This July the eyes of the world will turn from South Africa to Nova Scotia - from the FIFA World Cup to the World Tuna Flat Races in Hubbards, Nova Scotia.
It's time to rally your team folks! Things are heating up! We now have on-line registration, awesome Tuna Flats gear, great prizes for the winning teams. Enter your business, alumni or association or better yet, find three friends and go for the gold - the 2010 World Tuna Flat Champion. E-mail Andrew Mackay for more information or call 902-858-7435.
This year's event is Saturday, July 24 on the Hubbards Cove waterfront.
Teams of four race large "Tuna Flats" over a quarter mile course on Hubbards Cove.
(Tuna Flats are the large green boats that are commonly towed behind fishing boats on their way to the traps. They are found only in St. Margaret's Bay, and got their name from the fact that three or four men could all stand on one side of the "flat" and haul a large tuna into the boat without capsizing the craft.)
This event usually draws a large crowd of spectators, which includes many tourists to the area, who also enjoy food, refreshments and a display of vintage photos of the fishing industry in the area. For the past 27 years we have been holding this heritage activity with great success. This year promises to be even greater, with CoveFM broadcasting live, live entertainment, and extra attractions.
The World Tuna Flat Races are presented by The Hubbards & Area Business Association, The Hubbards Cove Waterfront Development Association and the World Tuna Flat Racing Society. All profits are invested in community projects.