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Back to the races:” I think it’s going to be a good year.”

This story originally appeared in Atlantic Boating Magazine, June 2021.  Brian Todd served as a race officer with Chester Race Week for about 12 years. But Todd has since retired from that role and this August is racing at Canada’s largest keel boat regatta. “I am fairly old and it’s time for younger people to do that job and I …

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2019 – Day 4: Highly-competitive one-design fleets see neck-and-neck racing

2019 C&C 99 North American Championships winner Agent 99 at 2019 Helly Hansen Chester Race Week in Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada.

CHESTER, NOVA SCOTIA (August 17, 2019) – With a full four days of ideal weather including steady south-east winds – unheard of in recent Chester Race Week memory – sailors were understandably tired, but ready to give their best effort on the fourth and final day.

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2019 – Day 3: Highly-competitive one-design fleets see neck-and-neck racing

Chester Yacht Club’s Peter Wickwire steers Squall ahead of the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squardon’s Ted Murphy’s Restless in Day 3 competition in the International One Design fleet at 2019 Helly Hansen Chester Race Week in Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada.

CHESTER, NOVA SCOTIA (August 16, 2019) – More beautiful weather greeted sailors on Day 3 of Helly Hansen Chester Race Week 2019 with sunny skies and brisk winds reaching courses across Mahone Bay.

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Day 4: Fog and wet conditions don’t deter sailors on final day of racing

Toombs sails to Farr 30 title with perfect 10/10 1st-place finishes

CHESTER, NOVA SCOTIA (August 18, 2018) – After three nearly perfect sunny days, sailors brought out their foul weather gear for the fourth day of racing at Helly Hansen Chester Race Week 2018. Thick fog, swells and rains that varied from a sprinkling to torrential downpour didn’t dampen enthusiasm at the many start lines.

See Day-4 drone footage here.

Outer Islands Race

Visiting yachts are welcome to this year’s Outer Island Race. Great time to tune up the crew! Chester Yacht Club is is doing a true Bermuda Start (Pursuit Race) for the Outer Island race. The start sequence will start at 11:30 am in the Chester Front Harbour. For more information email or register contact Race Officer at pafinlay@icloud.com. This free for all race …