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Sailing Community: Return Race

sailing community: This influx of new blood has been added to the cadre of old salts who return race after race, according to The Chronicle Herald. This year we're seeing a lot of new boats joining the regatta a sign that Chester Race Week is reaching even more people in the sailing community across the region, the country and internationally, said Pat Nelder, chair of on-water activities. But one difference between this year's Chester Race Week and other renditions is that there are a lot of new faces on the water out of a total of 121 registered boats, there are 25 new skippers. And these newcomers, who make up roughly 20 per cent of skippers, have learned some lessons over the last few days. There's a lot of rules for this race that might not be apparent to someone who's coming from different styles of regattas, Rosborough said, adding that he and his friends made sailing at Chester a goal earlier this year. This is Anthony Rosborough's first year skippering his boat Nesbitt at Chester and he said it's been a challenge. ( As reported in the news.