Chester Race Week
No matter the season - the harbour that wraps around the Village of Chester is picture-perfect.
Tourists and locals alike can often be seen winding along the shore at the village perimeter and then just stopping to take it all in. Snapping a picture or breathing deeply in the sweet salt air. That’s the case all but for the third week in August when all eyes are fixed on the largest annual 4-Day Keel Boat Regatta in North America!
Since as far back as 1856 Chester has held sailing regattas and now – more than 160 years later – with hundreds of participants and countless spectators, Chester Race Week is regarded as one of North America’s greatest sailing events.
Naturally, there are plenty of on-shore celebrations during Chester Race Week including their Party on the Deck at Chester’s Yacht Club.