Schedule

Sailing Legend Andreas Josenhans

Morning-After Coaching Talks on the Porch
with Andreas Josenhans & Guests

Thursday, August 15 to Saturday, August 17
0900 – 0945 — DAILY


Strategies and tactics to get better results at Race Week from this international yacht-racing and coaching legend.


Sponsored by

Chester Race Week 2019 Silver Sponsor | Develop Nova Scotia

Racing Schedule


Registration & Check-in at Chester Yacht Club

  • Sunday, August 111700 – 1900
  • Monday, August 121300 – 1600
  • Tuesday, August 131400 – 1745
  • Wednesday, August 140800 – 1000

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

Wednesday, August 14

  • 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 14 to Saturday, August 17 — 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

Thursday, August 15 to Saturday, August 17
0900 – 0945 — DAILY

Strategies and tactics to get better results at Race Week from this international yacht-racing and coaching legend.


Sponsored by

Chester Race Week 2019 Silver Sponsor | Develop Nova Scotia

Food and Beverages

  • Food trucks will be on the Chester Yacht Club grounds 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.

Bracelets and 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 9:00 PM daily. 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.

General Information

Social Schedule


Tuesday, August 13

  • 1800 – 2000Skippers Reception (by invitation)

Wednesday, August 14

  • 0800Complimentary coffee by Tim Hortons Event Tent
  • 0800Bar and beverage ticket Sales Open
  • 0845 – 0900Bagpiping by South Shore District Pipes and Drums Association
    on the wharf welcoming all to Chester Yacht Club
  • 0900Official Opening Ceremonies of Helly Hansen Chester Race Week
  • 0930 – 1030Competitors meetings
  • 1145Yachts ready for racing
  • 1300 – 2000Live Music, Pop-up Shops, Food Trucks
  • 1300 – 1545Live music on the deck by Trevor Pike
  • 1545 – 1600Bagpiping on wharf as yachts arrive back from racing
  • 1600 – 1700Yachts finishing
  • 1700 – 2000Goslings ‘Sailors Delight’ cocktail samplings by The Clever Barkeep
  • 1600 – 1800Live Music on the deck by Darren Arsenault
  • 1800Draw for prizes donated by Charm Diamond and other sponsors
  • 1815Award Presentation for Wednesdays
  • 1900 – 2000Live Music on the deck by Darren Arsenault
  • 2130 – 0130Dance to the music of HOPPING PENGUINS!
  • 0130LAST CALL

Thursday, August 15

  • 0800Complimentary coffee by Tim Hortons Event Tent
  • 0900Bar and beverage ticket Sales Open
  • 0900 – 0945Talks on the Porch with Andreas Josenhans & Guests
    sponsored by Develop Nova Scotia
  • 1145Yachts ready for racing
  • 1100 – 1300Cabbioke by NSLC (Karaoke Club – taxi vouchers go to those who sing)
  • 1300 – 2000Live Music, Pop-up Shops, Food Trucks
  • 1300 – 1600Live music on the deck by Shawn Hebb
  • 1600 – 1700Yachts finishing
  • 1600 – 1800Live music by Thorns
  • 1800Draws for prizes donated by Charm Diamond and other sponsors
  • 1900 – 2000Live music by Thorns
  • 1815Award Presentation for Thursday
  • 2130 – 0130Dance to the music of Asia & Nu Gruv
  • 0130LAST CALL

Friday, August 16

  • 0800Complimentary coffee by CYC and Chester Tim Hortons
  • 0900Bar and beverage ticket Sales Open
  • 0900 – 0945Talks on the Porch with Andreas Josenhans & Guests
    sponsored by Develop Nova Scotia
  • 1145Yachts ready for racing
  • 1300 – 2000Live Music, Pop-up Shops, Food Trucks
  • 1300 – 1600Live Music by Trevor Pike
  • 1600 – 1700Yachts finishing
  • 1600 – 1800Live Music on the deck by Blue Lane – Jazz Rock Trio
  • 1800Draws for prizes donated by Charm Diamond and other sponsors
  • 1815Award Presentation for Friday
  • 1900 – 2000Live Music on the deck by Blue Lane
  • 2130 – 0130Dance to the reggae music of DUB KARTEL
  • 0130LAST CALL

Saturday, August 17

  • 0800Complimentary coffee by CYC and Chester Tim Hortons
  • 0800Bar and beverage ticket Sales Open
  • 0900 – 0945Talks on the Porch with Andreas Josenhans & Guests
    sponsored by Develop Nova Scotia
  • 1145Yachts ready for racing
  • 1300 – 2000Live Music, Pop-up Shops, Food Trucks
  • 1300 – 1600Live music on the deck by Shawn Hebb
  • 1600 – 1700Yachts finishing
  • 1600 – 1715Live music by Trouble with Bass
  • 1700Draws for prizes donated by Charm Diamond and other sponsors
  • 1715Award Presentation for Saturday
  • 1800Overall Trophy Presentations
  • 2130 – 0130Dance to the music of SHAMELESS
  • 0130LAST CALL

General Information

CYC Executive Committee

Media Officers

Club Staff

Race Week Committee  —  Steering Committee

Race Officers