News Releases

Monday, 14 July 2014 00:00

ARK Regatta Hosts Martin 16 Fleet

For the first time ARK Regatta at Bedford Basin Yacht Club hosted a fleet of Martin 16s.Three sailors took part all from the Sail Able program based out of RNSYS.Capturing first place was Jason Everett, followed by Vicki Morton, and in 3rd place Debbie Morgan.With more and more clubs offering programming in Martin 16s the fleets at regattas should be growing soon.Full results from ARK Regatta can be found here. 
Congratulations to Cameron Shaw & Nicholas Yuill for capturing the Under 16 Provincial Sailing Championship at ARK Regatta in Bedford which wrapped up Sunday, July 13. Chris & Nicholas, from RNSYS, captured the title with an outstanding performance in the 420 class. The photo is them receiving their award from Provincial Sailing Coach Lisa Ross.Full ARK results are posted here.The next Provincial Championships will held at the St. Margaret's Bay Wind Regatta  July 18-20. The Laser, Radial, and U-18 crowns will be on the line then.
Wednesday, 02 July 2014 00:00

2014 Opti Circuit Announced

Sail Nova Scotia is pleased to offer a Optimist Class Provincial circuit for sailors in NS this summer. The circuit consists of two mandatory events, 1 of 3 Provincial Events and 1 of 3 regional events.For full details check out the circuit poster.
Tuesday, 17 June 2014 00:00

Opti Clinic June 20-22

The Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron together with COAST is offering an Opti Coach Clinic for all coaches and sailors this weekend at RNSYS. The Clinic is suitable for sailors of all abilities.
May 31st - June 1st, Lunenburg Yacht Club, in partnership with Sail Nova Scotia, played host to a successful Sail Canada Coaching Para Sailors Professional Development workshop. Sailing coaches and program leaders from around Nova Scotia and Cape Breton gathered for the one day workshop to learn about sailing specific considerations and adaptations for sailors with a disability. Given high demand, the workshop was offered to two different groups, one on Saturday and one on Sunday. Both days saw sunny conditions and light wind, good news since most of the workshop takes place outside: on the docks to learn and practice transfers, and on the water to try out the accessible boats and practice companioning skills.  There was a strong Lunenburg Yacht Club contingent as LYC prepares to launch their Sail Able program this summer, using their two newly acquired Martin 16s. A big thank you to Sail Able Halifax coach Dee Osmond, who helped to organize and facilitate the workshop, and Sail Able Halifax sailors Kevin Penny and Debbie Earle, who shared their knowledge and expertise so generously with the participants.   
Saturday, 24 May 2014 00:00

Garrison Cup Race 2014 Great Success

The 2014 Garrison Cup Race attracted 34 boats and more than 200 sailors for the annual event.Under grey cool skies 2nd Hummin defended its title by capturing the Bedford Basin start while Silver Woman captured the title from the RNSYS start. Karen Fowler and the crew of Cheap Thrill was first across the line led by a female skipper. Full results can be found on the link below.The Garrison Cup is the largest fundraiser for the Nova Scotia Sailing Team.Thank you to all those who participated. 
Sail Nova Scotia is very excited to announce that we will be offering the Sail Canada Coaching Athletes With a Disability module for instructors, coaches and volunteers at Lunenburg Yacht Club on Saturday, May 31 and Sunday, June 1. The one day course (candidates can choose which day) will train instructors and coaches all they need to know about working with athletes with a disability. The one day module will cover a range ot topics. Space is limited and candidates will be selected based on their application which can be found below.The application deadline is Friday, May 9.
Monday, 14 April 2014 00:00

2014 Provincial Sailing Circuit

Sail Nova Scotia is pleased to once again offer a Provincial Sailing Circuit for those competing in the Laser Radial Class and the Club 420 Class.The circuit encourages teams to travel to regattas throughout the province where they will benefit from guest coaches and sailing in different conditions. Sailors are scored after each event and then totalled at year end. Dates for the events can be found on the Circuit Poster. For more information contact Lisa Ross, Provincial Sailing coach.
Thursday, 10 April 2014 00:00

2014 Provincial Sailing Circuit Announced

Sail Nova Scotia is once again holding a Club 420 Circuit and Laser Radial Circuit for all racers this summer. Take a look at the poster for all the dates and details.
Sail Canada is progressing well with Transport Canada to reduce the amount of distress signaling equipment that recreational craft are required to carry.  Currently, the carriage requirement is for 3 flares in vessels up to 6m, 6 flares for vessels between 6m and 9m and 12 flares for vessels over 9m. Transport Canada have agreed with Sail Canada’s contention that, in light of developments in other forms of communicating distress, the amount of pyrotechnics required to be carried can be reduced, lessening the potential for injury from accidental discharge or misuse, decreasing the problems associated with disposal of time-expired pyrotechnics and reducing the cost to sailors. At the same time, developments in non-pyrotechnic flares will result in a standard for such being developed, allowing them to replace traditional flares in time. Stay tuned!