4 days, 4 courses, 14 fleets, 140 sailboats, 1,200 sailors – Chester Race Week 2015

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Canada’s largest keel boat regatta to welcome hard-core racers, casual cruisers, classic wooden yacht lovers & tourists

Tufts University sailing coach returns as big boat fleet race officer, cites high-calibre sailors, challenging conditions, helpful seminars and breathtaking scenery as attractions

The principal race officer of Chester Race Week – Canada’s largest (North America’s 2nd largest) annual keel boat race week marked the kick off by issuing the official Notice of Race, for skippers eager to register for the event running from August 12 to 15 in the picturesque town of Chester, Nova Scotia.

Chester Race Week 2015 (CRW), hosted by the Chester Yacht Club, boasts a race course for every skill level and boat class, daily events with live music, two food trucks, and the return of racing seminars from famed Canadian Olympian, Soling World and America’s Cup champion, Andreas Josenhans.

“Recreational sailors and hard-core, competitive racers alike love Chester Race Week because we have diverse courses in a beautiful setting, and the results are so unpredictable – we strive to make racing competitive and fun,” said Elizabeth Shaw, CRW 2015 Principal Race Officer. A Sail Canada-certified National Race Officer, Shaw has served in an elite leadership capacity with national and world sailing championships in Canada, the United States and Australia.



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