News Releases

Wednesday, 20 January 2010 04:00

ISAF Offshore Personal Survival Course Offered

This program is designed to develop awareness of responsibilities amongst offshore skippers and crews, to provide them with practical strategies for coping with emergencies at sea, and to familiarize them with safety and emergency equipment, its purpose, deployment, and proper use.For more information click here
Wednesday, 06 January 2010 04:00

Rosie Chapman New Sailing Team Coach

The NSYA is very excited to announce that Rosie Chapman is the new Nova Scotia Sailing Team Coach. Rosie, is from the UK where she was a member of the Great Britain national Sailing Team (arguably the best sailing program in the world) She has competed mainly in the Radial Class, but also has some experience in the 470 Class. She also has a number of years of coaching experience, the equivalent of the CYA Blue level. Plans are for her to attain her Level 3 this year.
Wednesday, 06 January 2010 04:00

Coach Funding Partnership Opportunity

A key priority for the Nova Scotia Yachting Association (NSYA) is to provide athletes and race coaches with significant opportunities to develop their skills and abilities, ensuring Nova Scotia sailors continue to achieve excellent results at the national and international levels. With this priority in mind, the NSYA is looking to form a partnership with a yacht club to assist in funding a coach for the Club’s dinghy racing program from April 2010 thru October 2010. 
The Nova Scotia Yachting Association and the award selection committee of WOW! Women On Water are pleased to announce that Dr. Paula Smith of Cape Breton will be this year’s recipient of the WOW! Women On Water Memorial Cup. The cup is awarded annually to an individual who best demonstrates outstanding achievement in sailing education, leadership, mentorship, and health promotion in the province of Nova Scotia. WOW! Women On Water was established in 2007 in memory of Pamela Lerch who passed away from breast cancer that year. The not-for-profit organization is committed to promoting women’s health and wellness throughout Nova Scotia. In addition to the cup award, it has established three permanent bursaries, which encourage women’s health and well being while increasing their expertise and knowledge of sailing.
Thursday, 20 March 2008 04:00

Become a CYA Certified Judge

If you do protest committee work at your Club you have the opportunity to get certified as a judge through the Canadian Yachting Association. The CYA Judges Programme outlines the requirements for certification at the four levels within the programme. It is available at To apply for certification, download the Combined Log for Certification and Recertification, available at This is the application form to use. Indicate that you are applying for certification as a judge and the level you are requesting. The form asks you to list your experience in racing, judging and race management, and to give the names of people you have served with on protest committees as references for your work.  Submit your application to the Canadian Yachting Association. If you fill out the form electronically you may e-mail it to [email protected] , or fax it to (613) 545-3045. The benefits of judge certification include receiving the CYA Judges Newsletter, mentorship by other CYA Judges and errors and omissions insurance when you serve on a protest committee.  We hope that many of you who serve on protest committees will apply for judge certification this winter in preparation for the 2008 sailing season.
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