Optimist (competitive and green fleets)

This year we hosted the Canadian Laser/Radial/4.7 Championships, Nova Scotia Laser, Nova Scotia Radial and Nova Scotia 4.7 Championships.

Regatta Chair: Alex MacPhee

Use the list below to access detailed information about the regatta (or scroll down):

Volunteers can register here.

We thank in all the sponsors, competitors, coaches, many volunteers, race officers, judges, and club staff in advance for making a successful event!!

Major Sponsors and Contributors: Shining Waters and Atlantic Subway, Halifax, Province of Nova Scotia

Other Sponsors: The Binnacle, North Sails/Yacht Shop, Black and MacDonald, Office Interiors

Official Documents

Race Documents:

Note: While the sailing instructions posted above are believed to be the final versions, the paper copies handed out at Check-In are the only official Sailing Instructions.


Competitors and Coaches are encouraged to register on-line. The links to register are:

  • Sailors (note: registration is per boat, not per sailor!)
  • Coaches

You can also register in person:

  • 4-6pm on Thursday (Laser, Radial, 4.7, and Coaches)
  • 8-10am on Friday (Laser, Radial, 4.7, and Coaches)
  • 4-6pm on Friday (29er, i420, C420, C420 Green, Optimist, Optimist Green, and Coaches)
  • 8-10am on Saturday (29er, i420, C420, C420 Green, Optimist, Optimist Green, and Coaches)

Refund Policy: Before June 30 - full refund, less $10 admin fee; July 1 to July 15, 50% refund; July 16 on, no refund unless documented medical evidence is provided (less $25 admin fee).

The Early Registration Deadline is July 13.

Registration Queries: Contact Dave Lane


Race Results

Race results will be posted below when available. The official results during the regatta are posted to the Official Notice Board.


We use Sailwave scoring software

How to Get Here

We are located at: 5 Foxberry Hill, Glen Haven, NS, B3Z 2W2

  • By road:
    • Drive down the Peggy's Cove Road until you get to Glen Haven. Look for the Croucher's Point Road on the right. The club is near the end of the road on the left.
    • From Halifax (Bayers Road) follow these driving directions from Google.
  • By air:
    • The nearest airport is Halifax Stanfield International Airport (code YHZ), about 45 minutes drive from the regatta site.
    • Follow these driving directions from Google Maps.
    • It has direct flights to many eastern US and Canadian cities via the major US/Canadian carriers including Air Canada, Porter Airlines, Westjet, United, and Delta

Regatta Food

NOTE: We cannot guarantee that SMSC facilities or the food that is served are nut free.

Breakfast (or pack your own lunch if you like) is provided for competitors and registered coaches from 8:30-10am on:

  • Friday morning (Club 420, and Laser classes only)
  • Saturday morning
  • Sunday morning

Breakfast is:

  • a variety of bagels and toast - cream cheese, peanut butter and jams are available
  • Juices - orange and apple
  • Yogurts - variety packs
  • Granola bars
  • Apples/bananas
  • A bottled water dispenser will be onsite for competitors so a water bottle will be required

A Saturday dinner at approximately 5pm will consist of:

  • Pizza and Caesar salad
  • Dessert (eg. cake or cookies)
  • Juice and water

You have to wear the bracelet provided at registration to access the food service.

Local Accommodations

Lists of accommodations of various types are linked in the table below.

Local Accommodations 

Regional Accommodations
See the Nova Scotia Tourism Site (select the Halifax Metro region)

Local Tourism Information
Peggy's Cove Coastal Region (from the St. Margaret's Bay Regional Tourism Development Agency)

Info for Non-Residents

If you are coming to the regatta from outside Canada, including the US, there are a number of things that you need to know and do, such as:

  • You will need travel documents – typically a passport – to cross the border into Canada and to return to your country of residence.
  • Citizens of some countries (not Canada or the US) may need a visa (see for a list of which nationalities do, or do not require visas, and how to apply).  If you do require a visa, enter the regatta on-line, and after you complete your entry we will be pleased to provide a letter of invitation, should it be required for your visa application.
  • If anyone in your party is under the age of 18 they should have valid travel documents, and if your party is travelling in multiple vehicles, children under the age of 18 should travel with their parents or guardians at the border. If you are travelling with someone under the age of 18 and you are not the child’s parent or guardian, you should have a letter from the child’s parent or guardian authorizing their entry into Canada under your care.
  • If you are arriving by car from the US with a boats or boats, you should have registration documents for your tow vehicle and trailer, as well as registrations documents or bills of sale for any boats that you are bringing across the border. If you do not own the vehicles or boats you will need letters from their owners permitting you to bring them into Canada for the regatta. You will need the same information when returning to the US. Boats may be brought into Canada free of duties and taxes but must be taken out of Canada at completion of your visit.
  • More details of these requirements can be found on official websites – we recommend that you consult official sources. For travel documents and visas (visas are not required by US citizens who are tourists) see and for crossing the border see