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

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays everyone!

The Executive, Flag Officers & Management of Chester Yacht Club sends Warm Wishes to you & your family for a wonderful Holiday Season and Very Best Wishes for a Happy, Healthy & Peaceful NEW YEAR!

Commodore  – Thane MacDonald
Rear Commodore – Bruce Flinn
Vice Commodore – Cynthia O’Connell
Secretary/Treasurer – Lara Parsons
Past Commodore – John Curry
Club Manager – Kim Johnson
Learn To Sail Director – Christine Santimaw
Long Range Planning Committee – Victoria McGregor, Susan Crocker, Wayne Grigsby, Art Backman, Sara Filbee & Janice Anderson
Chair Chester Race Week 2019 – Daniel MacMillan
Flag Officer Trophies – Sue McAlpine
Flag Officer Club Handicapper – Ivan Fitch

Flag Officer Membership & Social Committee – Carol Dodds
Fleet Representatives –  John & Topher Wurts (Classics); Malcolm Fraser (Bluenose); Rick Thompson (Chester IOD); Art Backman (Handicap)

We look forward to seeing you and your guests at our annual
CYC New Year’s Day Levée to welcome in the New Year
with our usual offerings of Eggnog & seafood chowder!

Tuesday, January 1st, 2019  1pm to 4pm

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



Helly Hansen Chester Race Week 2019 Ad

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 Club3 hours ago

The 'High Tide’ with its yellow hull is very much missed now that she is no longer moored in front of the yacht club.
Anyone know where she is? Rumoured she is in Maine.

From ‘Sailors & Rattling Teacups’ by...

Chester Yacht Club
Chester Yacht Club1 day ago

CYC's brass cannon was presented to the club in 1931 by former Commodore J.K. Bartlett. It served as an official race start and finish gun for 70 years until it was finally decommissioned for safety reasons.
Benjamin Heisler joyfully shot the cannon at CYC...

Chester Yacht Club
Chester Yacht Club2 days ago

Looking back at photos from 2012 Classics Cup!
Photos by Tim Harris

#Memories2012 #ClassicsCup2012 #Throwbackclassics #GoodTimes2012

Chester Yacht Club
Chester Yacht Club3 days ago

DAY 2 Helly Hansen Chester Race Week 2018 highlights

Race Officer Elizabeth Shaw O'Toole: “It’s the best kept secret!”

Principal Race Officer Daniel Conrod explains: “very unique event in the fact that we get competitors from across Canada and...

Chester Yacht Club
Chester Race Week
Day-2 drone footage and interviews - 2018 Helly Hansen Chester Race Week - thanks Sky Sailing Studios
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CYC Webcam by Tradewinds Realty

Chester Yacht Club Webcam provided by Tradewinds Realty

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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

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays everyone!

The Executive, Flag Officers & Management of Chester Yacht Club sends Warm Wishes to you & your family for a wonderful Holiday Season and Very Best Wishes for a Happy, Healthy & Peaceful NEW YEAR!

Commodore  – Thane MacDonald
Rear Commodore – Bruce Flinn
Vice Commodore – Cynthia O’Connell
Secretary/Treasurer – Lara Parsons
Past Commodore – John Curry
Club Manager – Kim Johnson
Learn To Sail Director – Christine Santimaw
Long Range Planning Committee – Victoria McGregor, Susan Crocker, Wayne Grigsby, Art Backman, Sara Filbee & Janice Anderson
Chair Chester Race Week 2019 – Daniel MacMillan
Flag Officer Trophies – Sue McAlpine
Flag Officer Club Handicapper – Ivan Fitch

Flag Officer Membership & Social Committee – Carol Dodds
Fleet Representatives –  John & Topher Wurts (Classics); Malcolm Fraser (Bluenose); Rick Thompson (Chester IOD); Art Backman (Handicap)

We look forward to seeing you and your guests at our annual
CYC New Year’s Day Levée to welcome in the New Year
with our usual offerings of Eggnog & seafood chowder!

Tuesday, January 1st, 2019  1pm to 4pm

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


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 hours ago

The 'High Tide’ with its yellow hull is very much missed now that she is no longer moored in front of the yacht club.
Anyone know where she is? Rumoured she is in Maine.

From ‘Sailors & Rattling Teacups’ by...

Chester Yacht Club
Chester Yacht Club1 day ago

CYC's brass cannon was presented to the club in 1931 by former Commodore J.K. Bartlett. It served as an official race start and finish gun for 70 years until it was finally decommissioned for safety reasons.
Benjamin Heisler joyfully shot the cannon at CYC...

Chester Yacht Club
Chester Yacht Club2 days ago

Looking back at photos from 2012 Classics Cup!
Photos by Tim Harris

#Memories2012 #ClassicsCup2012 #Throwbackclassics #GoodTimes2012

Chester Yacht Club
Chester Yacht Club3 days ago

DAY 2 Helly Hansen Chester Race Week 2018 highlights

Race Officer Elizabeth Shaw O'Toole: “It’s the best kept secret!”

Principal Race Officer Daniel Conrod explains: “very unique event in the fact that we get competitors from across Canada and...

Chester Yacht Club
Chester Race Week
Day-2 drone footage and interviews - 2018 Helly Hansen Chester Race Week - thanks Sky Sailing Studios
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