Race Information

Race Information


HELLY HANSEN CHESTER RACE WEEK 2018 RACING

The regatta will be sailed in and around Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia. CHS chart numbers 4381 and 4328 are the relevant charts.

INSHORE RACING COURSE
PHRF- Nova Scotia Inshore Racing Course will sail up to 2 races per day. The course length will depend on the conditions of the day. Some may be Windward Leeward Courses. Within the PHRF-Nova Scotia Inshore Racing Course, the Race Committee will set the handicap split for each fleet and post them on the Official Notice Board no later than August 14th, 2018.

DISTANCE RACING COURSE
PHRF-Nova Scotia Distance Racing Course will sail up to 2 races per day. The course length will depend on the conditions of the day. The PHRF-Nova Scotia Distance Racing course will sail around fixed and inflatable marks. The PHRF-Nova Scotia Distance Racing course is open to competitors using a spinnaker or non-spinnaker. A non-spinnaker boat is defined in section 3.4. Declaration of a Spinnaker or non-spinnaker PHRF-NOVA SCOTIA. Handicap must be declared no later than August 12th and cannot be changed for the entirety of the regatta. Within the PHRF-NOVA SCOTIA Distance Racing Course, the Race Committee will set the handicap split for each fleet and post them on the Official Notice Board no later than August 14th, 2018. 4 Chester Race Week 2018

ONE DESIGN RACING COURSE
J/24, J/70, IOD, Sonar and Farr 30 Classes will race windward/leeward courses on the One Design course.

CLASSICS RACING COURSE
The Classic Yacht Class will sail around fixed and inflatable marks. The starting line for the Classic Yacht Class will be the Bluenose Course Race Committee vessel.

BLUENOSE CLASS RACING COURSE
Bluenose Class will race Windward/Leeward Races on the Bluenose Course

Check back for more information. the NoR and Registration is now open. 

 

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

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.

HELLY HANSEN CHESTER RACE WEEK 2018 RACING

The regatta will be sailed in and around Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia. CHS chart numbers 4381 and 4328 are the relevant charts.

INSHORE RACING COURSE
PHRF- Nova Scotia Inshore Racing Course will sail up to 2 races per day. The course length will depend on the conditions of the day. Some may be Windward Leeward Courses. Within the PHRF-Nova Scotia Inshore Racing Course, the Race Committee will set the handicap split for each fleet and post them on the Official Notice Board no later than August 14th, 2018.

DISTANCE RACING COURSE
PHRF-Nova Scotia Distance Racing Course will sail up to 2 races per day. The course length will depend on the conditions of the day. The PHRF-Nova Scotia Distance Racing course will sail around fixed and inflatable marks. The PHRF-Nova Scotia Distance Racing course is open to competitors using a spinnaker or non-spinnaker. A non-spinnaker boat is defined in section 3.4. Declaration of a Spinnaker or non-spinnaker PHRF-NOVA SCOTIA. Handicap must be declared no later than August 12th and cannot be changed for the entirety of the regatta. Within the PHRF-NOVA SCOTIA Distance Racing Course, the Race Committee will set the handicap split for each fleet and post them on the Official Notice Board no later than August 14th, 2018. 4 Chester Race Week 2018

ONE DESIGN RACING COURSE
J/24, J/70, IOD, Sonar and Farr 30 Classes will race windward/leeward courses on the One Design course.

CLASSICS RACING COURSE
The Classic Yacht Class will sail around fixed and inflatable marks. The starting line for the Classic Yacht Class will be the Bluenose Course Race Committee vessel.

BLUENOSE CLASS RACING COURSE
Bluenose Class will race Windward/Leeward Races on the Bluenose Course

Check back for more information. the NoR and Registration is now open. 

 

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

All visiting yachts are welcome! A perfect time to tune up the crew!

More information coming soon.