Racing Schedule


Registration & Check-in at Chester Yacht Club

  • Sunday, August 121600 – 1800
  • Monday, August 131200 – 1600
  • Tuesday, August 141200 – 1600
  • Wednesday, August 150800 – 1000

Results will be posted online and on the screen at the club.

Wednesday, August 15

  • 0900Official Opening Ceremonies of Chester Race Week
  • 0930 – 1100Competitors Meetings
  • 0930 – 0950One Design Course
  • 0950 – 1010PHRF – Nova Scotia Inshore Course
  • 1010 – 1030PHRF – Nova Scotia Distance Course
  • 1030 – 1040Classics Course
  • 1040 – 1100Bluenose Course

Wednesday, August 15 – Saturday, August 18 — DAILY

  • 1200First Signal for PHRF – Nova Scotia Inshore Racing
  • 1200First Signal for PHRF – Nova Scotia Distnace Racing
  • 1200First Signal for One Design Classes
  • 1215First Signal for Classics Class
  • 1300First Signal for Bluenose Class

Daily Awards at 1815 Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, at 1715 Saturday
Overall Awards and Trophies on Saturday at 1800

Sailing Legend Andreas Josenhans

Morning-After Coaching Talks on the Porch

with Andreas Josenhans & Guests — DAILY

Thursday, August 16 to Saturday, August 18, 0900 – 0945

Social Schedule


Tuesday, August 14

  • 1800-2000Skippers Reception (by invitation)

Wednesday, August 15

  • 0800Complimentary coffee by CYC and Tim Hortons ‘Tim Truck’
  • 0800Bar and beverage ticket Sales Open
  • 0845 – 0900Bagpiping by Heather Armstrong, Pipe Major, South Shore District Pipes and Drums Association to welcome all to Chester Yacht Club
  • 0900Official Opening Ceremonies of Helly Hansen Chester Race Week
  • 0930 – 1030Competitors meetings
  • 1145Yachts ready for racing
  • 1540 – 1600Bagpiping on wharf as yachts arrive back from racing
  • 1600 – 1700Yachts finishing
  • 1700Goslings’ ‘Dark ‘N’ Stormy Ready To Drink’ Cocktail Hour
  • 1600 – 1800Live Music on the deck by The Gypsy Minstrels
  • 1800Draw for prizes donated by Charm Diamond and other sponsors
  • 1815Award Presentation for Wednesdays
  • 1900 – 2000Live Music on the deck by The Gypsy Minstrels
  • 2130 – 0130Dance to the music of HOPPING PENGUINS
  • 0130LAST CALL

Thursday, August 16

  • 0800Complimentary coffee by CYC and Tim Hortons ‘Tim Truck’
  • 0800Bar and beverage ticket Sales Open
  • 0900 – 0945Talks on the Porch with Andreas Josenhans & Guests
  • 1145Yachts ready for racing
  • 1140 – 1700Cabbioke by NSLC (Karaoke club)
  • 1600 – 1700Yachts finishing
  • 1800Draws for prizes donated by Charm Diamond and other sponsors
  • 1815Award Presentation for Thursday
  • 2130 – 0130Dance to the music of ROXY & THE UNDERGROUND SOUL SOUND
  • 0130LAST CALL

Friday, August 17

  • 0800Complimentary coffee by Tim Hortons ‘Tim Truck’
  • 0800Bar and beverage ticket Sales Open
  • 0900 – 0945Talks on the Porch with Andreas Josenhans & Guests
  • 1145Yachts ready for racing
  • 1300 – 1800PARTY ON THE DECK – sponsored by Helly Hansen Chester Race Week Live Music | Popup Shops | Food Trucks
  • 1300 – 1600Live Music on the deck by Trevor Pike
  • 1600 – 1700Yachts finishing
  • 1600 – 1800Live Music on the deck by Seeing Double
  • 1700 – 1900Henry’s Hard Soda compliments of Molson Coors to first 200 food truck purchases
  • 1800Draws for prizes donated by Charm Diamond and other sponsors
  • 1815Award Presentation for Friday
  • 2130 – 0130Dance to the reggae music of DUB KARTEL
  • 0130LAST CALL

Saturday, August 18

  • 0800Complimentary coffee by Tim Hortons ‘Tim Truck’
  • 0800Bar and beverage ticket Sales Open
  • 0900 – 0945Talks on the Porch with Andreas Josenhans & Guests
  • 1145Yachts ready for racing
  • 1500 – 1800Live Music on the deck by The Gypsy Minstrels
  • 1600 – 1700Yachts finishing
  • 1700Draws for prizes donated by Charm Diamond and other sponsors
  • 1715Award Presentation for Saturday and Overall
  • 1800Overall Trophy Presentations
  • 2130 – 0130Dance to the music of SHAMELESS
  • 0130LAST CALL

General Information

Tender Service CYC complimentary service will be available from 0900-1200 and 1800-2100.
Merchandise Chester Race Week t-shirts & caps will be for sale at the ticket window.
Dental Service For dental service call Dr. Maureen Andrea at 902-275-3828.
Medical Service For medical services call Chester Family Practice 902-275-5625, or Chester Community Clinic 902-275-5268.
Showers Showers are available at the Chester Curling Club, Pig Loop Road.
Laundry The Laundromat is located at the Chester Shore Mall on Route 3.
Taxi South Shore Taxi [www.southshoretaxi.ca] is available during Race Week at 902-277-2727.
Information Information is available at the CYC ticket window and on the CRW Website.

Saturday, August 18

  • 0800Complimentary coffee by Tim Hortons ‘Tim Truck’
  • 0800Bar and beverage ticket Sales Open
  • 0900 – 0945Talks on the Porch with Andreas Josenhans & Guests
  • 1145Yachts ready for racing
  • 1500 – 1800Live Music on the deck by The Gypsy Minstrels
  • 1600 – 1700Yachts finishing
  • 1700Draws for prizes donated by Charm Diamond and other sponsors
  • 1715Award Presentation for Saturday and Overall
  • 1800Overall Trophy Presentations
  • 2130 – 0130Dance to the music of SHAMELESS
  • 0130LAST CALL

Food & Beverage


  • Food trucks will be on the grounds at Chester Yacht Club day and night
  • CYC Bar Stewards & CYC Club Manager and their staff will be providing full bar service.
  • Bring your water bottles to fill up at our complimentary water stations.
  • Ice can be purchased on site.
  • Water will be available for hand washing in the temporary hand washing stations by the portable toilets.
  • Please use appropriate recycling bags and containers.

Beverage Tickets


  • Ticket window is open from 0800 to 0100 on Wednesday and 0900 to 0100 on Thursday through Saturday.
  • Beverage tickets are $6.50 for a single beverage and $30.00 for a book of five, including tax and tip.
  • Bracelets are REQUIRED after 2100 every evening. You must be 19 years of age to purchase a bracelet. They can be purchased at the gate or ticket window for $20.00 and are good for entrance to CYC for nightly entertainment for all four days.
  • Chester Race Week t-shirts and caps are available at the ticket window.

CYC Executive Committee


Commodore Thane MacDonald
Rear Commodore Tim Wilde
Vice Commodore Cynthia O’Connell
Past Commodore John Curry

Media Officers


DAY Holly Dunn
(Media Only) (902) 266-3866 Email Holly
NIGHT Michael Dunn
(Media Only) (902) 229-5378 Email Michael

Club Staff


Club Manager Kim Johnson
Bar Stewards Victoria Dimick and
Heather McGuire

Race Week Committee


Principal Race Officer Daniel Conrod
CRW Chair Patricia Nelder
Sponsorship Cynthia Spraggs
Registration Julie Reed
Trophies Sue McAlpine
Race Equipment Coordinator Patricia Finlay
Skippers Reception Carol Dodds
Clean Regatta Jennifer Fraser
Volunteer Coordinator Land MJ Saffrey

Race Officers


Daniel Conrod PHRF Nova Scotia Distance Course
Elizabeth Show-O’Toole PHRF Nova Scotia Inshore Course
Peter Van Muyden One Design Course
Brian Todd Bluenose Course
Patricia Finlay Classics Course
Katie Nicoll Chief Judge