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2014 J/24 Canadian’s

2014 J/24 Canadian’s

Chester Race Week – August 13-16th

Information about J/24 Canadian’s / Chester Race Week is now online please see the Notice of Race for further details.

Chester Race Week is North America’s 2nd largest keelboat regatta this year running from August 13 to 16 in the picturesque town of Chester, NS. Named one of Sailing World magazine’s 14 greatest sailing events in North America, each August, 1,200 plus sailors arrive in Mahone Bay on Nova Scotia’s scenic South Shore to compete in one of 15 fleets racing simultaneously on five different race courses. With an average of 140 fixedkeel sailboats of varying size and shape registered each year, Chester Race Week is North America’s second largest annual race week based on number of competing boats (South Carolina’s Charleston Race Week is largest with 288 boats in 2014).

Event Web Site

Yacht Scoring Site

You will be required to have the following to race:

Valid J/24 Racing Class membership
Valid J/24 Measurement Certificate (in your name) including PartC – Inventory of Required and Optional Equipment
Crew weight-in at time of registration Max weight = 882 lbs

(there will be a measurement day prior to the event for boats that need a certificate please contact me if you require one so we can schedule your measurement)

If you have any questions please let me know.

Thanks,
Greg Blunden
Atlantic J/24 Governor
1 902 403 4484

Lorne Chapman appointed IJCA Councilor of Honor

Lorne Chapman appointed IJCA Councilor of Honor

It is great pleasure that we are able to announce Lorne Chapman’s appointment as an IJCA Councilor of Honor.  IJCA Past Chairman Jim Farmer of the United States announced Lorne’s appointment at the 2012 World Council meeting recently held in Howth, Ireland.  The Council of Honor recognizing select individuals for their extraordinary contributions to the class internationally, and Lorne has been recognized for his many years of service with the technical committee across a number of roles.  It should also be noted that appointments to the Council of Honor are only made as warranted and is a rare occurance, with only seven members appointed in the 30 plus year history of the class.  (Our Canadian Class should be particularly proud that 3 of the 7 councilors are Canadian.)

Please take a moment to congratulate and thank Lorne for his years of contributions to the class.

2012 J24 Canadian Championship

Congratulations to Michael Johnson and the team from Pearl, winners of the 2013 Canadian Nationals, held in early June at the West Vancouver Yacht Club. Congratulations as well to Karen Johnson and the Delirious team, the top Canadian boat.

Check out the following videos from the event.