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Post mayhem at Chester Race Week

Published on August 18th, 2017

Chester, NS (August 18, 2017) – After high winds gusted 25+ knots yesterday, Chester Race Week sailors gathered at the Chester Yacht Club (CYC) this morning to share stories, lick wounds and compare notes on the previous day.

The Bluenose fleet started early and were able to add three extra races for a total of six, completely recovering after all three races were cancelled yesterday. The 22-boat fleet could be seen from the CYC, packed with visitors, as the 24-foot sloops tacked across Chester’s picturesque front harbour.

“After yesterday’s mayhem, today’s conditions were perfect for keel boat racing with flat seas with winds building from five to nine knots for Alpha fleet’s first race of four miles, then 10 to 12 knots that stretched the race 2 to six miles – Mahone Bay is beautiful and reliable,” said Alpha course Race Officer Ken Legler of Medford, Massachusetts, who coaches the Tufts University Sailing Team during the school year.

See Day 3 drone footage here.

“As a result, we had really good starts, close racing and close finish times, which, for me as a fan, means great racing,” the five-year veteran Chester Race Week race officer added.

Musicians, pop-up shops, art lessons, winery samplings and food trucks were arrayed on the CYC grounds Friday afternoon for the Party on the Deck, a series of attractions designed for non-sailing Chester villagers and visitors.

“Chester Race week is a major national event and we want it to be accessible and fun for everyone, even for those not sailing,” said Cynthia Spraggs, chair of Chester Race Week 2017 land operations. “The Party on the Deck draws people looking to watch the races from shore, enjoy great food, music, shopping, and be part of the festive Chester Race Week summer buzz in this beautiful Mahone Bay setting.”

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 Three Results

J 24 (One Design – 4 Boats)
HypeWave, J 24 24, Chris Veinot , Halifax, NS, CAN – [2] -2 -1 -2 -1 -1 -1 -2 -2 ; 12
Barely Legal, J/24 24, Jonathan Reid , Halifax, NS, CAN – 1 -1 -[3] -1 -2 -2 -2 -3 -1 ; 13
Codfather, J24, Caroline Muselet , Tantallon, Nova Scotia, CAN – 3 -3 -2 -[5] -3 -3 -4 -1 -3 ; 22

J 70 (One Design – 3 Boats)
Joyridin’, J 70 22.75, Graeme Carr , Charlottetown, PE, CAN – [1] -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 ; 8
SeaYa, J 70 22.75, Kim Gibson , Fredericton, NB, CAN – 2 -[4] -2 -2 -2 -2 -2 -2 -2 ; 16
Point Eight, J 70 7 meters, Peggy Bethune , Charlottetown, PE, CAN – 3 -2 -3 -[4] -4 -4 -3 -3 -3 ; 25

Sonar (One Design – 11 Boats)
PING, Sonar 23, Andreas Josenhans , Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, CAN – 4 -2 -2 -3 -1 -3 -[5] -1 -1 ; 17
Barbarian, Sonar 23, Rob Barbara , Halifax, NS, CAN – 1 -1 -1 -2 -2 -[12] -4 -7 -3 ; 21
ShoreEast, Sonar 22, Jonathan Ladha , Halifax, NS, USA – 2 -3 -3 -1 -[6] -1 -3 -4 -4 ; 21

Farr 30 (One Design – 6 Boats)
Farr 2 Tangley, Farr 30 30, Peter/Jon Toombs/Ross , Charlottetown, PEI, CAN – 1 -1 -[5] -3 -1 -1 ; 7
Ocean Yachts Sales One More Time, Farr 30 30, Rob Gale/ Ed Steeves , Halifax, NS, CAN – 3 -3 -2 -1 -[4] -2 ; 11
The Red Boat, Farr 30 30, Chris Gilmore , Saint John, NB, CAN – 4 -2 -[6] -4 -2 -4 ; 16

Bluenose (One Design – 22 Boats)
dark ‘n stormy, Bluenose 23’-6, David /jacob Mosher/saunders , Chester, Nova Scotia, CAN – 1 -2 -1 -6 -[11] -6 -1 -2 -5 ; 24
Rebel, Bluenose 23, Thomas/Erik Murphy/koppernaes , Chester, NS, USA – 4 -1 -3 -3 -[18] -8 -7 -1 -7 ; 34
Feather , Bluenose 23, Karl Mitchell , Halifax, Nova Scotia, CAN – 5 -7 -2 -4 -4 -[11] -3 -7 -3 ; 35

International One Design (One Design – 8 Boats)
Restless, IOD 33′, Ted Murphy , Halifax, Nova Scotia, CAN – 1 -1 -[4] -2 -4 -3 -2 ; 13
Bella, IOD 33, Oliver Dix , London, Greater London, GBR – 3 -3 -1 -[9] -2 -2 -3 ; 14
Squall, IOD 33, Peter Wickwire , Halifax, Nova Scotia, CAN – 5 -2 -3 -[9] -6 -1 -1 ; 18

Alpha 1 (PHRF_ToT – 8 Boats)
Deviation, J 120 40, Stu McCrea , Halifax, NS, CAN – 3 -4 -[9] -2 -1 ; 10
Chaos, Farr 395 39.5, Mark Gosine , Halifax, NS , CAN – 1 -[8] -4 -1 -5 ; 11
Agincourt, N/M 43CR 42.9, Bob Cragg , Chester, NS, CAN – 2 -2 -[6] -4 -3 ; 11

Alpha 2 (PHRF_ToT – 9 Boats)
HELOC, J 35 35, Andrew Childs , Halifax, NS, CAN – 2 -3 -2 -[6] -2 ; 9
J Hawk, J 35 35, Thane MacDonald , Chester, NS, CAN – 3 -1 -5 -[8] -3 ; 12
MacIntosh, Custom Cartwright 44, Durk Steigenga , Hubbards, NS, CAN – [6] -2 -3 -3 -4 ; 12

Alpha 3 (PHRF_ToT – 8 Boats)
DogParty, J-100 32, terry mckenna , charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CAN – 2 -1 -[4] -1 -1 ; 5
Poohsticks, J 92 30, Colin Mann , Lunenburg, NS, CAN – 1 -[2] -1 -2 -2 ; 6
Agent 99, C&C 99 33, Rob Crutcher , Bedford, NS, CAN – 4 -3 -[9] -4 -3 ; 14

Bravo 1 (PHRF_ToT – 16 Boats)
I Sea U, S2 7.9 26, Claudio Martin , London, Ont, CAN – 2 -3 -[10] -1 -3 ; 9
Gersemi, Viking 33 33, Paul Bezanson , Halifax, NS, CAN – 1 -1 -[17] -9 -2 ; 13
Just Add Water, J 30 30, Jesleine Baker , Halifax, NS, CAN – [7] -2 -5 -5 -1 ; 13

Bravo 2 (PHRF_ToT – 8 Boats)
Rumblefish, J29 29.5, Scott Covey , Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia, CAN – [4] -1 -1 -1 -2 ; 5
Paradigm Shift, J 29 29, Don Williams , Halifax, NS, CAN – 2 -[6] -3 -5 -1 ; 11
Head Games, J 29 29.5, TERRY Schnare , Chester Basin, NS, CAN – 1 -4 -[9] -2 -6 ; 13

Classics (PHRF_ToT – 7 Boats)
7887, Star 22, John Hokanson , West Palm Beach, FL, USA – 2 -2 -2 ; 6
Virginia, Universal Q 44, John W Jr Wurts , Chester, NS, CAN – 1 -8 -1 ; 10
Tempus Fugit, Alberg 37 37, David McVay , Markham, Ont, CAN – 5 -1 -5 ; 11

Delta (PHRF_ToT – 9 Boats)
To’Mater3, CC25 25, Warren Webber , Bridgewater, NS, CAN – 1 -3 -3 ; 7
Mischief, C&C 40 40, Jeff Costwell , Head of St Margarets Bay, NS, can – 4 -1 -4 ; 9
Patience, Nonsuch 30 Ultra 30, Bruce Flinn , Halifax, NS, CAN – 5 -2 -6 ; 13

Source: CRW

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