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PETER WICKWIRE & CREW WIN IN BERMUDA | May 12, 2016

From Chronicle Herald Sports:  Peter Wickwire and his crew have won the International One Design Class at the Bermuda International Invitational Regatta.

 

Wickwire, representing the Chester, Nova Scotia IOD fleet, beat two IOD world champions, including seven-time world champion Bill Widnall, on the way to his third consecutive win at the event. [...]

2015 CHESTER IOD FLEET ANNUAL REPORT | September 7, 2015

The Chester Fleet comprises of 11 IODs of which seven have been very active this year while two others have been in the water but have had limited sailing and racing.  Zephyr which is on the hard and will be going through a refit this winter while Ken Florence’s Ghost has not been sailed owing to his commitments back in Toronto this year. Hopefully he will be back with us next summer. The year started with Peter Wickwire [...]

BERMUDA INTERNATIONAL INVITATIONAL REGATTA | 2015

BATTLING WICKWIRE RETAINS HIS TITLE

 

Peter Wickwire retained his Bermuda International Invitational Regatta title in the Great Sound yesterday.

 

The Nova Scotia helmsman entered the final race of the tenrace series in the International One-Design racing sloop with a three-point advantage [...]

CHESTER IOD SKIPPER WINS BERMUDA INTERNATIONAL RACE WEEK | 2014

Peter Wickwire representing the Chester IOD class won the 14 race Bermuda Race Week IOD series. The regatta hosted by the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club ran from May 3rd to May 9th in the Great Sound [...]

IOD NORTH AMERICAN INVITATIONAL 2014 | August 28 to 31, 2014

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INDIAN POINT IOD SERIES | September 22, 2013

Trying to predict the weekend weather in September and determine a perfect day for a boat race in Nova Scotia is a bit of a challenge. The Indian Point Yacht Club wanted to put on a day series of four windward leeward IOD races. [...]

2013 CHESTER IOD FLEET ANNUAL REPORT | August 27, 2013

Another year has passed and it is time to reflect on events concerning the fleet over the last 12 months and what we are looking forward to for the future. [...]

HISTORY OF THE FLEET

International One-Designs, after 75 years of sailing history, occasionally force us to reconsider fundamental definitions. Contemplate the Chester, Nova Scotia, fleet, for instance; here is a case where the term “new” requires some adjustment.  The Chester IOD fleet is currently the newest gathering of the classic Bjarne Aas sloops. Its roster includes four vintage 1937 pine planked boats as well as another four mahogany boats from the late 50’s and early 60’s, all from the yard in Fredrikstad, imported from various fleets.  [...]

THE PIN | November 2011

In the July 2011 edition of Classic Boat (CB 276) was an article on the building of the new wooden IOD “Enigma” in Chester, Nova Scotia. There was a side bar article accompanying the main article profiling the emergence of the Chester IOD Fleet. In that article it was mentioned that the IOD “Mighty Mo” came to Chester from Scotland. However, the boat has had a long and colorful history. It was built in 1964 in Norway and joined the then Cowes IOD fleet racing from the Isle of Wight. The owner was Mr. John Goulandris, a well respect and wealthy shipping tycoon. I am told the boat was named after his daughter a renowned international rower. [...]

INTERNATIONAL ONE DESIGN | WIKIPEDIA |  January 6, 2014

The 'International One Design' (IOD, International) is a class of sail boat developed for yacht racing. It is a 33-foot open cockpit day sailer used for day racing, rather than for overnight, or ocean races, such as the Newport–Bermuda Yacht Race. Popularised prior to the Second World War, the International One Design class is considered a classic one today.  [...]

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