||Race the Cape is an event, a sailing regatta, for boaters, their families, and friends that unfolds over a week each July on Cape Breton Island. Now in its fourth year, Race the Cape is seven days of challenging point-to-point sail racing, both inland and coastal ocean, broken into five legs of up to 40 nautical miles through the island’s amazing Bras d’Or Lakes and along Cape Breton Island’s rugged Atlantic coast leading to the Cape Breton Highlands.
The start is in historic St. Peter's, Nova Scotia, welcoming boats coming from all over the Eastern Seaboard. The race will run in multiple legs, for a total of 175 nm (nautical miles) taking yachts to Ben Eoin, Baddeck, Sydney, Ingonish and finishing in North Sydney. Awards, feasting and entertainment every night at every venue...with overall awards after the final leg. Come join us on this exciting new Sail Race...and equally important...come party with some of the finest hosts in the world on beautiful Cape Breton Island!!