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

2022 AGM Update

CYC Annual General Meeting Update
The following CYC Executive Officers for 2022-24 were elected at the Annual General Meeting held Wednesday, August 24 at the clubhouse:
  • Commodore – Jennifer Chandler
  • Rear Commodore – Dave Tzagarakis
  • Vice Commodore – Heather McGuire

The new executive officers term begins October 1, 2022.

Secretary Treasurer – Stewart Creaser is entering his 2nd year of his 1st term.

Long Range Planning Committee
Returning to CYC’s LRPC:

  • Reg Goodday
  • Malcolm Fraser
  • Ross Romney
  • Lois Dyer
  • Paul Dyer

New Members of LRPC:

  • Henry Demone
2022 AGM minutes will be posted on CYC website.

And That’s A Wrap!

Our annual Chester Race Week is a wrap!

Under the direction of our On-Water Chair Pat Nelder and PRO Dan Conrod we ran 77 races for 117 boats!

See the RESULTS here!

Congrats to all competitors!  It was brilliant to have all the competitors and old friends come together again on the water and off.

There are so many people and organizations to THANK for making our regatta a success. It takes a community that includes the competitors, race committee and officials, volunteers, our sponsor partners, CYC staff and the Village of Chester.

Thanks to ALL of our Sponsors, especially our title sponsor Helly Hansen and our platinum sponsors Engel and Völkers, ALL EV-Steele Auto Group and The Moorings/Sunsail.

The contribution from all our volunteers was immense! Our regatta event would not be possible without the hard-working and dedicated volunteers whose generosity allows the sailors and spectators alike to come enjoy our regatta.

Thank you to all the volunteers who donate their time to Helly Hansen Chester Race Week for on-water operations and on-land operations that make our special event ‘one of the largest keelboat regattas in Canada.’  Our sincerest gratitude and appreciation for all of the volunteer efforts!

We look forward to next year!

SAVE THE DATE for Helly Hansen Chester Race Week 2023: August 16 – 19!



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
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🏆 2023 Award Winners 🏆

JC Dimick Cup (Most Improved Sailor for July and August), Victoria Carroll

Congrats Tor 🎉🥳




(Awards are based on results and/or...

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Chester Yacht Club14 hours ago

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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.


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CYC NEWS

2022 AGM Update

CYC Annual General Meeting Update
The following CYC Executive Officers for 2022-24 were elected at the Annual General Meeting held Wednesday, August 24 at the clubhouse:
  • Commodore – Jennifer Chandler
  • Rear Commodore – Dave Tzagarakis
  • Vice Commodore – Heather McGuire

The new executive officers term begins October 1, 2022.

Secretary Treasurer – Stewart Creaser is entering his 2nd year of his 1st term.

Long Range Planning Committee
Returning to CYC’s LRPC:

  • Reg Goodday
  • Malcolm Fraser
  • Ross Romney
  • Lois Dyer
  • Paul Dyer

New Members of LRPC:

  • Henry Demone
2022 AGM minutes will be posted on CYC website.

And That’s A Wrap!

Our annual Chester Race Week is a wrap!

Under the direction of our On-Water Chair Pat Nelder and PRO Dan Conrod we ran 77 races for 117 boats!

See the RESULTS here!

Congrats to all competitors!  It was brilliant to have all the competitors and old friends come together again on the water and off.

There are so many people and organizations to THANK for making our regatta a success. It takes a community that includes the competitors, race committee and officials, volunteers, our sponsor partners, CYC staff and the Village of Chester.

Thanks to ALL of our Sponsors, especially our title sponsor Helly Hansen and our platinum sponsors Engel and Völkers, ALL EV-Steele Auto Group and The Moorings/Sunsail.

The contribution from all our volunteers was immense! Our regatta event would not be possible without the hard-working and dedicated volunteers whose generosity allows the sailors and spectators alike to come enjoy our regatta.

Thank you to all the volunteers who donate their time to Helly Hansen Chester Race Week for on-water operations and on-land operations that make our special event ‘one of the largest keelboat regattas in Canada.’  Our sincerest gratitude and appreciation for all of the volunteer efforts!

We look forward to next year!

SAVE THE DATE for Helly Hansen Chester Race Week 2023: August 16 – 19!


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 Club13 hours ago

🏆 2023 Award Winners 🏆

JC Dimick Cup (Most Improved Sailor for July and August), Victoria Carroll

Congrats Tor 🎉🥳




(Awards are based on results and/or...

Chester Yacht Club
Chester Yacht Club14 hours ago

⛈ SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT / TROPICAL CYCLONE INFORMATION STATEMENT

Environment Canada has issued a Special Weather Statement and Tropical Cyclone Information Statement regarding Hurricane Fiona and its potential impact on Atlantic Canada. Lunenburg REMO will be sharing some additional information posts over...

Chester Yacht Club
Chester Yacht Club1 day ago

October 25 & 27 – 7:30pm to 10pm Hosted on Zoom Registration is $50 Register now >

Chester Yacht Club
Chester Yacht Club1 day ago

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