Small Niche - Chester Race Week Media Boat

ATTN SPORTS, PHOTO / ASSIGNMENT EDITORS: OFFICIAL MEDIA BOAT SEAT BOOKINGS COMING THIS SUMMER

ATTN SPORTS, PHOTO / ASSIGNMENT EDITORS:

OFFICIAL MEDIA BOAT SEAT BOOKINGS COMING THIS SUMMER

CHESTER, N.S., Canada  – The Helly Hansen Chester Race Week organizing committee is pleased to offer a complimentary media boat service to accredited media on a daily, first-registered, first-seated basis from Wednesday, August 14th to Saturday, August 17th in beautiful Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada.

This is an excellent opportunity to get close to the boats of all 15 fleets as they race in North America’s largest annual keel boat race week.

What: Chester Race Week Media Boat

Where: Departing Race Committee float (descend left ramp of CYC dock), 21 South Street, Chester, Nova Scotia. Note: Please do not confuse “Mahone Bay” the body of water with “Mahone Bay” the community. All racing is conducted on Mahone Bay off the Village of Chester.

When: Departing daily at 11:30 a.m., from August 14-17, 2019 and returning to the CYC Race Committee float by 3:30 p.m. or earlier based on need.

Provided:

  • Complimentary boxed lunch and water
  • Adult-sized PFD per passenger
Not provided, but recommended:

To book 1 of the 6 spots available on the official Chester Race Week Media Boat each day, please check back here this summer register.

About Helly Hansen Chester Race Week

Hosted by the Chester Yacht Club in the picturesque South-Shore Nova Scotia village of Chester in mid August each year, Helly Hansen Chester Race Week is North America’s largest annual keel boat race week (4 days of sailing) and plays host to more than 130 boats from near and far.

Named one of Sailing World magazine’s 14 greatest sailing events in North America, each August, 1,200-plus sailors arrive in Mahone Bay on Nova Scotia’s scenic South Shore to compete in one of 15 fleets racing simultaneously on five different race courses – from a 0.5 nautical mile windward-leeward course for the Bluenose class in front of the Chester Yacht Club, to the 20-plus-nautical-mile-long, off-shore distance course for big boats. The fleets can accommodate everyone from competitive one-design hulls to classic wooden boats and cruising boats racing without spinnakers.

Chester’s sailing regattas were first documented in 1856 and, since then, tourists and locals alike have taken in the natural beauty of the area by both land and sea. A community-based, volunteer-driven event, Helly Hansen Chester Race Week boasts a full schedule of public-friendly events with live music, great food, yacht races, plus racing seminars from internationally renowned sailors, tacticians, boat builders and sailmakers. Visit www.ChesterRaceWeek.com

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Media contacts:

Day: Holly Dunn, M 902-266-3866, holly.dunn@dunnassocoates.ca

Evening: Michael Dunn, M 902-229-5378, michael.dunn@dunnassociates.ca