The Bras d’Or Lake is the central feature of Cape Breton Island, in the province of Nova Scotia – on Canada’s Atlantic coast.

The Bras d’Or, classified as an inland saltwater sea, is a designated UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and boasts no less than 621 miles (over 1000 km) of coastline.

The lake offers little fog, good prevailing winds, deep channels of up to 940 feet (287m), and countless sheltered mooring areas with 12 – 15 feet (4m – 5m) of water. The Bras d’Or is 90 miles (144 km) long and 23 miles (37 km) at it’s widest.

Some would say the Nova Scotia climate between June and October is among the most pleasant in the world, with average daily highs during our sailing season from 19°C to 23°C range, plenty of sunshine, and steady, prevailing southwest winds – ideal sailing weather. The waters of the Bras d’Or reach 25°C during the summer months.