Welcome to the Chester Yacht Club

Chester Yacht Club | Chester, NS

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

Racing Rules Seminar – Wednesday, May 25

Save the Date: Racing Rules Seminar on Wednesday, May 25 at Chester Yacht Club

Seminar will include:

  • basics of understanding the Racing Rules of Sailing
  • how to read the Rule Book to best find the rules that apply to your situations on the water
  • how to fill out a Protest Form
  • what to expect in the Protest Room
  • peak into how jury decisions are made
Zoom Link details:

Topic: Chester Yacht Club Racing Rules Seminar
Time: May 25, 2022 06:00 PM Atlantic Time (Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86249137739?pwd=XOG7CNNf1yaN-osxMM6rEGYxkaYf3w.1

Meeting ID: 862 4913 7739
Passcode: 35249

PORTSMOUTH event – Saturday, June 25

Portsmouth is the best way to engage sailors who do not usually compete, do not have a large keelboat or have a boat that does not typical fit the stereotype. This event format creates a more inclusive opportunity to get ALL boats and ALL sailors to participate together in an event on the water. Portsmouth was at first used primarily for smaller keelboats and dinghies but the formula is now widely used for all types of boats. Many local yachts clubs are adopting this format and the CYC Race Management team believes it is worth offering to our members in Chester.

For example, Bluenoses, J44s, C&C 41s, IODs, J24s , J29s, 420s, Optis and skiffs (etc, etc, etc) on the same race course. Also, this presents another great opportunity to introduce and mix the juniors into fleet racing.

This will be a joint effort between sail training fleet and handicap fleet. The purpose is to engage as many participants as possible from across the entire CYC membership, including those that primarily enjoy cruising. CYC Sail Training has a list of highly successful international competitive sailors that will join in on this Portsmouth event, giving club members the opportunity to sail against Olympian’s and world champs. Remember, this event is all about participating and giving our membership and opportunity to have a fun afternoon. Anything beyond that is a bonus. So get that bottom painted, bend on the main and get ready for some fun on June 25th.

Portsmouth – WiKi

 



Chester Race Week | Future Dates


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

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Chester Yacht Club
Chester Yacht Club3 days ago

Looong Weekend Forecast: Chance of SAILING!
We hope everyone is having a wonderful Victoria Day weekend!
Official Beginning of SUMMER
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#beginningofsummer #FêtedelaReine

Chester Yacht Club
Chester Yacht Club4 days ago

Helly Hansen Chester Race Week 2022 and Event Partner Wilsons Heating] recognizes some of the great volunteers that will keep Chester Race Week going this year.
Sean Pearce is Rear Commodore of the Chester Yacht Club, a Bluenose Class competitor, a Helly Hansen Chester...

Chester Yacht Club
Chester Yacht Club6 days ago

Who's getting excited for sailing and boating season?? ⛵️🚣‍♀️🛶🚤🛥
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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.


Coming UP at the CYC


CYC NEWS

Racing Rules Seminar – Wednesday, May 25

Save the Date: Racing Rules Seminar on Wednesday, May 25 at Chester Yacht Club

Seminar will include:

  • basics of understanding the Racing Rules of Sailing
  • how to read the Rule Book to best find the rules that apply to your situations on the water
  • how to fill out a Protest Form
  • what to expect in the Protest Room
  • peak into how jury decisions are made
Zoom Link details:

Topic: Chester Yacht Club Racing Rules Seminar
Time: May 25, 2022 06:00 PM Atlantic Time (Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86249137739?pwd=XOG7CNNf1yaN-osxMM6rEGYxkaYf3w.1

Meeting ID: 862 4913 7739
Passcode: 35249

PORTSMOUTH event – Saturday, June 25

Portsmouth is the best way to engage sailors who do not usually compete, do not have a large keelboat or have a boat that does not typical fit the stereotype. This event format creates a more inclusive opportunity to get ALL boats and ALL sailors to participate together in an event on the water. Portsmouth was at first used primarily for smaller keelboats and dinghies but the formula is now widely used for all types of boats. Many local yachts clubs are adopting this format and the CYC Race Management team believes it is worth offering to our members in Chester.

For example, Bluenoses, J44s, C&C 41s, IODs, J24s , J29s, 420s, Optis and skiffs (etc, etc, etc) on the same race course. Also, this presents another great opportunity to introduce and mix the juniors into fleet racing.

This will be a joint effort between sail training fleet and handicap fleet. The purpose is to engage as many participants as possible from across the entire CYC membership, including those that primarily enjoy cruising. CYC Sail Training has a list of highly successful international competitive sailors that will join in on this Portsmouth event, giving club members the opportunity to sail against Olympian’s and world champs. Remember, this event is all about participating and giving our membership and opportunity to have a fun afternoon. Anything beyond that is a bonus. So get that bottom painted, bend on the main and get ready for some fun on June 25th.

Portsmouth – WiKi

 


CYC Adult Sailing Lessons

Chester Race Week | August 11 to 14, 2021

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

Looong Weekend Forecast: Chance of SAILING!
We hope everyone is having a wonderful Victoria Day weekend!
Official Beginning of SUMMER
#victoriadayweekend #enjoycanada #QueenVictoria
#beginningofsummer #FêtedelaReine

Chester Yacht Club
Chester Yacht Club4 days ago

Helly Hansen Chester Race Week 2022 and Event Partner Wilsons Heating] recognizes some of the great volunteers that will keep Chester Race Week going this year.
Sean Pearce is Rear Commodore of the Chester Yacht Club, a Bluenose Class competitor, a Helly Hansen Chester...

Chester Yacht Club
Chester Yacht Club6 days ago

Who's getting excited for sailing and boating season?? ⛵️🚣‍♀️🛶🚤🛥
#SoClose #chesteryachtclub #sailing #boating
#chesterns #chesternovascotia #sailingracing #cruising

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