News Releases

Adam Taylor and Daniel Baker from the Lunenburg Yacht Club sailors will represent Canada at the 2010 Volvo Youth Sailing World Championships to be held July 8-17 in Istanbul, Turkey. The pair are the two time defending Nova Scotia Provincial 420 Class Champions, and qualified based on their results at a regatta this winter in Florida.“Adam and Daniel have been extremely dedicated to their training the past few years, and they are two of the most promising youth sailors coming out of NS right now.” said their coach Lesley Taylor.“Their goal last season was to qualify to represent Canada at the 2010 Youth Sailing World Championships, which they successfully achieved at the 420 Midwinters in Florida this February. They have a very full training schedule planned for this spring leading up to the Regatta in July, and are hoping to spend some time in the 470 to better prepare themselves for the challenge of sailing an International 420 at the event." The event will bring together more than 300 athletes from 60 nations. The 2002 world event was held at the Lunenburg Yacht Club. For more information on the event click here
Monday, 12 April 2010 14:11

WOW! Bursaries Awarded

The NSYA WOW! Women on Water Committee has awarded the annual Adult Sailing Education Bursary to Kate Keough of Eastern Passage and the Health & Physical activity Bursary to Elissa Jenkins from Sydney.Kate will use the funding to support her attendance at an upcoming training course for sailors, while Elissa is currently sailing around the world in the Clipper Ocean race. Her bursary will be used to help pay some of her expenses.WOW! Women on Water is committed to developing the potential of women in Nova Scotia through the sport of Sailing..It was extablised in 2007 in memory of Pamela Lerch.More information on WOW! Women on Water can be found here
Tuesday, 30 March 2010 04:00

Canadians Off To Solid Start at Opti SAs

After two days of very light air racing the Canadian Optimist team appears to be holding its own.  Day two of racing in the seaside town of Punta del Este, Uruguay, finished up with only one race completed after five hours on the water.  Light winds of 3 to 4 knots prevailed for much of the day forcing the race committee to start and abandon a couple of races, postpone and finally call it a day around 3 30 pm.  After a total of three races Canadian sailor Andrew Hodgson leads the team in 38 place with Zac Baum sitting in 66, and Meredith McGarry following in 71.  COAST sailor Allie Surrette of RNSYS currently sits in 78 with Max Flinn of COAST- Chester Yacht Club in 81st place.  Tristan Bourelle of Port Credit Yacht Club is in 94th place while Gabriel Paquette in 105th, Jamie McLaughlin in 119th and Peter Ehvert in 140th place.  The team is coached by Fran Bellocchio of Argentina. Regatta organizers at are working hard to keep the 168 sailors from 16 countries in good spirits.  Hotel Amsterdam is home to the Canadian team and they share it with sailors from Bermuda, Ecuador, Brazil and Argentina.  Stay tuned for more details as the regatta continues.
Wednesday, 24 March 2010 13:31

NS Opti Sailors to South Americans

Good luck to two of Nova Scotia's finest Optimist sailors as they compete at the Opti South American Championships which runs from March 25 thru April 4 in Uruguay. Max Flinn and Allison Surrette from the COAST program will represent their Nova Scotia team at the Championships. A total of 9 Canadians will compete. They'll be coached by Fran Bellochio. Full results can be found here
Monday, 15 March 2010 12:39

Tipton & King Win Fireball Mid-Winters

The Shelburne Harbour Yacht Club sailing duo of Guy Tipton and Matt King were winners of the North American Fireball Mid-winters this past weekend in Tampa, Florida.
Thursday, 11 March 2010 23:23

3 NS Sailors Named to Cdn. Youth Team

Based on outstanding results in 2009, three Nova Scotia sailors have been named to the Canadian Youth Sailing Team.Joss Warren and Jacob Chaplin-Saunders sail in the 420 Class and competed at the 2009 Youth World Sailing Championships in Brazil. Both sail for Chester Yacht Club.Karl Mitchell from the Lunenburg Yacht Club sails in the Laser Class and had an oustanding performance at the 09 Youth Canadian Championships.For a list of all the Canadian Youth Sailing Team click here.
Thursday, 18 February 2010 04:00

COAST Recruitment Drive

The Canadian Optimist Atlantic Sailing Team (COAST) is in high recruitment mode.  With several recent graduates aging or sizing out, the regions’ most competitive
Saturday, 13 February 2010 04:00

NS Sailors Top Canadians at 420 Sailing Regatta

Daniel Baker and Adam Taylor of the Lunenburg Yacht Club were the top Canadian boat at the 420 Mid Winter Sailing Regatta which wrapped up Monday, February 15 in Jensen Beach, Florida. The team finished 32nd overall in the 86 boat fleet.
Friday, 29 January 2010 20:42

Northern Yacht Club to Host Sail East 2010

North Sydney, NS – One decade ago, the Northern Yacht Club welcomed sailors from across Canada for Sail East.  Ten years later the association will host the event again with an international draw. “We are pleased to award Sail East to the Northern Yacht Club,” says Frank Denis, Executive Director of the Nova Scotia Yachting Association.  “Having a rich history of hosting events, along with the recent infrastructure developments has positioned the association as a competitive event destination.  We are pleased to bring Sail East back to North Sydney.”  The association hosted Sail East in 2001 and was home to the World Snipe Championships more than twenty years ago.
Wednesday, 20 January 2010 04:00

NSYA Hiring Mobile School Instructors

The NSYA is seeking two CYA certified instructors to run its Mobile Sailing School in areas throughout Cape Breton and Guysborough. The Mobile School is a new NSYA program designed to introduce communities to the sport of sailing in the hopes that they will establish their own Learn to Sail programs. The school, which will run from June 28 through August 20 (8 weeks), includes 6 Optis and an Access Dinghy as well as a coach boat and motor and all the safety gear. All of the equipment, including the fully enclosed trailer is less than one year old. For the job ad click here.
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