Nova Scotia Schooner Race Week

Schooner Race Week 1

Aug 23, 2018

In the week leading up to Chester Race Week, the village played host to the Nova Scotia Schooner Association (NSSA). Instead of modern race yachts, the water front was crowded with handsome wooden schooners of various shapes and sizes. Jim Barkhouse took some great photos which we are happy share here.

The first Nova Scotia Schooner Championship was held on July 25, 1961 in Hubbards Cove, Nova Scotia. The event was an enormous success with 11 schooners taking part. During the first schooner meeting, the skippers gathered aboard the beautiful 1905 Tancook Island Schooner ADARE, where the Nova Scotia Schooner Association was formed to further interest in and preservation of Nova Scotia Schooners and all schooner rigged vessels and to hold Schooner Races in Nova Scotian waters at least once each year to determine the Nova Scotian Schooner Championship.

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Here is a list of the various trophy winners from this year’s racing:

Old Gaffers – Comet II, Alex Rhinelander
Pullen Fuel – Know Knot, Glen Bond
Oland Tray – Alexia, Gerardus Olshthoorn
Morse Tea – Know Knot, Glen Bond
Bluenose II Cup – Mary David, Bill Lutwick
Murphy Cup – Tillicum I, Russ Mead
David Stevens Memorial – Endeavour, Richard Johnson
Colonial Fisheries – Know Knot, Glen Bond
Premier’s Cup – Know Knot, Glen Bond
Founder’s Cup – Christina Lynn, Bruce Halifax
Willa Creighton Memorial Trophy – Wawaloon, Kathy Schofield 
Brantford Coach Trophy – Mary David, Bill Lutwick
Cunard Fuel – Amasonia, Lorne Leahey

Full results at:

All photos credited to: Jim Barkhouse
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