Welcome to the Chester Yacht Club

Chester Yacht Club (CYC) is a private sailing club situated on beautiful Mahone Bay with excellent access to the best sailing in Canada. CYC is host to Canada’s largest keelboat regatta, Chester Race Week, the much anticipated and highly regarded annual Opti Jam dinghy regatta, and is home to robust and internationally respected IOD and Bluenose fleets. Our objective is to encourage Club members to become more proficient in the personal management, maintenance and handling of their boats; to promote safety, proper navigation and seamanship; to provide social and instructional activities in the interests of all Club members and their guests; and to enhance the sport of sailing within our membership and community.



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Message from CYC Sailing Committee – May 25, 2019

Message from the CYC Sailing Committee

Crane and Moorings

The CYC crane has passed inspection and is now available for use by members who have paid their crane fees and signed the agreement and waiver. You must book an appointment with Kim before using the crane.
Mooring field maintenance is complete and club moorings are ready for use by members who have rented seasonal moorings.

Racing Schedule

Our first race of 2019 will be Thursday, May 30 at 1830. Consult the Racing Schedule at https://chesteryachtclub.ca/racing-schedule/  for dates and times of other races. If you print a .pdf schedule please be aware that the official online version may be updated from time to time. You must submit your registration form and proof of insurance before racing.

New for 2019:

Handicap boats will now have the option to elect to race with a spinnaker on Thursday Nights. We will still have a FFA start but spinnaker and non spinnaker boats will be scored as separate fleets. Racers cannot combine spinnaker and non-spinnaker results in the same series. As in past years, spinnaker and non-spinnaker boats will be scored together on Saturday A&B and FFA races. For details see the NOR 6.3  and 6.3(a) https://chesteryachtclub.ca/notice-of-race/  and SI 5.5 and 5.5(a)  https://chesteryachtclub.ca/sailing-instructions/

There is a new registration form which can be downloaded here: https://chesteryachtclub.ca/cyc-boat-registration-form/

Page two of the new form requires handicap boats to elect spin or non-spin handicap for each race or series.

The form requires handicap racers to review and update their handicap info on Sail Nova Scotia’s new List of Yachts before racing:  https://www.sailnovascotiaydb.ca/yachts

Before submitting the form you must find and click on your boat name and make sure all your declared info is up to date. If anything needs to be updated you can submit the information here: https://www.sailnovascotiaydb.ca/yacht/edit

Check-in requirements have changed. Racers must approach the Signal boat before each race and verbally advise the race officer of the following: Boat Name, Sail Number, number of persons aboard and if applicable which fleet and whether racing spin or non-spin. VHF check-in is not permitted.  See SI 18.1 for details. https://chesteryachtclub.ca/sailing-instructions/

There have also been changes to rules regarding replacement equipment (SI 19), radio, cell phone, and data communications (NOR 12 and SI 21), fleet splits (NOR 3.5), and wharf starts (SI 11.2a)

We hope to have our race marks in and the race mark locations updated when lobster traps come out on June 1. A few inner marks may be placed before the first race on  May 30.Locations will remain largely the same with the exception of Mark  21, Mountain West, which will likely be moved further northwest.

Our race officers will be testing new scoring software called Club2Class.  https://www.club2class.com/  Should this trial prove successful results will be posted on a new Racing page on the CYC website. In the meantime we anticipate unofficial race results will be available here: Club Overview: Chester Yacht Club  As always, official results will be printed and posted on the notice boards on the deck at the southwest corner of CYC.

Race officers can be contacted at cycscoring@gmail.com

Let’s Go!

With weather finally warming up and our crane back in service we hope you will be launched and rigged in time for our spring races. See you at the start line!

CYC Sailing Committee

CYC New Member Promotion – June 6, 7 & 8

CYC is having a 3-Day “NEW Member” Promotion on June 6, 7 & 8th!   

During this limited time it will be 50% off of CYC Entrance Fee and Membership Fee for all NEW Members.  This 2019 offer ends on June 8th.
We need CYC members to help spread the word about this club promotion. Reach out to your friends, family, neighbours, your crew, work colleagues and anyone else you may think would be interested in joining Chester Yacht Club.
Bring your guests to the Club for our Friday evening hors d’oeuvres starting on May 31st or to our Thursday evening BBQ starting on May 30th to watch the racing in front of the yacht club.

We have several categories of membership based on age.
Reach out to cycmanager@chesteryachtclub.ca  for more information and membership application form.

Friday June 7th is New Members Night at CYC.
Hors d’oeuvres starts at 6pm and will be provided by CYC.  The CYC Executive and Social Committee will be helping out.
Please bring all interested people to the club on this evening to meet our friendly members, new members, executive, committee members and staff.
Remember this NEW Member Offer ends on June 8th 2019!

2019 CYC Nominating Committee

As prescribed by the Chester Yacht Club Constitution I have appointed the 2019 Nominating Committee.

Committee members are: Barbara Grigsby, Past Commodore, and Gillian Reid, Past Vice Commodore, and Stephen Flinn, CYC member. This committee will seek, receive and consider nominations for the Executive Officers and for members of the Long Range Planning Committee. The nominating committee shall be required to table it’s report to the executive at least 10 days prior to the Annual General Meeting. Notice of the slate of proposed nominees for the Executive Officers and members of the Long Range Planning Committee will be posted on the notice boards and website at least 10 days prior to the AGM.

Regards,

Thane MacDonald, CYC Commodore 


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Chester Race Week | August 14-17, 2019

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2020August 12 to 15
2021August 11 to 14
2022August 10 to 13
2023August 16 to 19

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Chester Yacht Club (CYC) is a private sailing club situated on beautiful Mahone Bay with excellent access to the best sailing in Canada. CYC is host to Canada’s largest keelboat regatta, Chester Race Week, the much anticipated and highly regarded annual Opti Jam dinghy regatta, and is home to robust and internationally respected IOD and Bluenose fleets. Our objective is to encourage Club members to become more proficient in the personal management, maintenance and handling of their boats; to promote safety, proper navigation and seamanship; to provide social and instructional activities in the interests of all Club members and their guests; and to enhance the sport of sailing within our membership and community.


CYC NEWS

Message from CYC Sailing Committee – May 25, 2019

Message from the CYC Sailing Committee

Crane and Moorings

The CYC crane has passed inspection and is now available for use by members who have paid their crane fees and signed the agreement and waiver. You must book an appointment with Kim before using the crane.
Mooring field maintenance is complete and club moorings are ready for use by members who have rented seasonal moorings.

Racing Schedule

Our first race of 2019 will be Thursday, May 30 at 1830. Consult the Racing Schedule at https://chesteryachtclub.ca/racing-schedule/  for dates and times of other races. If you print a .pdf schedule please be aware that the official online version may be updated from time to time. You must submit your registration form and proof of insurance before racing.

New for 2019:

Handicap boats will now have the option to elect to race with a spinnaker on Thursday Nights. We will still have a FFA start but spinnaker and non spinnaker boats will be scored as separate fleets. Racers cannot combine spinnaker and non-spinnaker results in the same series. As in past years, spinnaker and non-spinnaker boats will be scored together on Saturday A&B and FFA races. For details see the NOR 6.3  and 6.3(a) https://chesteryachtclub.ca/notice-of-race/  and SI 5.5 and 5.5(a)  https://chesteryachtclub.ca/sailing-instructions/

There is a new registration form which can be downloaded here: https://chesteryachtclub.ca/cyc-boat-registration-form/

Page two of the new form requires handicap boats to elect spin or non-spin handicap for each race or series.

The form requires handicap racers to review and update their handicap info on Sail Nova Scotia’s new List of Yachts before racing:  https://www.sailnovascotiaydb.ca/yachts

Before submitting the form you must find and click on your boat name and make sure all your declared info is up to date. If anything needs to be updated you can submit the information here: https://www.sailnovascotiaydb.ca/yacht/edit

Check-in requirements have changed. Racers must approach the Signal boat before each race and verbally advise the race officer of the following: Boat Name, Sail Number, number of persons aboard and if applicable which fleet and whether racing spin or non-spin. VHF check-in is not permitted.  See SI 18.1 for details. https://chesteryachtclub.ca/sailing-instructions/

There have also been changes to rules regarding replacement equipment (SI 19), radio, cell phone, and data communications (NOR 12 and SI 21), fleet splits (NOR 3.5), and wharf starts (SI 11.2a)

We hope to have our race marks in and the race mark locations updated when lobster traps come out on June 1. A few inner marks may be placed before the first race on  May 30.Locations will remain largely the same with the exception of Mark  21, Mountain West, which will likely be moved further northwest.

Our race officers will be testing new scoring software called Club2Class.  https://www.club2class.com/  Should this trial prove successful results will be posted on a new Racing page on the CYC website. In the meantime we anticipate unofficial race results will be available here: Club Overview: Chester Yacht Club  As always, official results will be printed and posted on the notice boards on the deck at the southwest corner of CYC.

Race officers can be contacted at cycscoring@gmail.com

Let’s Go!

With weather finally warming up and our crane back in service we hope you will be launched and rigged in time for our spring races. See you at the start line!

CYC Sailing Committee

CYC New Member Promotion – June 6, 7 & 8

CYC is having a 3-Day “NEW Member” Promotion on June 6, 7 & 8th!   

During this limited time it will be 50% off of CYC Entrance Fee and Membership Fee for all NEW Members.  This 2019 offer ends on June 8th.
We need CYC members to help spread the word about this club promotion. Reach out to your friends, family, neighbours, your crew, work colleagues and anyone else you may think would be interested in joining Chester Yacht Club.
Bring your guests to the Club for our Friday evening hors d’oeuvres starting on May 31st or to our Thursday evening BBQ starting on May 30th to watch the racing in front of the yacht club.

We have several categories of membership based on age.
Reach out to cycmanager@chesteryachtclub.ca  for more information and membership application form.

Friday June 7th is New Members Night at CYC.
Hors d’oeuvres starts at 6pm and will be provided by CYC.  The CYC Executive and Social Committee will be helping out.
Please bring all interested people to the club on this evening to meet our friendly members, new members, executive, committee members and staff.
Remember this NEW Member Offer ends on June 8th 2019!

2019 CYC Nominating Committee

As prescribed by the Chester Yacht Club Constitution I have appointed the 2019 Nominating Committee.

Committee members are: Barbara Grigsby, Past Commodore, and Gillian Reid, Past Vice Commodore, and Stephen Flinn, CYC member. This committee will seek, receive and consider nominations for the Executive Officers and for members of the Long Range Planning Committee. The nominating committee shall be required to table it’s report to the executive at least 10 days prior to the Annual General Meeting. Notice of the slate of proposed nominees for the Executive Officers and members of the Long Range Planning Committee will be posted on the notice boards and website at least 10 days prior to the AGM.

Regards,

Thane MacDonald, CYC Commodore 


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Helly Hansen Chester Race Week | August 15 - 18, 2018

Chester Race Week | Future Dates

YearDate
2020August 12 to 15
2021August 11 to 14
2022August 10 to 13
2023August 16 to 19

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Chester Yacht Club
Chester Yacht Club9 hours ago

Thursday May 30  First Racing of the 2019 SeasonClub open 1700 - 2130Robinson Trophy  Spin / Non-spin  1 of 4  Start 1830Spring Bluenose Thursday Racing  1 of 4  Start 1835 CYC Thursday evening BBQ  1700 - 2000 or until gone Hamburgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers and...

Chester Yacht Club
Chester Yacht Club19 hours ago
Chester Yacht Club
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Crane and Moorings   The CYC crane has passed inspection and is now available for use by members who have paid their crane fees and signed the agreement and waiver. You must book an appointment with Kim before using the crane.   CYC Crane Policy &...

Chester Yacht Club
Chester Yacht Club4 days ago

By Greg Mancusi-Ungaro On Saturday June 15, 2019, led by defending champion Jonathan Farrar, 16 teams will converge on Marblehead, Mass., for the 59th Internati

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