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The new CYC Executive Officers for 2013-14 as elected at the Annual General Meeting on September 16 are:
Commodore  Joe Hill; Vice Commodore  Gillian Reid; Rear Commodore  Keith Johnson; Secretary Treasurer   Christie Chaplin-Saunders
 this Friday 08-23-2013  the three "classic fleets", CCF, IOD, and Bluenose  will host the Friday Hors d’oeuvres at CYC. Folks should bring a plate of Hors d’oeuvres.  Please join us!. It's always a great Friday when these three fleets get together!
Received from Jay Hooper -- The warning for today, race #3, will be at 1300 hrs, with a start time of 1305 hrs. This is reflected on the Official Notice Board, together with the appropriate flags on the port club hoist. Said flags are "L", lima, under which is numeral pennant #1, first amendment, then the Yellow flag for your class flag. I hope this message helps.
To all those that are competing in the Chester Classics Cup please be advised that the start tomorrow will be at 1pm or 1300 hours instead of 1:30 aspm as indicated on the S/I's. This is posted on the notice board at the CYC.......Regards   Rick Thompson.
Hi Sailors, The schedule for picking up your skipper bags is: Sunday 9-10:30 and 4-6. Monday 12-4 Tuesday 12-4 Wednesday 8-10.
We look forward to seeing you and having the best Chester Race Week ever! Julia Reed  Registrar
Hi Guys..........Just a reminder that the Classics Party this year will be at 90 Walker Cut Road 6pm-8pm on Thursday August 15th. Come and enjoy!......Rick. (note this is a date change)
Virginia's 100th Birthday was held at Gold River Marina at 12 Noon.   Cindy Bradette abbly organized a sensational function. John Wurts' toast was short and sweet, and great fiddle tunes mixed with a little classic rock were provided by Paul & Eilidh Buchanan. Three 100 plus year old boats were on display for all who attended to see and enjoy!
Race registration 9:00 thru 11:00am - Skippers  meeting 11:00am on Friday Aug. 9  at  CYC
NOR and Chester Classic Cup registration are available at CYC. See Kim to get a copy.
Chester Classic Cup electronic registration closes on Wed. Aug 7.
The Classic Series is scheduled for: Fri. Aug 9, Sat. Aug. 10, Sun. Aug. 11. Time 1330. Electronic Pre-registration at A paper copy of the NOR and Racing Application will be sent to CYC soon.
The Classics Party will be held on Friday August 16th at 90 Walker Cut. Time 6pm - 8pm or there about!....We will have invitations put
into the bags for those signed up for sailing in the Classic Division at Race Week.
Received from Pat Nelder:  2013 MAHONE BAY REGATTA SCHEDULE FRIDAY, AUGUST 2nd 1800hrs Pirate Boat Parade Boats and crews to dress as piratevessels and crews Boats will Parade from the Mahone Bay Civic Marina to the Mug & Anchor Pub
SATURDAY AUGUST 3rd Yacht Races 0830 -1000hrs Registration all classes at Mahone Bay Civic Marina 1000hrs Skippers Meeting at Mahone Bay Civic Marina 1300hrs Race Start 1800–2000hrs Race Reception Mahone Bay Waterfront Dory races 0830 hrs
Registration all Double classes Mahone Bay Civic Marina 1000hrs Racing Starts
SUNDAY, AUGUST 4th Yacht Races 1000hrs Skippers Meeting Mahone Bay Civic Marina 1130hrs Mahone Bay Single Handed Challenge 1300hrs Race Start 1700hrs Prize Giving (Venue TBA) See: and
John Morran <> sent this message to Sandy Morash and she forwareded CCF: I am visiting from Texas - our kids are sailing in the 420 NAs at SMSC. I wanted to check to see if you know of any Bluenose racers that might need a crew for this weeks races. I will be in the area through Monday, 7/22. I have years of experience racing keelboats - J24, J22, J80, some Shields and IODs, too. If weight is a consideration, I am approx. 185 lbs. I would love a chance to try the Bluenose. Let me know if you have any leads. Thank you.  John Morran, Texas Realty Capital, P- 512-450-6833, C- 512-917-1200
Tom Tanner joined the CCF with TYRANT, an Internationl Star. Welcome aboard Tom! We'll be looking for you on the water.
I received this email today!
Classic Fleet *NEWS FLASH*
The Star "Fleet" just doubled.  Thomas Tanner, of Chester, will be contacting you soon to join the Chester Classic Fleet.  He has Star 7065.
AND....We are working on getting a third Star into the Fleet.....more news later, I hope!
Cheers, John Hokanson
I recieved this emil from Patricia Nelder: Not sure if I got everyone's email correct! Please put the Mahone Bay Regatta in your calendars...races on August 3rd and 4th 2013.
We will have details ready by the end of April, have just put together great new group to organize the races during the Mahone Bay Pirate Festival and Regatta.
Anyone need a boat for CCF series and Race Week?
WestwindI received this email from  Mike Kelly today.
Gentlemen...It appears I have more toys than friends and should consider sharing. Anyone have any  thoughts as to what I could do with Westwind during Classic regatta/CRW this year. Are there people out there who would appreciate joining our group for these events? Thoughts?

Reply to: Michael Kelley <>
Virginia's b-day party date has been changed to Wed Aug 7 2013. Things are still in the planning stage. Keep an eye out for updates.
You are cordially invited to participate in Virginia's 100th birthday to be held at Gold River Marina on Sunday, July 28th 2013 at 4PM.
My Chester Yacht Club Winter Newsletter, dated January 2013, has just arrived, so you must have yours too. Race Week is August 14th to 17th.  A$50.00 fee will be added to all dues payments received after May 31, 2013. The mooring fee deadline is the same. Don't forget this as there is a waiting list for moorings. The Club would like you to submit your email address to
More rumor! The requirement has been watered down, and providing personal information is now voluntary. The final implementation may be as much as five years out. I can't help but wonder which club or clubs balked.
It is rumored that Nova Scotia Health and Wellness will require more information from Provincial Sport Organizations concerning  their participants. Information such as date of birth, gender, postal code, home club, and more will be required. This information must be submitted to NSYA prior to Oct 31, 2013. I don't think CCF is a formal enough  organization to be required to provide this information but I am sure CYC is. I wonder whether "Big Brother" has gone a little too far? Send your comments to or Remember that your email and phone number (if you provided them) are password-protected on our web page!
We have added a new member to the CCF web page design team. Thomas Nielsen of Horsens, Denmark has agreed to help out with web design beyond my competence. He has implemented a more robust security system, which will help prevent hackers from getting into our private information. His changes will appear on the Web Page soon. Thomas sailed on Virginia as crew in 2011 and 2012. Hopefully he will sail with us again in 2013. He is completing a degree in Information Technology this year and may continue on to advanced IT studies after graduation.
We received an email forwarded by Topher Wurts from Nicola Boyd that  Lee Sweet had lost his fight with cancer. According to his wishes there will be no funeral service or obituary, but there will be a celebration of his life  at the farm in Virginia and in Chester. Lee's contribution to the Seneca syndicate and to the Chester Classic Fleet was impressive. We will miss him greatly.
01/03/2013 Paul Bourque has agreed to provide his big blue boat, Seafarer, to act as Committee Boat for the Classic Fleet again this year!
In an email to Topher, John Curry announced that Race Week 2013 will take place from Wed. Aug. 14 to Sat. Aug 17. He plans to add two distance classes to the Delta fleet. (CCF races in the Delta fleet)  The racing will be over 15 to 18 mile round-the-buoys courses, some of which will be within sight of shore.
Happy New Year! May 2013 be as productive for the CCF as 2012

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