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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

Pete Wickwire 2nd overall in ISAF N.A and Caribbean Match Race Qualifier

Pete Wickwire 2nd overall in ISAF N.A and Caribbean Match Race Qualifier

Congratulations to Pete and his team for a great showing.  Good to see him still racing a J/24 from time to time.  Regatta report below.

ISAF Mach Racing:

Congratulations to Dustin Durant and his U.S. team from Long Beach Yacht Club for winning the ISAF N.A and Caribbean Regional Qualifier for the Nations Cup Grand Final to be sailed in Middlefart, Denmark this August. Durant and crew won the final 3-0 over the Canadian crew in difficult and shifty conditions sailed today in Bridgetown Barbados.

In the semi finals Durant won 3-1 over Texidor from Puerto Rico to meet Wickwire and crew who were 18-0 after having won their semi final 3-0 against Povey from Barbados.

The Americans stopped the Canadians run of 18 wins and no losses in the finals putting together a great effort to win the championship.