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Chester Race Week | Canada's Largest Keelboat Regatta

Join us for Chester's Annual world renowned event this summer, HELLY HANSEN CHESTER RACE WEEK 2023!

We are so excited to WELCOME you back to CHESTER and invite you to enjoy the largest fixed keel regatta in Eastern Canada. With regattas dating back to 1856, Chester Race Week was named one of Sailing World magazine’s 14 greatest sailing events in North America.

Chester Race Week offers an unsurpassed racing venue. Nova Scotia professional sailors have proclaimed it the best in the world. With incredible action out on the water and plenty of on-shore entertainment, you won’t want to miss a minute of the fun!

Whether you're participating as a race competitor, joining in as a spectator or coming along for the festivities, your time at Chester Race Week is guaranteed to be filled with excitement, joy and fun. From beautiful coastal views to the excitement of the race, from the fun of being on the water to the buzz of the festivities afterwards, Chester Race Week is always packed with good times that will leave you wanting to come back year after year. 

We also recommend checking out our Chester Merchants for local events, accommodations, entertainment, festivities, and much much more, as Chester Race Week always brings the buzz and radiates through our community each year! 



Chester Yacht Club 

21 South Street, Chester, Nova Scotia, B0J 1J0 Canada

For a more detailed overview of this year's Helly Hansen Chester Race Week Event, you can check out all of the details directly from the source here. From guidelines, registration, and fleets, to crews, racing schedules, and courses, to awards ceremonies, sponsors, and Yacht Club festivities, you can find everything you need for Chester Race Week 2023.

Event Details:

Chester Race Week Committee | Chester Yacht Club


August 16, 2023

August 27, 2023

Please refer to the website listed below.

Event Contact

Chester yacht club, South Street, Chester, NS, Canada


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