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To: CC membership
The link below pertains to your opinion of 2014’s Chester Race Week (racing and festivities).
Topher has requested that I forward it to you so that you can participate in the survey!
It is important that our views are made known to Race Week organizers.
Here’s the link to the survey
Regards John Wurts  CC Webmaster
The annual Martins River Fun Race hosted by Chip Dickison was well attended by classic boats. CC boats finishing no 1 was Skierkert skippered by Uwe Wittkugel; No 2 Seneca skippered by David Creighton; no 4 Rondo skippered by Dayna Nelder; no 6 Virginia skippered by John Wurts. Chip told me that this was the largest number of boats on the starting line ever even without the IODs which were racing their international championship in Chester.
Ripple wins Chester Classics Gold Cup
Star wins race four of Chester Race Week. Ripple finishes second. Hayseed takes third beating Virginia for second over all. Virginis finishes fourth.
Ripple wins race three of Chester Race Week. Hayseed takes sccond Virginia takes third. That leaves Hayseed and Virginis tied for sceond over all. That leaves father and son in a battle to the finish for second place.
CC racing called off because of high winds.
Ripple wins race one of Chester Race Week. Virginia takes second and Hayseed IV third. Eight boats competed. See Race Results tab for details.
CC cocktail party and Awards cerimony will be held on Friday, Aug. 15 at Debby Winsor's house on the penninsula at 6PM. Thanks Winsor's
Mighty Mo wins Ondaatje Classic Cup; Star places second; Ripple third
Don’t forget  Ondaatje Cup registration is on Friday Aug 8t from 9AM to 11AM Skipper’s meeting to follow!! Race starts at 1:30PM!
Don’t forget the CC is sponsoring  the Hors d’oeuvres night on Friday Aug 8th at CYC  at 6PM
The base hors d’oeuvre is pulled pork.
Each attendee is encouraged to bring a dish which augments this base item or adds a desert.
We will have music at this party provided by Paul & Eilidh Buchanan!
Details on the CC class party are still under development. Keep your eye on the CC Web page for developments.
CC has sellected the CYC Sailing Instructions for CC racing this summer. The SI are available on the CYC Web Page
Make your CC Race application and payment by check or credit cardtrr from 9 to 11 Aug 8, 2014 at CYC. Skippers meeting to follow.
2014 CC NOR is official and  is posted On the CC Web Page. CC members were sent an email notifying them that it was posted. Sandy Morash who will record CC Race applications has a MS Word Copy of the application form.  Keep an eye on the CC Web page for developments.
I received this item from the Indian Point Yacht Club
​The 2014 Mahone Bay Regatta takes place next weekend, August 2nd and 3rd,
The Notice of Race, Sailing Instructions, On-line Registration and the Schedule of Events are now available at
​We hope that you will join us for some fun!​

Indian Point Yacht Club

Thanks to our ​2014 Regatta Sponsors
I received this item from the RNSYS
Good afternoon,
The Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron will host more than 150 competitors from over 20+ countries for the 2014 International Federation of Disabled Sailing (IFDS) World Championships, taking place from August 15-24th.
High performance coaches from around the world are in need of Coach Boats to support their sailors during this world-class event. We are asking if you have a 14’ to 18’ boat (ideally an inflatable), for the coaches to charter on a daily basis during the course of this event. If so, please visit the link below to connect with the coaches directly and be a part of this prestigious event will be a huge benefit to our club, city, province and the sport of sailing.
Please click here to offer your vessel for charter.
We encourage you to pass this information along to your membership.
Thank you,

Mikela Sani
Communications & Membership Manager
Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron | 902.477.5653. Ext 100 | 902.830.5714
Reminder:  In order to avoid a late fee: Your CYC dues must be received by the club before May 31.
I received the attached news letter from IPYC
Club Handicapper
IPYC welcomes Paul Bezanson as club handicapper. The club handicapper aids members of the club that want PHRF handicaps for racing their sailboats (you need a handicap to race in 99% of the races in Nova Scotia). He explains what sails/equipment must be declared by the member to legally race and have a handicap. He also attends the monthly meeting of club handicappers in Nova Scotia  and recommend to the rest of the committee what handicap the members boat should have and normally the handicappers recommendation is accepted. In an emergency on short notice a club handicapper is allowed to set a provisional handicap for a boat in his club to allow the boat to compete legally. The handicaps given are based on the performance of same designed boats that are raced throughout North America.

Applying for your handicap
As a member of the yacht club, you are a member of Sail Canada and able to get an official PHRF handicap from Sail Nova Scotia Select "Add Yacht" and fill in the information. Choose IPYC from the drop down menu for your member club.

New membership year has started
If you have not yet paid your membership for 2014, its time to do so. You can go on line to and either download the application, fill it in and send a check, or you can fill in the on-line application and then use your credit card with the PayPal service. If these options to not appeal to you, drop by Mahone Marine and Zack or Jennifer can accept your credit card payment. Thankyou!

IOD series set to begin
The Indian Point International One Design is scheduled to start on the May long weekend. Organizers will be checking the weather to decide the optimum day. If you are interested in helping to expand this fleet or in learning more about the IODs please contact IPYC.

MICA Island Race
Don't forget the Mahone Islands Conservation Association island Fun Race on July 1st 2014. The notice of race is posted here

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I recieved the following from John Hoksnson who owns "Star":Here is a link to coverage of the first day at the Bacardi Cup (and more at ) I was racing with CYC sailing instructor Stuart MacIntosh as crew.  Had a GoPro camera on my head.
The footage was used throughout the week.  This first day shows what the 76th Bacardi Cup is all about.  A Classic Race with 55 Classic Star Boats, over half the fleet non-US. GoPro footage at the beginning, 2min, 2:15, 4:40, 5:35 and 7:11.
Hope you enjoy this! Henry Demone race his Melges 20 Wed. thru Sat. You can find the link on the "Usfull External Links" tab on the home page.
CYC Executive Officers for 2014 - 2015 as elected at the Annual General Meeting on September 16,2013 are:
Commodore  Joe Hill; Vice Commodore  Gillian Reid; Rear Commodore  Keith Johnson; Secretary Treasurer   Christie Chaplin-Saunders

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