News Releases

Sail Canada recently announced the 2018 Canadian Sailing Team and it consists of 5 Nova Scotia athletes. Paul Tingley and Erin Rafuse are on the National Team while 3 are included on the Canadian Sailing Development Squad. Those athletes are Luke Ruitenberg, Georgia Lewin-LaFrance, Madeline Gillis and Erin Rafuse.For a list of all the athletes go here
Thursday, 01 March 2018 14:50

Race Officials Courses Set for April 13-15

Sail Nova Scotia will be offering the following Sail Canada Race Officials courses the weekend of April 13-15 at the Mahone Bay Community Centre in Mahone Bay.Courses offered are Mark Laying Course, Assistant Race Officer and Club Race Officer. The cost of the three courses in $100 or $50 for an individual course. The Courses will be led by Peter van Muyden an International Race Officer and co-taught by Dan Conrod. This is a great opportunity to get people at your club certified to run races! Hours will be Friday: 6pm - 10pm, Saturday & Sunday, 9am - 4pm. Registration is now open here If you wish to register for a course individually please contact Frank at the Sail Nova Scotia office. [email protected]
Monday, 22 January 2018 14:14

Nova Scotian Sailors Win National Awards

Sail Nova Scotia is thrilled to hear that a number of NS sailors will be recognized with national Sail Canada awards! Congratulations Madeline & Georgia on being named Female Youth Sailors of the Year, Luke Ruitenberg on being named Canadian Sailing Team Rookie of the Year and the five Nova Scotians who race on Team Triple Lindy who won the Gerry Roufs Offshore Sailors of the Year award. For the complete list, go here awards will be presented March 2 in Toronto.
Wednesday, 03 January 2018 17:50

Wanted: Double Handed Next Gen Coach

The Canadian Sport Centre Atlantic in partnership with Sail Canada and Sail Nova Scotia is hiring a Next Generation (Next Gen) coach to work with identified Next Gen athletes in the Nacra, 49er and 49er FX classes as well as 29er classes. The position will be located in Halifax, Nova Scotia but the candidate will be expected to travel to other parts of Canada and occasionally to international events.  The candidate will be employed by the Canadian Sports Centre Atlantic but will work directly within the Sail Canada HP System supporting both national team and Next Gen athletes who have been identified by Sail Canada to have podium potential within 6 to 10 years and are identified as a Next Gen Emerging or Development Athlete in the Sail Canada Gold Medal Pathway.For all the details see the attachment below.
Tuesday, 02 January 2018 15:16

Mobile Instructors Wanted

Sail Nova Scotia is looking to hire 2 Sail Canada registered instructors in the summer of 2018 to deliver sailing programs to youth with our Mobile Sailing School Program. Instructors will be provided a rental vehicle and will not be required to tow the equipment. Prospective communities in 2018 are Antigonish, Grand Narrows, Pictou, Grand Lake and Ketch Harbour. Below is the job ad. The application deadline is January 26, 2018.
Thursday, 21 December 2017 23:57

Novi Sailors in Sydney-Hobart Race

While most Nova Scotian sailors are settling in for Christmas, 6 are preparing for the Sydney - Hobart Race aboard Triple Lindy. Sailing are L-R Sean McDermott, Rory MacDonald, Sandy MacMillan, John MacKay, Rob Trainor, & Will MacKay. (usual crew member Patrick LaRoche is at home with family). They are sailing on Triple Lindy a Cookson 50. Follow the boat throughout the race on Twitter @3lindyoffshore and at triple-lindy.comHere is what the crew was up to todayThis is the 14th day of practice for some of the crew. We head out tonight for an overnight 24 hour practice. The boat, an all-carbon Cookson 50 footer is a real machine. We hit 21 knots in a 25 knot gust, very cool. The race starts near 13:00 on Boxing Day, or Christmas evening in Nova Scotia near 21:00. It is live-streamed to more than a million viewers online. There are over 2,500 spectator boats which makes for a bit of a zoo. Cheers and Merry Xmas - Sean
Monday, 20 November 2017 14:50

2017 Sail Nova Scotia Award Winners

Sail Nova Scotia hosted its annual awards at the new Halifax Central Library on Friday, November 17. More than 150 attended to salute great volunteers, coaches and athletes who had great success on the water in 2017. And the winners were...President`s Award: Ron WhynachtSailor of the Year: Rob GaleFemale Sailor of the Year: Lesley TaylorMale Sailors of the Year: Cameron Shaw & Justin TimminsFemale Youth Sailors of the Year: Georgia Lewin-LaFrance & Madeline GillisMale Youth Sailor of the Year: Jack GoganRace Official of the Year: Dan ConrodVolunteer of the Year: Pat NelderOffshore Sailors of the Year: Sean McDermott, Rob Trainor, Rory MacDonald, Patrick LaRoche & John MacKayRegatta of the Year: Opti Canadians hosted by RNSYSCoach of the Year: Florencia SiccardiInstructor of the Year: Adrienne O`ConnorWomen on Water Award: Kathryn JosenhansLegacy Fund Award: Gordon Stevens
Friday, 03 November 2017 17:14

Sail NS Awards Set For November 17

Join us and fellow sailors as we celebrate a wonderful year of sailing in Nova Scotia with our annual Sail Nova Scotia Awards. The awards are free for all to attend and take place on Friday, November 17 beginning at 7pm in the Paul O'Regan theatre at the Halifax Central Library. Light refreshments will be served.Come and hear who our Sailor of the Year is and who will win the President's Award for lifelong dedication to the sport of sailing. If you follow sailing in NS you will certainly know this guy.Look forward to seeing you on the 17th!
Thursday, 21 September 2017 12:42

Tingley Celebration Set for October 16

Monday, October 16 will be a very special day as we celebrate one of the greatest Nova Scotia sailors, the one and only Mr. Paul Tingley. Paul has sailed competitively for more than 20 years and has won a world championship and three Paralympic medals. The evening reception at the Maritime Museum will feature a cash bar and hors d'oeuvres. Tickets are $75 each and can be purchased through the Sail NS office or on line here event poster can be found below.
Saturday, 05 August 2017 23:43

A Great Weekend of Racing at Metro Regatta

Sail Nova Scotia presented Metro Regatta this Natal Day weekend. 2 days of great racing on the Halifax Waterfront for 15 boats and their crews. Many said it was some of the best two days of racing they had in a long time Capturing the A-Fleet was Yard Sail skippered by Roby Douglas. Dan Pride and Highlander won the B-Class while Hummin with Bill Haliburton skippering won C-Class.At the awards ceremony we unveiled the Colin MacLean Cup in honour of the former President of Waterfront Development. The award will be engraved with each of the three winners.At left is a photo of the three class winners, Dan Pride (left) Bill Haliburton Centre and Roby Douglas. Thank you to the Maritime Museum for hosting the after race fun on the weekend and to Waterfront Development for their continued support. Full results can be found below.
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