Chester Race week sees a typical storm roll through the fleet on day 2

Start of the Classic class at Chester Race Week
Tim Wilkes
Day two at Chester Race week saw a nice 10-15 knot breeze in the morning and early afternoon. By the middle of the afternoon, a typical Nova Scotia weather system moved into place with fierce wind and torrential rain. However, the sailors took it all in stride and 'weathered' the storm, albeit, coming into the clubhouse a little wet. Most race courses were able to get in at least one race and some three.

This regatta, brings generations of sailors and families together for the week. It is not uncommon to see two or three generations of sailors on the same boat with junior taking the helm.

Families often sail the classic Bluenose class during Chester Race week - Chester Race Week 2012
Tim Wilkes


The leaders after two days of racing:

Alpha Course:

Fleet 1, Blast (J111),Mark Surrette, RNSYS
Fleet 2, Pandora (C&C 115), Peter Bromley, RNSYS
Distance 1, Bellatrix (Swan 48-2), Snair/Hunkin, CYC
Distance 2, Wisc (J109), Paul Rafuse, RNYSY

Bravo Course:

Fleet 1, Defiant (C&C33), Mark Gosine, DYC
Fleet 2, Ping (Sonar), Kathryn Josenhans, LYC
Fleet 3, Sisu (Tanser), David Peer, MYC

Charlie Course (Bluenose fleet): Rednose, Stu Hobb, CYC

Delta Course:

Classic, Seneca, Dayton/Creighton, CYC
Cruiser 1, Equinox, Rod Stright, DYC
Cruiser 2, Sea Breaker, Bruce/Margaret Nunn, CYC
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