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2019 – Day 1: Strong competition, close fleets and steady winds

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.

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DAY 4 – 2017 RESULTS: Strong winds, rain make damp fun on final day of racing

Photo: J/70 Joyridin (CAN 491), skippered by Graeme Carr of Charlottetown Yacht Club (Prince Edward Island), fights through high winds on Day 4 to win the day and the overall J/70 series title at Chester Race Week 2017 on Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia. (Credit: Photo: © 2017 Tim Wilkes, high-res image available on request) See Day 4 drone footage here. CHESTER, ...
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DAY 3 RESULTS Flat seas, steady winds make up for Day 2 blow out

Photo: One Design 35 Climax skippered by Dartmouth Yacht Club’s Nathan Reece (Nova Scotia, Canada) drops her jib after rounding the mark ahead of Stu McCrea’s J/120 Deviation out of the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron (Halifax, Canada) on Day 3 of Chester Race Week. (Credit: Photo: © 2017 Tim Wilkes, high-res image available on request)  CHESTER, N.S., Canada (August ...
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DAY 2: 25+ knot winds blow thrills for some, damage for others

Photo: J/70 Joyridin, skippered by Graeme Carr of Charlottetown Yacht Club (Prince Edward Island), fights through high winds on Day 2 of Chester Race Week 2017 on Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia. (Credit: Photo: © 2017 Tim Wilkes, high-res image available on request) NOTE: REVISED RESULTS FROM ORIGINAL POSTING Some fleets diminished as crews head to John Roy funeral CHESTER, N.S., ...
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2019 OFFICIAL MEDIA BOAT SEAT BOOKINGS NOW OPEN

The Chester Race Week organizing committee is pleased to offer a complimentary media boat service to accredited media on a daily, first-registered, first-seated basis during Chester Race Week which runs from Wednesday, August 16th to Saturday, August 19th in beautiful Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Canada’s largest keel boat regatta to welcome hard-core racers, casual cruisers, classic wooden yacht lovers & tourists

  ChesterRaceWeek.com @ChesterRaceWeek /ChesterRaceWeek 4 days, 4 courses, 14 fleets, 140 sailboats, 1,200 sailors Canada’s largest keel boat regatta to welcome hard-core racers, casual cruisers, classic wooden yacht lovers & tourists Tufts University sailing coach returns as big boat fleet race officer, cites high-calibre sailors, challenging conditions, helpful seminars and breathtaking scenery as attractions CHESTER, NS (July 16, 2015) – The principal …