Racing Schedule


Tuesday, August 15

1400 …………. Practice Day Alpha Course—all classes welcome

Wednesday, August 16

0900 …………. Official Opening of Chester Race Week
0915 …………. Competitors meetings
0915-0930………..One Design
0930-0945 ……….Alpha
0945-1000………..Bravo
1000-1015………..Delta
1015-1030………..Charlie

Wednesday, August 16 – Saturday, August 19 DAILY

1200 …………. First Signal for ALPHA COURSE CLASSES
1200 …………. First Signal for BRAVO COURSE CLASSES
1230 …………. First Signal for BRAVO NON SPINN COURSE CLASSES
1200 …………. First Signal for ONE DESIGN COURSE CLASSES
1200 …………. First Signal for DELTA COURSE CLASSES
1300 …………. First Signal for BLUENOSE CLASS/CHARLIE COURSE

REGISTRATION CHECK-IN at Chester Yacht Club

Sunday, August 13 …………… 1600-1800
Monday, August 14 ………….. 1200-1600
Tuesday, August 15 ………….. 1200-1600
Wednesday, August 16 …….. 0800-1000

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

Talks on the Porch with Andreas Josenhans & Guests

Daily – Thursday, August 17 to Saturday August 19.
0900-0945 …. Strategies and tactics to get better results at Race Week

Beverage Tickets


  • Ticket window is open from 0800 to 0100 on Wednesday and 0900 to 0100 on Thursday through Saturday.
  • Beverage tickets are $6.00 for a single beverage and $27.50 for a book of five, including tax and tip.
  • Bracelets are REQUIRED after 2100 every evening. You must be 19 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 hats are available at the ticket window.

Food & Beverage


  • Four food trucks will be on the grounds at Chester Yacht Club day and night: Some’Thing Fishy, Coffee Can Café, Fresh and Lobster Jo’s (see website)
  • 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.

Social Schedule


Tuesday, August 15

1800-2000 ….. Skippers Reception (by invitation)

Wednesday, August 16

0800 …………… Complimentary coffee by Tim Hortons ‘Tim Truck’
0800 …………… Bar and beverage ticket Sales Open
0845-0900 ….. Bagpiping by a member of Union Fire Club Pipes & Drums
0900 …………… Official Opening of Chester Race Week
0915-1030 ….. Competitors meetings
1145 …………… Yachts ready for racing
1330-1530 ….. Art on the Deck – sponsored by Chester Art Centre
• 14+ or with parent •
1600-1615 ….. Bagpiping by a member of Union Fire Club Pipes & Drums
1600-1700 ….. Yachts finishing
1800 …………… Draw for prizes donated by Charm Diamond and other sponsors
1815 …………… Award Presentation for Wednesday
2130-0130 ….. Dance to the music of “HOPPING PENGUINS”
0130 …………… Last call

Thursday, August 17

0800 ……………. Complimentary Coffee ‘Tim Truck’
0900 ……………. Bar / Beverage Ticket Sales Open
1145 ……………. Yachts ready for racing
1330-1530 …… Art on the Deck – sponsored by Chester Art Centre
• 14+ or with parent •
1600-1700 …… Yachts finishing
1700-1900 …… Goslings Gold South Shore Cocktail Hour with Emily Gosling
1800 ……………. Draw for prizes donated by Charm Diamond and other sponsors
1815 ……………. Award Presentation for Thursday
2130-0130 …… Dance to the music of “PARTY BOOTS”
0130 ……………. Last call

Friday, August 18

0800 ……………. Complimentary Coffee ‘Tim Truck’
0900 ……………. Bar / Beverage Ticket Sales Open
1145 ……………. Yachts ready for racing
1300-1800 …… Party on the Deck – sponsored by Chester Race Week
• Live Music, Popup Shops, Food Trucks •
1330-1530 …… Art on the Deck – sponsored by Chester Art Centre
• 14+ or with parent •
1600-1700 …… Yachts finishing
1700-1900 …… Complimentary Coors Light with food truck meal purchase
for first 200 people (must be over 19 yrs of age)
1800 ……………. Draw for Prizes donated by Charm Diamond and other sponsors
1815 ……………. Award Presentation for Friday
2130-0130 …… Dance to the music of “ASIA & NU GRUV”
0130 ……………. Last call

Saturday, August 19

0800 ……………. Complimentary Coffee
0900 ……………. Bar / Beverage Ticket Sales Open
1145 ……………. Yachts ready for racing
1600-1700 …… Yachts finishing
1800 ……………. Draw for Prizes donated by Charm Diamond and other sponsors
1815 ……………. Award Presentation for Saturday and Overall
2130-0130 …… Dance to the music of “HOPPING PENGUINS”
0130 ……………. Last call

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