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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

Chester Yacht Club – Covid-19 Update

To all members of the Chester Yacht Club:

The current Covid-19 crisis represents unchartered waters for everyone.  The Executive and Staff at the Chester Yacht continue to monitor this evolving situation and the impact it will have on the summer season ahead. 

The health and safety of all our members and staff is of course the greatest importance.

In light of the uncertainty our current expectation, as a signal to those looking ahead, is that the floats and moorings are to be deployed as usual and preparations are underway for Club races to run as scheduled.  

It is fair; however, to expect other aspects around the club including bar service, BBQs, and other socials to change in accordance to provincial and federal government guidance.

Planning for the summer’s Junior Sailing program and Chester Race Week also continues at this time; although we’re maintaining flexibility on commitments where we can as this is a very dynamic situation.

We will continue to monitor the Covid-19 crisis. Rest assured we will act prudently in the interest of health and safety of everyone as the situation evolves and communicate further updates regularly. 

We will all weather this storm.

On behalf of the Executive and Staff of Chester Yacht Club…

Jennifer Chandler, Vice Commodore

COVID-19 Update – Winter Potlucks Cancelled until further notice

CYC Membership:

The staff and executive over the past week has fielded a number of questions with respect to concerns centered on the growing spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Canada and beyond. 

I am sure you have all been inundated with the news and guidance provided on keeping healthy, safe, and reducing the risk of both exposure as well as transmission.  While currently there are no official cases (at this time) registered in Nova Scotia we all acknowledge that we will not go without impact over the coming weeks. 

March break is just ahead; many are making, or have just taken, their yearly winter vacations to other areas in Canada, the US, and abroad; many of these areas representing areas of significant impact.

We expect that those traveling are following the guidance of Nova Scotia’s Public Health Authorities to self-quarantine on return; regardless of symptoms given symptoms often take up to a week or more to become symptomatic during which time virus transmission to others is possible.

A number of local organizations are now canceling group events and gatherings to further prevent the potential spread of undiagnosed infections. 

CYC; in the best interest of our membership and the community at large, will also be canceling our off-season potluck schedule until further notice. 

This was not an easy decision as I am sure many of you, including myself, look forward to the opportunity for the occasional evening out socially during this off-season period. However; this is the prudent choice to take at this time.

We ask our membership to follow the guidance of Nova Scotia’s Public Health Authorities to reduce your risk of infection:

  • Clean hands frequently with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water
  • Cover nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing with tissue or flexed elbow
  • Avoid close contact (1 metre or 3 feet) with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms
  • If you feel that you might be exhibiting symptoms reach out to (Nova Scotia residents) 8-1-1 for further guidance and screening advice before heading directly to a clinic

Everyone please take care!

On behalf of the CYC Executive and Staff

Jennifer Chandler, CYC Vice Commodore


Chester Race Week 2020 | August 12 - 15, 2020

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 Club2 days ago

To all members of the Chester Yacht Club:

The current Covid-19 crisis represents unchartered waters for everyone. The Executive and Staff at the Chester Yacht Club continue to monitor this evolving situation and the impact it will have on the summer season...

Chester Yacht Club
Chester Yacht Club7 days ago

Fresh from the oven bread just put on the shelf at Spidles' Your Independent Grocer in Chester . With the Seaport Market cancelled , I’ve got an extra 300-400 loaves . So please stock up !! Sorry it was too hot to slice .

Chester Yacht Club
Chester Yacht Club7 days ago

Chester’s will be all stocked up with Julien’s bread in the morning! Sourdough ryes, olive rosemary, baguettes, multigrain, crusty pavé and more. The Seaport market is closed, their loss is our gain! We’ll even open up a bit earlier than normal for the early birds....

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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

Chester Yacht Club – Covid-19 Update

To all members of the Chester Yacht Club:

The current Covid-19 crisis represents unchartered waters for everyone.  The Executive and Staff at the Chester Yacht continue to monitor this evolving situation and the impact it will have on the summer season ahead. 

The health and safety of all our members and staff is of course the greatest importance.

In light of the uncertainty our current expectation, as a signal to those looking ahead, is that the floats and moorings are to be deployed as usual and preparations are underway for Club races to run as scheduled.  

It is fair; however, to expect other aspects around the club including bar service, BBQs, and other socials to change in accordance to provincial and federal government guidance.

Planning for the summer’s Junior Sailing program and Chester Race Week also continues at this time; although we’re maintaining flexibility on commitments where we can as this is a very dynamic situation.

We will continue to monitor the Covid-19 crisis. Rest assured we will act prudently in the interest of health and safety of everyone as the situation evolves and communicate further updates regularly. 

We will all weather this storm.

On behalf of the Executive and Staff of Chester Yacht Club…

Jennifer Chandler, Vice Commodore

COVID-19 Update – Winter Potlucks Cancelled until further notice

CYC Membership:

The staff and executive over the past week has fielded a number of questions with respect to concerns centered on the growing spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Canada and beyond. 

I am sure you have all been inundated with the news and guidance provided on keeping healthy, safe, and reducing the risk of both exposure as well as transmission.  While currently there are no official cases (at this time) registered in Nova Scotia we all acknowledge that we will not go without impact over the coming weeks. 

March break is just ahead; many are making, or have just taken, their yearly winter vacations to other areas in Canada, the US, and abroad; many of these areas representing areas of significant impact.

We expect that those traveling are following the guidance of Nova Scotia’s Public Health Authorities to self-quarantine on return; regardless of symptoms given symptoms often take up to a week or more to become symptomatic during which time virus transmission to others is possible.

A number of local organizations are now canceling group events and gatherings to further prevent the potential spread of undiagnosed infections. 

CYC; in the best interest of our membership and the community at large, will also be canceling our off-season potluck schedule until further notice. 

This was not an easy decision as I am sure many of you, including myself, look forward to the opportunity for the occasional evening out socially during this off-season period. However; this is the prudent choice to take at this time.

We ask our membership to follow the guidance of Nova Scotia’s Public Health Authorities to reduce your risk of infection:

  • Clean hands frequently with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water
  • Cover nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing with tissue or flexed elbow
  • Avoid close contact (1 metre or 3 feet) with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms
  • If you feel that you might be exhibiting symptoms reach out to (Nova Scotia residents) 8-1-1 for further guidance and screening advice before heading directly to a clinic

Everyone please take care!

On behalf of the CYC Executive and Staff

Jennifer Chandler, CYC Vice Commodore


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

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Chester Yacht Club
Chester Yacht Club2 days ago

To all members of the Chester Yacht Club:

The current Covid-19 crisis represents unchartered waters for everyone. The Executive and Staff at the Chester Yacht Club continue to monitor this evolving situation and the impact it will have on the summer season...

Chester Yacht Club
Chester Yacht Club7 days ago

Fresh from the oven bread just put on the shelf at Spidles' Your Independent Grocer in Chester . With the Seaport Market cancelled , I’ve got an extra 300-400 loaves . So please stock up !! Sorry it was too hot to slice .

Chester Yacht Club
Chester Yacht Club7 days ago

Chester’s will be all stocked up with Julien’s bread in the morning! Sourdough ryes, olive rosemary, baguettes, multigrain, crusty pavé and more. The Seaport market is closed, their loss is our gain! We’ll even open up a bit earlier than normal for the early birds....

LOAD MORE

CALENDAR