Aug 9, 2018
On August 10 – 12 Chester Classics and Gold River Marina will be hosting a regatta in support of Autism Nova Scotia.
While many of the beautiful classic boats from the area will be on hand, races are open to all keelboats; the theme “Come Sail with the Classics” highlights an opportunity for all sailors to get close to the classic yachts under sail and to increase participation.
Topher Wurts, whose family have been coming to the Chester area since the 1920s, sent us this outline of how things will unfold on the weekend.
“We’re encouraging folks to sail one, two, or all three races to encourage the most participation. All races are pursuit style as I’ve observed how popular this format is at Charleston Race Week and it has several benefits: Starting at a time is more amateur and family friendly than a chaotic fleet starting line. I’m hoping that this attracts more boats that are helmed or crewed by juniors, women, families, amateurs, etc. and might become an “entry point” into other racing
One design fleets can participate and get a One Design start at their specific time and within the event and can be easily scored and awarded separately to provide a pretty good one design experience while also getting to be in the mix with the classics and everyone else “coming home” to finish.”
This looks like it will be a low key and fun event for a very worthy cause. Hopefully we’ll get some good action photos and video we can share in a later ONBOARD.