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Day 1 boasts “Champagne” conditions, competitive fleets – 25 new skippers

CHESTER, NOVA SCOTIA (August 15, 2018) – The fog lifted and winds picked up just in time for 121 boats to start their races and kick off Chester Race Week 2018 in excellent form. Twenty five new skippers registered this year and boats came from as far away as Germany, New England, Ontario and Quebec which is a great bellwether for the future of keel boat racing. Many of the one design fleets were larger and more competitive than ever, especially the Bluenose class.