The Gray Creek Sailing Regatta will be held Sept. 5 and 6. Photo submitted

Gray Creek Sailing Regatta to run Labour Day weekend

The event will be held Sept. 5 to 6

Submitted

In spite of COVID-19, we are pleased to announce that the Gray Creek Sailing Regatta will be held this year on Sept. 5 to 6. This is sponsored by the Kootenay Lake Sailing association based in Nelson.

The event actually dates back to 1923 when the SS Moyie picked up contestants and spectators to bring them to Gray Creek and stayed at the dock for the day, which included swimming contests and motor boat events. One of the original plaques is still contested for.

Since the prevailing wind rises each morning from the south and continues until about 5 pm, the mouth of Crawford Bay at Gray Creek has always been a magnet for sailing and attracts spectators along Highway 3A.

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