We are saddened to announce the cancellation of the Nova Scotia Sprints – Bud Myra Memorial Regatta in 2020. The 48th Annual Nova Scotia Sprints Regatta was scheduled for July 25-26, 2020 on Lake Banook in Dartmouth, however, due to the coronavirus pandemic and its widespread effects on Canada and the rowing communities in Nova Scotia we have made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s event.
Row NS and the organizing committee has decided that with the current provincial restrictions, travel guidelines and the inability to sanction regattas at this time it is in the best interest of our members to reinvest this time to supporting our rowing clubs in returning to rowing in a safe and sustainable manner and to provide other opportunities for competition later in season, if possible.
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 2020 racing of the Nova Scotia Sprints- Bud Myra Memorial Regatta will mark it’s 48th year.
The 2020 Regatta is cancelled, we look forward to seeing you in 2021!
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Regatta draw will be posted the Wednesday before the regatta.
Regatta results will be posted following the completion of racing.
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