Skipper Erin Norwood (2nd from left) and her all-male crew on the J/29 Favourite Child in the Distance 3 Fleet during day 2 of sailing at 2019 Helly Hansen Chester Race Week, Nova Scotia, Canada
CHESTER, NOVA SCOTIA (August 15, 2019) – As if on cue, a threatening fog off Blandford rolled back and fresh winds picked up just as races started for Day 2 of Helly Hansen Chester Race Week 2019 on Mahone Bay on the beautiful South Shore of Nova Scotia, Canada.
The four Baker siblings – sister Jesleine and brothers Philip, Jim and David – and crew power their J/30 “Just Add Water” to first place in the Distance Fleet at the end of day 1 of sailing.
CHESTER, NOVA SCOTIA (August 14, 2019) – While a weather front sitting off Tancook Island yesterday threatened to becalm the fleet today, the skies cleared, the sailors were enthusiastic and the wind picked up to 10-15 knots just in time to kick off Helly Hansen Chester Race Week 2019 with ideal on-the-water conditions.
Booby Cragg helms his 51st Chester Race Week on his Nelson Merek 43 Agincourt in 2017
CHESTER, NOVA SCOTIA (August 5, 2019) – Getting ready for what is likely the regatta’s longest unbroken competitive run, 73-year-old Halifax attorney Robert Cragg confirmed he is registered to skipper his 53rd consecutive regatta since his first in 1967. “I had to have my own boat – no one else would have me on theirs.”
CHESTER, NOVA SCOTIA (August 15, 2018) – The fog lifted and winds picked up just in time for 121 boats to start their races and kick off Chester Race Week 2018 in excellent form. Twenty five new skippers registered this year and boats came from as far away as Germany, New England, Ontario and Quebec which is a great bellwether for the future of keel boat racing. Many of the one design fleets were larger and more competitive than ever, especially the Bluenose class.