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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.
Dee Osmond, a certified Sail Canada instructor working with the Sail Able NS program is pleased to offer the Coaching Athletes With Disability Module at the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron in June. This one day course will be offered June 18 and June 19 at a cost of $25 which includes lunch. So pick your preferred day and contact Dee [email protected] Here is what the CAWAD module is all about.  This is a professional development module created to provide instructors & coaches with resources and training to work with sailors with a disability. The module is designed to provide the basics of what you need to know to get started, especially in First Contact, Fundamentals, and learn to sail fast settings. Sail Canada Trained and Certified Instructors & coaches, at any CANSail level are eligible to take this course. Volunteers working with para sailors and programs are also encouraged to participate to increase their understanding and awareness. The module is designed to provide additional and specialized information to CANSail instructors and para program volunteers who wish to gain more knowledge or specialize in instructing & coaching sailors with a disability.
Monday, 06 June 2016 14:27

Adult Dinghy Regatta in Shelburne

Shelburne Yacht Club is leading the way when it comes to getting adults back into dinghy racing or providing them an opportunity to try it! Here are the details: The preferred date is Saturday June 25 for a great Team Racing event in Shelburne. (The alternate date is Saturday July 9). If July 9 works better for you, please let Henry know. The details are as follows: Cost: $55 per person. What you get: A full day of team racing organized by the coaching staff at the Shelburne Sailing Academy. This is geared towards adult sailors who are thinking about or otherwise interested in dinghy sailing in Nova Scotia.After sailing there will be a nice sit down dinner put on at the Shelburne Harbour Yacht Club with a Boxing Rock beer pairing. All included in the entry fee. No one will leave disappointed. We're looking for approximately 12-15 interested adults to participate in some of the most exciting toe to toe boat racing in Nova Scotia. The event starts with a briefing at 09:00 at the Shelburne Sailing Academy to sort out strategy and assign teams. The aim is to be on the water by 10:00 and off the water by 4:30. Bring a lunch. Dinner will be served at 6:00 pm. This will be great!To register and for more information contact Henry Pedro [email protected]