Welcome to the Chester Yacht Club

Chester Yacht Club | Chester, Nova Scotia | Incorporated 1902

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

December 1st Potluck

Ho-Ho-Hope You’re Ready To Rock that Ugly Christmas Sweater At CYC’s December Potluck! Saturday, December 1 CYC opens at 6pm Please bring your favourite potluck dish to share with your fellow members. Join us for Ugly Sweater Contest  & Dirty Santa Gift Exchange Bring a $10 Wrapped Gift to Swap Funny & Unique Gifts Welcome ‘Tis the Season for some Jolly Good Fun!

Potluck – Saturday November 3

Chester Yacht Club ‘Black & White’ Halloween POTLUCK Saturday, November 3; Club opens at 6pm Dress in BLACK & WHITE Please bring your favourite potluck dish to share with your fellow CYC members Featured Cocktails: Black Russian & White Russian We encourage all members to please feel free to bring your guests, Please remember to sign them in the guest book. Next Potluck is on Saturday, December 1 with Ugly Sweater Theme!

Turkey Bowl Saturday Oct 6 – SI’s

This is CYC’s closing week and we end the season with our annual Turkey Bowl Race on Saturday, October 6   After the race, we will have our Turkey Doo at 1700 and we will ask all attending to raise a glass of Cheer in memory of B & Sandy Spahr, who donated the Turkey Bowl Trophy in 2004. Annual Award Presentations @ 1800 of all completed Series for 2018 sailing season will follow Turkey Doo  SAILING INSTRUCTIONS for Turkey Bowl Race:  Sailing Instructions – Turkey Bowl 2018

Among The Islands Race FFA Sunday, September 9

Among The Islands Race Course Start 1:30 Free For All (FFA) Start   Start at Chester Rock (CYC Mark 1) Peninsula Stake STARBOARD (CYC Race Mark 17) Big Fish Island to STARBOARD Dauphinee Point Control Buoy (MC66) to PORT Little Gooseberry Island to PORT Clay Island to STARBOARD Quaker Island to STARBOARD Lynch Island to PORT Woody Island to STARBOARD CYC Race Mark 21 (Mountain West) to PORT Finish at Chester Rock (CYC Race Mark 1) to PORT

Annual General Meeting Information – Wednesday, August 29, 2018 1900hrs

Notice of Meeting The Annual General Meeting Of the Chester Yacht Club will be held on  Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at the Clubhouse  1900h   ************************************************************************************* August 22, 2018 Dear Members of Chester Yacht Club, CYC Nominating Committee is pleased to announce the slate of nominees for the Executive Officers and members of the Long Range Planning Committee. Executive Committee: Rear Commodore           Bruce Flinn The following will be renominated for another term  (your vote not required): Commodore                     Thane MacDonald Vice Commodore            Cynthia O’Connell Secretary Treasurer        Lara Parsons, CPA, CA Long Range Planning Committee: New Nominee         …

LIVE AUCTION

LIVE AUCTION Friday, July 27, 6:30 p.m. Chester Yacht Club Flowers in the Window at Parkstone 36” x 36” Original Painting by José Antonio Valverde-Alcalde Mixed media (acrylic) on canvas Painted in 2017 while residing at the Parkland nursing home Retail value: $6,000   The Valverde Studio Gallery provided this painting as in-kind sponsorship support of Helly Hansen Chester Race Week 2018. Organizers will auction the work and donate 50% of proceeds to CYC Junior Sailing.   Anyone wanting to put a reserve bid on the painting Please contact cycmanager@chesteryachtclub.ca



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Chester Race Week | Future Dates


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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

December 1st Potluck

Ho-Ho-Hope You’re Ready To Rock that Ugly Christmas Sweater At CYC’s December Potluck! Saturday, December 1 CYC opens at 6pm Please bring your favourite potluck dish to share with your fellow members. Join us for Ugly Sweater Contest  & Dirty Santa Gift Exchange Bring a $10 Wrapped Gift to Swap Funny & Unique Gifts Welcome ‘Tis the Season for some Jolly Good Fun!

Potluck – Saturday November 3

Chester Yacht Club ‘Black & White’ Halloween POTLUCK Saturday, November 3; Club opens at 6pm Dress in BLACK & WHITE Please bring your favourite potluck dish to share with your fellow CYC members Featured Cocktails: Black Russian & White Russian We encourage all members to please feel free to bring your guests, Please remember to sign them in the guest book. Next Potluck is on Saturday, December 1 with Ugly Sweater Theme!

Turkey Bowl Saturday Oct 6 – SI’s

This is CYC’s closing week and we end the season with our annual Turkey Bowl Race on Saturday, October 6   After the race, we will have our Turkey Doo at 1700 and we will ask all attending to raise a glass of Cheer in memory of B & Sandy Spahr, who donated the Turkey Bowl Trophy in 2004. Annual Award Presentations @ 1800 of all completed Series for 2018 sailing season will follow Turkey Doo  SAILING INSTRUCTIONS for Turkey Bowl Race:  Sailing Instructions – Turkey Bowl 2018

Among The Islands Race FFA Sunday, September 9

Among The Islands Race Course Start 1:30 Free For All (FFA) Start   Start at Chester Rock (CYC Mark 1) Peninsula Stake STARBOARD (CYC Race Mark 17) Big Fish Island to STARBOARD Dauphinee Point Control Buoy (MC66) to PORT Little Gooseberry Island to PORT Clay Island to STARBOARD Quaker Island to STARBOARD Lynch Island to PORT Woody Island to STARBOARD CYC Race Mark 21 (Mountain West) to PORT Finish at Chester Rock (CYC Race Mark 1) to PORT

Annual General Meeting Information – Wednesday, August 29, 2018 1900hrs

Notice of Meeting The Annual General Meeting Of the Chester Yacht Club will be held on  Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at the Clubhouse  1900h   ************************************************************************************* August 22, 2018 Dear Members of Chester Yacht Club, CYC Nominating Committee is pleased to announce the slate of nominees for the Executive Officers and members of the Long Range Planning Committee. Executive Committee: Rear Commodore           Bruce Flinn The following will be renominated for another term  (your vote not required): Commodore                     Thane MacDonald Vice Commodore            Cynthia O’Connell Secretary Treasurer        Lara Parsons, CPA, CA Long Range Planning Committee: New Nominee         …

LIVE AUCTION

LIVE AUCTION Friday, July 27, 6:30 p.m. Chester Yacht Club Flowers in the Window at Parkstone 36” x 36” Original Painting by José Antonio Valverde-Alcalde Mixed media (acrylic) on canvas Painted in 2017 while residing at the Parkland nursing home Retail value: $6,000   The Valverde Studio Gallery provided this painting as in-kind sponsorship support of Helly Hansen Chester Race Week 2018. Organizers will auction the work and donate 50% of proceeds to CYC Junior Sailing.   Anyone wanting to put a reserve bid on the painting Please contact cycmanager@chesteryachtclub.ca


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

Chester Race Week | Future Dates

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

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