One Design boats must hold valid class measurement certificates for their fleet and be a member of a recognized yacht club.
The Bluenose Course
Racing Windward Leeward courses within Chester Harbour.
The Chester Bluenose Fleet
The history of the Bluenose Class sloop begins in 1946 when naval architect William J. Roué designed the wooden one design. These days modifications and improvements in construction over the years reflects the needs of an evolving race fleet – dedicated to rightly maintain the one-design features of the Roué-designed Bluenose Class Sloop.
The One Design Course
Windward Leeward only, each fleet has its own start. There has to be a minimum of five boats for a fleet to race on this course.
Farr 30 Fleet
The Farr 30 was to create a state-of-the-art offshore one-design that would be fast and exciting, yet uncomplicated and economical.
The Chester IOD Fleet
The International One Design is a 33 foot sloop that is actively raced in One-Design Fleets all over the world.
The Sonar Fleet
Designed in 1979, the Sonar is a fantastic racing boat of the new millennium and its rapid growth and ISAF Recognized status assures its longevity and value for many years to come.
The International J/24 is undeniably the most popular racing keelboat in the world, with over 5400 boats being sailed.
Since its introduction in March 2012, the J/70 has quickly established itself worldwide with 900+ boats sailing in 20+ countries in 2015.
One Design on the Inshore Course
Racers on this course race some windward leeward races and some distance races.
C&C 99 Fleet
The C&C 99 is an American sailboat that was designed by Tim Jackett and entered production in 2002.
The J/105 was the first sprit boat when it was designed by Rod Johnstone in 1990. The J/105 is unsurpassed if you are looking for strong one-design competition either in your local area, or if you are able to travel to away regattas.
PHRF HANDICAP FLEETS
Monohull handicap boats must have a valid Sail Nova Scotia PHRF Handicap and be a member of a recognized yacht club. Visiting boats may have their existing handicap (e.g. PHRF) converted using accepted formulas by the Sail Nova Scotia Handicap Committee Representative. Those visiting boats are asked to contact Kim Johnson- firstname.lastname@example.org – by August 5, 2019 to arrange such a conversion.
The Classics will race
a pursuit style race.
A boat wishing to register for the Classic Yacht Class must be a Classic Yacht as defined herein. A Classic Yacht is a Yacht launched prior to Dec.31 1969 or a replica of a classic or a boat that independently of her launch date was built in conformity with the design of a classic boat launched before December 31 1969.
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-NS 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 12, 2019.
Distance Racing Course will sail up to 2 races per day. The course length will depend on the conditions of the day. The PHRF-NS Distance Racing Course will be sailed around fixed / inflatable marks. The PHRF-NS Distance Racing Course is open to PHRF-NS boats carrying a spinnaker and to PHRF-NS handicap boats electing to race using their PHRF-NS Non-Spinnaker Rating. PHRF-NS Total or PHRF-NS Non-Spinnaker Handicap must be declared no later than August 11, 2019 and cannot be changed for the entirety of the regatta. Boats which fail to declare their intention to race using their PHRF-NS Non-Spinnaker Handicap by the deadline will be scored using their PHRF-NS Total Handicap. Within the PHRF-NS 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 12, 2019.