The Scottish Studies Foundation's Annual Tall Ship Cruise on the Empire Sandy commemorates the historic voyage of pioneer ship "Hector" which arrived in Pictou, Nova Scotia in 1773. Lots of tartan, the skirl of the the pipes, folk singing and Scottish country dancing characterize this event which takes place every Labour Day Sunday in Toronto.

Footage shown here is from the first event which took place in 1992. Members of the The Royal Canadian Yacht Club were invited to dress up for the occasion and participate in an informal "sailpast." Prizes were awarded for the "Best Dressed Boat."