News Releases

Paul Tingley from Halifax and his Sonar team of Scott Lutes (Mahone Bay) and Logan Campbell (Sask) captured the Bronze medal today at the Rio Paralympic Games. This is the 3rd Paralympic medal for Tingley after capturing a Bronze in 2000 and a Gold at the 2008 Games. The SKUD team of John McRoberts and Jackie Gay from BC won a silver a few hours after the Sonar team won their medal. Full paralympic sailing results can be found here
Wednesday, 17 August 2016 12:17

NS Sailors Wrap Up Olympic Competition

The teams of Dannie Boyd and Erin Rafuse in the 49er FX class and Jacob & Graeme Chaplin-Saunders in the 470 class concluded their events at the Rio Olympics on Tuesday. Dannie and Erin finished in 16th place while Jacob & Graeme were 22nd. "We are proud of our journey. We have mutual respect for each other and it helps us get through the good and bad moments in sailing. We will be leaving Rio gaining really valuable experience that we can take forward to 2020" said the brothers. Dannie and Erin said "We made a few too many mistakes and we didn't put together the races we know we are capable of. It's been a loang road to Rio and we've had our ups and downs but at the end of the day, we are friends and we are proud that we made it here. Hard work got us here." On behalf of sailors across Nova Scotia thank you for making us feel so proud!
A young NS sailor from the RNSYS showed some outstanding sportmanship on the water at CORK. So very proud of Molly Anderson! What did she do? See the video by clicking the link below
Sunday, 31 July 2016 22:28

DYC Wins 3 of 4 Metro Regatta Classes

It was almost a clean sweep by sailors from Dartmouth Yacht Club as they captured 3 of 4 Metro Regatta Classes this weekend.Rod Stright and Equinox captured B-Class while Rob Arsenault on Duke in Altum won C-Class. Rounding out the three DYC winners was Steve Snider on Intrepid in D-Class. Capturing A-Class was Ed Steeves and One More Time from the Royal Nova Sotia Yacht Squadron. Awards were presented in a ceremony at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic following racing. Special thanks to The Maritime Museum and Waterfront Development Corp for their support and the Race Management which was provided by Luke Porter (pictured at left) and his team from RNSYS. Full results can be found below.
Saturday, 30 July 2016 15:55

Metro Regatta Underway with 25 Boats

With great sailing in the forecast and lots of activity on the Halifax Waterfront 25 boats with more than 150 sailors are taking part in Metro Regatta this Natal Day weekend. Led by Sail Nova Scotia and supported by Waterfront Development and the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, racing is being run by the RNSYS.Any notices that need to be posted during the Regatta will be posted here along with the Saturday and Final results when ready.
For the seventh year in a row, Sail Nova Scotia has launched its Mobile Sailing Program. With a goal to bring youth sailing programs to areas of the province without, the program has introduced more than 700 kids to sailing. One of the goals too is to encourage communities to develop their own youth program and we have been successful on that in a number of communities. This year the program will visit Pictou, Antigonish, Ketch Harbour, Grand Lake and Shortts Lake. The program will be led by Ryan Davis (left) and Tom Tzagarakis.
Friday, 08 July 2016 16:20

Metro Regatta Returns Downtown

Sail Nova Scotia is excited to announce that the annual Metro Regatta will return to the downtown Halifax Waterfront over the Natal Day long weekend set for July 30-31 this year. Sail NS is organizing the event with Race Management supplied by the team at the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron. Details, including the NOR and event poster can be found here.Registration fee is $75 per boat. On-line registration is now closed. Skippers can register from 10am - 12 noon at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic on Saturday.See you on the waterfront Natal Day Weekend!
Under beautiful blue skies and with nice winds, Sail NS held its annual Boxing Rock Cup Race (formerly the Harbour Race) today. 33 boats participated with many more taking part in the raftup party. More than 200 sailors raised funds for the Nova Scotia Sailing Team.Winning the Bedford start was Agent 99 skippered by Rob Crutcher while Christian Grantmyre skippered Hula to first place from the RNSYS start. Liz White was top female skipper aboard RogueWave.Winners will be recognized at the annual Sail Nova Scotia awards to be held Saturday, October 22. Full results are attached below.Thank you to everyone who participated and help put the event on. Special thanks to Boxing Rock for their support.
Best of luck to all the Nova Scotia sailors taking part in the 50th Newport to Bermuda race which begins on Friday.Nova Scotia skippers in the race (as reported to Sail NS by the one and only Mike Evans) include Liz Shaw, Stuart MacRae, Todd Barnard, Mike Evans, and Bill Greenwood. Several others are crew on boats. Follow the race here.
Tuesday, 14 June 2016 16:28

Boxing Rock Cup Race Set for Saturday

The weather looks fantastic for the annual harbour race now known as the Boxing Rock Cup Race which is set for Saturday, June 18. It is a pursuit race with starts at BBYC and RNSYS with the finish off Bishop's Landing. Base start time is 1:00pm. The event is the largest fundraiser for the Nova Scotia Sailing Team. All the details on the attached NOR and event poster.