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Good start for Chester Race Week

Published on August 16th, 2017

Chester, NS (August 16, 2017) – Sailors and sailing enthusiasts from as far away as New Zealand, London (UK), Vancouver, Palm Beach (FL) and Rhode Island mixed with salts from across the Eastern Seaboard today in the village of Chester, Nova Scotia, Canada, to kick off Chester Race Week 2017.

One hundred and nineteen boats skippered and crewed by Olympians, international regatta champions and sailing enthusiasts of all levels – including first-timers – enjoyed a sunny day with light wind and flat seas.

“We travel to Chester Race Week every year because of the world-class competitors, the amazing sailing conditions, and the fun – we think we got a top-5 finish today,” said Vancouver-based Drew Mitchell, skipper of the Bluenose Class Feather, on loan for Race Week from Carlisle Norwood.

Drew grew up sailing in Lunenburg, has sailed in Russia and across the Pacific, and now lives in Vancouver, where he leads operations for North Sails. He is racing with his brother Karl Mitchell and Brian Trubovich, a friend who flew to Chester from Auckland, New Zealand, specifically for Chester Race Week.

“Sailing Chester Race Week is a fun tradition. As a sailmaker, most of my sailing is with customers, so it’s a real treat to be able to sail with my brother and friends in my home waters.”

Drew’s brother Karl met Brian sailing at the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron.

“I also met Chester’s Victoria Dimmick and some friends in Auckland where they crewed on my Ross 35,” the seasoned Kiwi sailor said on the deck of the Chester Yacht Club. “When Victoria heard I was heading to a regatta in Spain this fall, she invited me to make a detour to Chester Race Week. I like race weeks – lots of short, tactical, competitive races with lots of land-based fun. It’s been fabulous – great conditions, beautiful islands – my photos are making my mates at home very jealous.”

Chester Race Week 2017 edition provides four days of racing on August 16 to 19 in the picturesque and historic seaside Village of Chester, Nova Scotia.

Event informationRace detailsResultsEntry list

Day One Results

J 24 (One Design – 4 Boats)
HypeWave, J 24 24, Chris Veinot , Halifax, NS, CAN – 2 -1 -1 ; 4
Codfather, J24, Caroline Muselet , Tantallon, Nova Scotia, CAN – 3 -2 -2 ; 7
Barely Legal, J/24 24, Jonathan Reid , Halifax, NS, CAN – 1 -4 -3 ; 8

J 70 (One Design – 3 Boats)
Joyridin’, J 70 22.75, Graeme Carr , Charlottetown, PE, CAN – 1 -2 -1 ; 4
Point Eight, J 70 7 meters, Peggy Bethune , Charlottetown, PE, CAN – 3 -1 -3 ; 7
SeaYa, J 70 22.75, Kim Gibson , Fredericton, NB, CAN – 2 -3 -2 ; 7

Sonar (One Design – 11 Boats)
Franny Jean, Sonar 24, John Campbell , Chester Basin, NS, CAN – 1 -1 -1 ; 3
PING, Sonar 23, Andreas Josenhans , Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, CAN – 4 -2 -2 ; 8
ShoreEast, Sonar 22, Jonathan Ladha , Halifax, NS, USA – 2 -3 -3 ; 8

Farr 30 (One Design – 6 Boats)
Farr 2 Tangley, Farr 30 30, Peter/Jon Toombs/Ross , Charlottetown, PEI, CAN – 1 -1 -5 ; 7
Ocean Yachts Sales One More Time, Farr 30 30, Rob Gale/ Ed Steeves , Halifax, NS, CAN – 3 -3 -2 ; 8
Goose, Farr 30 30, Ben Maloney , Bedford, NS, CAN – 5 -5 -1 ; 11

Bluenose (One Design – 22 Boats)
dark ‘n stormy, Bluenose 23’-6, David /jacob Mosher/saunders , Chester, Nova Scotia, CAN – 1 -2 -1 ; 4
Rebel, Bluenose 23, Thomas/Erik Murphy/koppernaes , Chester, NS, USA – 4 -1 -3 ; 8
Wahoo, Bluenose 23′, Henry/Max Demone/Flinn , Chester, NS, CAN – 3 -6 -4 ; 13

International One Design (One Design – 8 Boats)
Restless, IOD 33′, Ted Murphy , Halifax, Nova Scotia, CAN – 1 -1 -4 ; 6
Bella, IOD 33, Oliver Dix , London, Greater London, GBR – 3 -3 -1 ; 7
Piper, IOD 33, Shawn Mulrooney , Chester Basin, Nova Scotia, CAN – 2 -5 -2 ; 9

Alpha 1 (PHRF_ToT – 8 Boats)
Agincourt, N/M 43CR 42.9, Bob Cragg , Chester, NS, CAN – 2 -2 ; 4
Brilliance, J 120 40, Richard Calder , Dartmouth, NS, CAN – 5 -1 ; 6
Deviation, J 120 40, Stu McCrea , Halifax, NS, CAN – 3 -4 ; 7

Alpha 2 (PHRF_ToT – 9 Boats)
J Hawk, J 35 35, Thane MacDonald , Chester, NS, CAN – 3 -1 ; 4
HELOC, J 35 35, Andrew Childs , Halifax, NS, CAN – 2 -3 ; 5
Flying V, Viper 830 27, Ian MacKillop , Halifax, NS, Can – 1 -7 ; 8

Alpha 3 (PHRF_ToT – 8 Boats)

DogParty, J-100 32, terry mckenna , charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CAN – 2 -1 ; 3
Poohsticks, J 92 30, Colin Mann , Lunenburg, NS, CAN – 1 -2 ; 3
Agent 99, C&C 99 33, Rob Crutcher , Bedford, NS, CAN – 4 -3 ; 7

Bravo 1 (PHRF_ToT – 16 Boats)
Gersemi, Viking 33 33, Paul Bezanson , Halifax, NS, CAN – 1 -1 ; 2
I Sea U, S2 7.9 26, Claudio Martin , London, Ont, CAN – 2 -3 ; 5
Just Add Water, J 30 30, Jesleine Baker , Halifax, NS, CAN – 7 -2 ; 9

Bravo 2 (PHRF_ToT – 8 Boats)
Rumblefish, J29 29.5, Scott Covey , Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia, CAN – 4 -1 ; 5
Head Games, J 29 29.5, TERRY Schnare , Chester Basin, NS, CAN – 1 -4 ; 5
painkiller, J29 29.5, jane filbee , halifax, nova scotia, can – 3 -2 ; 5

Classics (PHRF_ToT – 7 Boats)
Seneca, Classic 48, David Creighton , Chester, NS, USA – 1 ; 1
Virginia, Universal Q 44, John W Jr Wurts , Chester, NS, CAN – 2 ; 2
7887, Star 22, John Hokanson , West Palm Beach, FL, USA – 3 ; 3

Delta (PHRF_ToT – 9 Boats)
To’Mater3, CC25 25, Warren Webber , Bridgewater, NS, CAN – 1 ; 1
pursuit, custom peterson 46 46, bob belliveau , chester, CAN – 2 ; 2
Wandrian , Taylor 41 41, Bill Tucker , Halifax, NS, CAN – 3 ; 3

Source: CRW

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