July 19,2014(ISN) – The day has finally arrived as Sail East at the Bay Wind Regatta 2014 kicked off Thursday at the St. Margaret Sailing Club in Glen Haven, Nova Scotia!

Training began Thursday and will continue through Friday for sailors in the 420, Laser, Radial and Optimist fleets, led by the event coaches Sarah Flanagan & Mike Todd. Four provinces are represented with sailors from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec & Ontario taking part. Racing for these fleets will take place Saturday and Sunday. Also at Sail East, racing kicks off Friday for the 49er & FX Canadian Championships and will run through Sunday.

On site throughout the weekend will be Sail Canada’s promotional partner Helly Hansen, who have supplied a number of prizes and promotional items for the event. Sail Canada thanks Helly Hansen for all support and for the awesome prizes that will be up for grabs!