The Nova Scotia Sprints Bud Myra Memorial Regatta is hosted annually by Row Nova Scotia. It is the largest rowing regatta in Nova Scotia taking place over 2 full days of racing on a fully buoyed 1000m course on Lake Banook in the heart of Dartmouth, N.S. This regatta features events for all ages and skill levels ranging from junior, under 23, senior, masters, and para rowing in boats ranging from singles to eights.
The Nova Scotia Sprints regatta is named in memorial of the late Bud Myra. Bud Myra is synonymous with the sport of rowing in Nova Scotia. Myra died in 1999 at 68, leaving a void in Nova Scotia rowing that will likely never be filled. His passion made his presence a constant feature at Dartmouth’s Mic Mac and North Star Rowing Clubs for more than four decades. In the late 1950’s, Myra won two harbour championships, and in 1969, he won silver with doubles partner Bob Sawler at the first ever Canada Summer Games (before the imposed age limit). Since then, he has been coach, mentor, supporter and friend to countless young rowers, and has been involved with every Summer Games team, usually as boatman. Over the years, Myra introduced hundreds of Dartmouth children to rowing, perhaps his most tangible contribution. But his gift of offering words of inspiration and simple wisdom may have been his greatest talent. The 2018 racing of the Nova Scotia Sprints- Bud Myra Memorial Regatta will mark it’s 46th year.
The 47th Annual Nova Scotia Sprints – Bud Myra Memorial Regatta will be held July 27 & 28, 2019 at Lake Banook in Dartmouth, N.S.
Regatta Package will be available on May 1, 2019
The regatta draw will be available July 22, 2019
Regatta results will be available following the regatta. Historical results are available below.
Regatta Chair: Patrick Thompson
Sprints 2018 – Saturday Results
Sprints 2018 – Sunday Results
2017 Nova Scotia Sprints Regatta Results
2016 Saturday Sprints Results 2016 Sunday Sprints Results
2015 Sprints Results
2014 Sprints Results
2013 Sprints Results
2012 Sprint Results
2011 Sprint Results
2010 Sprints Results
2009 Sprint Results
2008 Sprints Results
2007 Sprint Results
2006 Sprints Results
2005 Sprints Results
2005 Sprints Results
Regatta Hotel – Hearthstone Inn Dartmouth
Hearthstone Inn Dartmouth is a unique boutique hotel directly across the street from Lake Banook. Our unique decor and fabulous customer service is exactly what you need for your visit to Dartmouth for your event on Lake Banook. Your guest room is equipped with a fridge and microwave and comes with a full hot buffet breakfast. We are directly across the street from the lake and the Superstore. We have lots of parking and additional overflow at the Superstore parking lot. The hotel lounge is open 4-12am serving food and room service 4-9pm. Please call the hotel directly to receive your special rate – 1-800-565-1275, please refer to the Row Nova Scotia Regatta Block and specific date you are looking for.