Race Information

Race Information


The Regatta will kick off on Wednesday, August 16th with opening ceremonies beginning at 09:00 followed by the Competitors Meetings at 09:15.

 

Racing on the Alpha, Bravo and One Design courses will begin at noon; Delta course at 12:30. The Charlie course will begin racing at 13:30.

Check this site and the Notice Board for changes.

Top Five Tips to Help Prep for Chester Race Week


  1. Lighten you boat – Get all the extra stuff in lockers and drawers and behind bunks – this weight adds up and most of it is unnecessary.
  2. Clean your bottom – Remove growth from bottom of boat.
  3. Check your rig and halyards – Chafed or worn fittings can fail at a critical moment and ruin your day. Your winches could likely benefit from some lubrication, as well. Don’t forget the lifelines, either, your crew needs to stay on board and test all the fittings in hiking mode.
  4. Organize your crew communications – Establish dock start time and duties, lunches, water, etc. Get your team’s mobile numbers and use group texts or other social media to advise last minute changes.
  5. Attend morning briefings – Again this year, Andreas Josenhans will offer sailors morning briefings at 9:00 AM, from Thursday to Saturday at Chester Yacht Club . Take advantage of this great opportunity to learn from one of the best! Andreas will share his wealth of knowledge and experience on getting better performance from your boat and your crew, and help you improve your results.

Gordon W. Bethune Cup Team Trophy

Your club could win this. Here’s how:

Teams composed of three boats are chosen by the Rear Commodore of each club, each must race in a different class.The choice must be made before first race of the the regatta.

Check the NOR and SI for details and be sure to let the PRO know who is on your team!

This trophy was dedicated by the Bethune family in 2012 in memory of Dr. Gordon Bethune who was the skipper of Showgirl.

Outer Islands Race

This year’s Outer Island Race will be run by the Chester Classic Fleet as part of the Chester Classic Cup Weekend.  All visiting yachts are welcome!  A perfect time to tune up the crew!

More information coming soon.










Important Reminders


  1. Register before the August 1st deadline to avoid the $100 late fee. PayPal and credit cards accepted on-line or call CYC at (902) 275-3747 during business hours.
  2. Submit your current yacht insurance verification to the registrar sooner than later:
    Take a picture of your policy. Email to
    crwregistrar@gmail.com, fax to at CYC at (902) 275-2525, or have your insurance agent send it to CYC. You will not be able to participate without proof of insurance.

Moorings for Chester Race Week


See Moorage for locations and options.

South Shore Marine, one of the sponsors of Race Week, has a number of moorings available at no cost for racers.

Contact South Shore Marine by phone at (902) 275-3711 or email info@southshoremarine.ca.

The Regatta will kick off on Wednesday, August 16th with opening ceremonies beginning at 09:00 followed by the Competitors Meetings at 09:15.

Racing on the Alpha, Bravo and One Design courses will begin at noon; Delta course at 12:30. The Charlie course will begin racing at 13:30.

Check this site and the Notice Board for changes.










Important Reminders


  1. Register before the August 1st deadline to avoid the $100 late fee. PayPal and credit cards accepted on-line or call CYC at (902) 275-3747 during business hours.
  2. Submit your current yacht insurance verification to the registrar sooner than later:
    Take a picture of your policy. Email to
    crwregistrar@gmail.com, fax to at CYC at (902) 275-2525, or have your insurance agent send it to CYC. You will not be able to participate without proof of insurance.

Moorings for Chester Race Week


See Moorage for locations and options.

South Shore Marine, one of the sponsors of Race Week, has a number of moorings available at no cost for racers.

Contact South Shore Marine by phone at (902) 275-3711 or email info@southshoremarine.ca.


Top Five Tips to Help Prep for Chester Race Week


  1. Lighten you boat – Get all the extra stuff in lockers and drawers and behind bunks – this weight adds up and most of it is unnecessary.
  2. Clean your bottom – Remove growth from bottom of boat.
  3. Check your rig and halyards – Chafed or worn fittings can fail at a critical moment and ruin your day. Your winches could likely benefit from some lubrication, as well. Don’t forget the lifelines, either, your crew needs to stay on board and test all the fittings in hiking mode.
  4. Organize your crew communications – Establish dock start time and duties, lunches, water, etc. Get your team’s mobile numbers and use group texts or other social media to advise last minute changes.
  5. Attend morning briefings – Again this year, Andreas Josenhans will offer sailors morning briefings at 9:00 AM, from Thursday to Saturday at Chester Yacht Club . Take advantage of this great opportunity to learn from one of the best! Andreas will share his wealth of knowledge and experience on getting better performance from your boat and your crew, and help you improve your results.

Gordon W. Bethune Cup Team Trophy

Your club could win this. Here’s how:

Teams composed of three boats are chosen by the Rear Commodore of each club, each must race in a different class.The choice must be made before first race of the the regatta.

Check the NOR and SI for details and be sure to let the PRO know who is on your team!

This trophy was dedicated by the Bethune family in 2012 in memory of Dr. Gordon Bethune who was the skipper of Showgirl.


Outer Islands Race

This year’s Outer Island Race will be run by the Chester Classic Fleet as part of the Chester Classic Cup Weekend. All visiting yachts are welcome! A perfect time to tune up the crew!

More information coming soon.