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.



CYC NEWS

Message from the CYC Nominating Committee

Dear Members of Chester Yacht Club,

The Nominating Committee is pleased to announce the slate of nominees for the Executive Officers and members of the Long Range Planning Committee, as follows:

Executive Committee

Commodore                     David Creighton

Vice Commodore            Jennifer Chandler

Rear Commodore            Sean Pearce

Secretary Treasurer        Lara Parsons (returning)

Past Commodore             Thane MacDonald

Long Range Planning Committee

New Nominees

Reg Gooday

Malcolm Fraser

Another member to be nominated from the floor

Members completing Two Year Terms (your vote not required)

Art Backman

Sara Filbee

Janice Anderson

We will present this slate for your vote at the Annual General Meeting on August 28, 2019.

Please join us in expressing appreciation of these members who have volunteered to accept the responsibilities of running CYC and steering its long range direction.

Regards,

Gillian Reid (Chair Nominating Committee), Stephen Flinn, Barb Grigsby

Outer Island Start Times:

2019 Out Island Cup Start Times

 

Rating Time
   
267 11:15:34 AM
225 11:30:00 AM
183 11:44:34 AM
180 11:45:36 AM
174 11:47:41 AM
171 11:48:43 AM
162 11:51:50 AM
150 11:57:00 AM
144 11:59:05 AM
132 12:03:15 PM
126 12:05:20 PM
123 12:06:22 PM
117 12:08:27 PM
114 12:09:29 PM
105 12:12:36 PM
102 12:13:38 PM
99 12:14:41 PM
96 12:15:43 PM
87 12:18:50 PM
72 12:25:02 PM
69 12:26:04 PM
51 12:32:28 PM
48 12:33:30 PM
33 12:38:46 PM
30 12:39:48 PM

 

 

Commodore Dinner and Dance – Friday August 9

Reserve your tickets now for Commodore Dinner Dance on Friday August 9

email cycmanager@chesteryachtclub.ca to reserve

Cocktails 6pm  /  Dinner  7pm  /  Dance by DJ Sunny  8:30pm to midnight

Chef Tom Connors and team will be catering

Please let us know your choices when booking

Choice of Main: Rack of Lamb with Dijon Panko Crust & rosemary/raspberry reduction or Haddock Supreme with crab stuffing topped with lobster sauce

Choice of Starter: Caesar or Spinach Salad with mango orange dressing

Choice of Dessert: Triple Chocolate Mousse or Gluten Free Chocolate Cake with salted caramel sauce

Commodore's Dinner - Tim Harris Photograhpher 2017

Get your tickets early!

$65/person + hst until July 26

$75/person + hst from July 27 to August 2

Catering team needs to know numbers on August 2

Canada Day at Chester Yacht Club

Monday July 1st:  Start your Canada Day celebrations by coming to the club for complimentary coffee and muffins at the club at 0900 until gone…..


Canada Day On-Water Scavenger Hunt Challenge starts at 0930

Be at the Dock at 9:15am to Register Or register early at the CYC bar
Registration Form at the Bar or click here for Canada Day Scavenger Hunt Registration Form
Are you up for the challenge?

Teams must be back at the club at 1130
Canada Day Scavenger Hunt RULES


Legion Trophy Race  A & B   1330 Start


Canada Day BBQ
BBQ’s will be fired up and ready to go at 1700
BBQ – Includes Salads, Rolls, and Birthday Cake, Garrison draft or glass of house wine.
Free Hot Dogs for the kids (under age of 12).

Steak BBQ to ONLY those who have reservations
CYC provides 8oz New York Striploins & members BBQ their own steaks.  
Steak BBQ $25.00 –  Reservations required!
RESERVE your ticket at the BAR or by return email  by  Wednesday, June 26th
Those who do NOT have reservation there will hamburger BBQ with salads & Canada Day birthday cake available $15.00


Canada Day Chester Harbour Parade of Lights
Monday, July 1 at dusk
Click here for:  Parade of Lights Registration Form & Information 2019
Decorate your boat using lights, flags, flash lights and any Canada Day decor.
Be as creative as possible!
Or
Plan to Come to CYC to watch the parade from the club

Community FIREWORKS!! on the water at Dusk

 


Sailwave | Sailing Scoring Software

Chester Race Week | August 14-17, 2019

Chester Race Week | Future Dates


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

Facebook Feed

Chester Yacht Club
Chester Yacht Club3 days ago

Special feature: Wilsons Drone Video Host Lisa Ross interviews veteran champion Larry Creaser of Lunenburg on his second year of sailing since multiple sclerosis forced him out seven years ago. His sons, Mark and Glen, joined his crew for the first time aboard his aptly...

Chester Yacht Club
Chester Race Week
Special feature: Wilsons Drone Video Host Lisa Ross interviews veteran champion Larry Creaser of Lunenburg on his second year of sailing since multiple sclerosis forced him out seven years ago. His sons, Mark and Glen, joined his crew for the first time aboard his aptly named J/100, "Young Blood", in 2018 where they placed 2nd overall in the Distance 2 Fleet. A fiercely competitive and capable skipper, Creaser and crew won the overall 2019 Distance 2 title.
Chester Yacht Club
Chester Yacht Club5 days ago

Chester Race Week 2019: Day 2 Wilsons Drone Video

Chester Yacht Club
Sky Sailing Studios
Another great day on the water at Helly Hansen Chester Race Week. Video presented by Wilson. Chester Race Week 2019: Day 2 Wilsons Drone Video
Chester Yacht Club
Chester Yacht Club6 days ago

Chester Race Week 2019: Day 1 Wilsons Drone Video #ChesterRaceWeek, #CRW2019 #Wilsons #HellyHansenChesterRaceWeek Chester Race Week

Chester Yacht Club
Sky Sailing Studios
We had the pleasure of capturing some of the highlights from Day 1 of Chester Race Week! Chester Race Week 2019: Day 1 Wilsons Drone Video
Chester Yacht Club
Chester Yacht Club6 days ago

The 101st edition of Chester Race Week is off to a great start. I was pleased to participate in the Opening Ceremonies yesterday and wish ‘Fair Winds’ to the competitors.

The Helly Hansen Chester Race Week is North America’s largest annual keel...

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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 the CYC Nominating Committee

Dear Members of Chester Yacht Club,

The Nominating Committee is pleased to announce the slate of nominees for the Executive Officers and members of the Long Range Planning Committee, as follows:

Executive Committee

Commodore                     David Creighton

Vice Commodore            Jennifer Chandler

Rear Commodore            Sean Pearce

Secretary Treasurer        Lara Parsons (returning)

Past Commodore             Thane MacDonald

Long Range Planning Committee

New Nominees

Reg Gooday

Malcolm Fraser

Another member to be nominated from the floor

Members completing Two Year Terms (your vote not required)

Art Backman

Sara Filbee

Janice Anderson

We will present this slate for your vote at the Annual General Meeting on August 28, 2019.

Please join us in expressing appreciation of these members who have volunteered to accept the responsibilities of running CYC and steering its long range direction.

Regards,

Gillian Reid (Chair Nominating Committee), Stephen Flinn, Barb Grigsby

Outer Island Start Times:

2019 Out Island Cup Start Times

 

Rating Time
   
267 11:15:34 AM
225 11:30:00 AM
183 11:44:34 AM
180 11:45:36 AM
174 11:47:41 AM
171 11:48:43 AM
162 11:51:50 AM
150 11:57:00 AM
144 11:59:05 AM
132 12:03:15 PM
126 12:05:20 PM
123 12:06:22 PM
117 12:08:27 PM
114 12:09:29 PM
105 12:12:36 PM
102 12:13:38 PM
99 12:14:41 PM
96 12:15:43 PM
87 12:18:50 PM
72 12:25:02 PM
69 12:26:04 PM
51 12:32:28 PM
48 12:33:30 PM
33 12:38:46 PM
30 12:39:48 PM

 

 

Commodore Dinner and Dance – Friday August 9

Reserve your tickets now for Commodore Dinner Dance on Friday August 9

email cycmanager@chesteryachtclub.ca to reserve

Cocktails 6pm  /  Dinner  7pm  /  Dance by DJ Sunny  8:30pm to midnight

Chef Tom Connors and team will be catering

Please let us know your choices when booking

Choice of Main: Rack of Lamb with Dijon Panko Crust & rosemary/raspberry reduction or Haddock Supreme with crab stuffing topped with lobster sauce

Choice of Starter: Caesar or Spinach Salad with mango orange dressing

Choice of Dessert: Triple Chocolate Mousse or Gluten Free Chocolate Cake with salted caramel sauce

Commodore's Dinner - Tim Harris Photograhpher 2017

Get your tickets early!

$65/person + hst until July 26

$75/person + hst from July 27 to August 2

Catering team needs to know numbers on August 2

Canada Day at Chester Yacht Club

Monday July 1st:  Start your Canada Day celebrations by coming to the club for complimentary coffee and muffins at the club at 0900 until gone…..


Canada Day On-Water Scavenger Hunt Challenge starts at 0930

Be at the Dock at 9:15am to Register Or register early at the CYC bar
Registration Form at the Bar or click here for Canada Day Scavenger Hunt Registration Form
Are you up for the challenge?

Teams must be back at the club at 1130
Canada Day Scavenger Hunt RULES


Legion Trophy Race  A & B   1330 Start


Canada Day BBQ
BBQ’s will be fired up and ready to go at 1700
BBQ – Includes Salads, Rolls, and Birthday Cake, Garrison draft or glass of house wine.
Free Hot Dogs for the kids (under age of 12).

Steak BBQ to ONLY those who have reservations
CYC provides 8oz New York Striploins & members BBQ their own steaks.  
Steak BBQ $25.00 –  Reservations required!
RESERVE your ticket at the BAR or by return email  by  Wednesday, June 26th
Those who do NOT have reservation there will hamburger BBQ with salads & Canada Day birthday cake available $15.00


Canada Day Chester Harbour Parade of Lights
Monday, July 1 at dusk
Click here for:  Parade of Lights Registration Form & Information 2019
Decorate your boat using lights, flags, flash lights and any Canada Day decor.
Be as creative as possible!
Or
Plan to Come to CYC to watch the parade from the club

Community FIREWORKS!! on the water at Dusk

 


CYC Adult Sailing Lessons

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

Facebook Feed

Chester Yacht Club
Chester Yacht Club3 days ago

Special feature: Wilsons Drone Video Host Lisa Ross interviews veteran champion Larry Creaser of Lunenburg on his second year of sailing since multiple sclerosis forced him out seven years ago. His sons, Mark and Glen, joined his crew for the first time aboard his aptly...

Chester Yacht Club
Chester Race Week
Special feature: Wilsons Drone Video Host Lisa Ross interviews veteran champion Larry Creaser of Lunenburg on his second year of sailing since multiple sclerosis forced him out seven years ago. His sons, Mark and Glen, joined his crew for the first time aboard his aptly named J/100, "Young Blood", in 2018 where they placed 2nd overall in the Distance 2 Fleet. A fiercely competitive and capable skipper, Creaser and crew won the overall 2019 Distance 2 title.
Chester Yacht Club
Chester Yacht Club5 days ago

Chester Race Week 2019: Day 2 Wilsons Drone Video

Chester Yacht Club
Sky Sailing Studios
Another great day on the water at Helly Hansen Chester Race Week. Video presented by Wilson. Chester Race Week 2019: Day 2 Wilsons Drone Video
Chester Yacht Club
Chester Yacht Club6 days ago

Chester Race Week 2019: Day 1 Wilsons Drone Video #ChesterRaceWeek, #CRW2019 #Wilsons #HellyHansenChesterRaceWeek Chester Race Week

Chester Yacht Club
Sky Sailing Studios
We had the pleasure of capturing some of the highlights from Day 1 of Chester Race Week! Chester Race Week 2019: Day 1 Wilsons Drone Video
Chester Yacht Club
Chester Yacht Club6 days ago

The 101st edition of Chester Race Week is off to a great start. I was pleased to participate in the Opening Ceremonies yesterday and wish ‘Fair Winds’ to the competitors.

The Helly Hansen Chester Race Week is North America’s largest annual keel...

LOAD MORE

CALENDAR