One Design boats must hold valid class measurement certificates for their fleet and be a member of a recognized yacht club.
The Bluenose Course
Racing Windward Leeward courses within Chester Harbour.
The Chester Bluenose Fleet
The history of the Bluenose Class sloop begins in 1946 when naval architect William J. Roué designed the wooden one design. These days modifications and improvements in construction over the years reflects the needs of an evolving race fleet – dedicated to rightly maintain the one-design features of the Roué-designed Bluenose Class Sloop.
The One Design Course
Windward Leeward only, each fleet has its own start. There has to be a minimum of five boats for a fleet to race on this course.
Farr 30 Fleet
The Farr 30 was to create a state-of-the-art offshore one-design that would be fast and exciting, yet uncomplicated and economical.
The Chester IOD Fleet
The International One Design is a 33 foot sloop that is actively raced in One-Design Fleets all over the world.
The Sonar Fleet
Designed in 1979, the Sonar is a fantastic racing boat of the new millennium and its rapid growth and ISAF Recognized status assures its longevity and value for many years to come.
Proud host of the 2024 J/70 Canadians
Since its introduction in March 2012, the J/70 has quickly established itself worldwide with 900+ boats sailing in 20+ countries in 2015.
One Design on the PHRF Course
Racers on this course race some windward leeward races and some distance races.
The J/105 was the first sprit boat when it was designed by Rod Johnstone in 1990. The J/105 is unsurpassed if you are looking for strong one-design competition either in your local area, or if you are able to travel to away regattas.
The J/29 emphasizes sailing performance (speed, handling, seaworthiness and comfort underway) If most of your time on the water is spent sailing, with an occasional overnight during the season, J/29 is the way to go.
The C&C 33 is admirably suited to be both a racer and a cruiser. Despite the vintage of these boats they remain a popular club racer, HH Chester Race Week is please to welcome the C&C 33 fleet on the Inshore Course
PHRF HANDICAP FLEETS
Monohull handicap boats must have a valid Sail Nova Scotia PHRF Handicap and be a member of a recognized yacht club. Visiting boats may have their existing handicap (e.g. PHRF) converted using accepted formulas by the Sail Nova Scotia Handicap Committee Representative. Those visiting boats are asked to contact Kim Johnson- [email protected] – by August 1, to arrange such a conversion.
A boat wishing to register for the Classic Yacht Class must be a Classic Yacht as defined herein. A Classic Yacht is a yacht launched prior to Dec 31, 1996 or a replica of a classic or a boat that independently of her launch date was built in conformity with the design of a classic boat launched before Dec 31, 1996.
PHRF – NS A / B
PHRF-NS A / B racing circles will sail a mixture of windward/leeward and around the cans courses using fixed and/or inflatable marks. Fleets splits will be at the discretion of the Organizing Authority.
Are you new to racing or is flying spinnaker just not your cup of tea? Chester Race Week offers a non-spinnaker division within the Classics Racing Course. The White-sail division is an excellent opportunity to be involved in this Chester Race Week event without the burden of finding big crews.