News Releases

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 15:43

NSYA Announces Canada Games Support Team

The NSYA is pleased to announce the support team for sailors represented to select the province at the 2013 Canada Games to be held in early August in Sherbrokke, Quebec.Head coach is 2 time Olympian and current Provincial Coach Lisa Ross with help from Women in Coaching Apprentice Coach Lesley Taylor. Team Manager is 2009 Canada Games gold medalist Jonathan Reid while 2008 Paralympic Champion Paul Tingley has been named Support Person for the team. All four will be present at the Canada Games along with up to two boat drivers who have yet to be named. Supporting all our support team is Kathy Spurr, Team Nova Scotia Mission Staff.The team will be slected following ARK Regatta in Beford July 6-7.
With the keelboat racing season just around the corner, it's a good time for Clubs to review all that is required when running races.In 2011, the NSYA published a brochure titled What a Race Committee Needs to know about PHRF-NS. It contains lots of valuable information about setting courses, how to access the yacht database with the ratings and much more. You can find the brochure on our website here PHRF Racing Brochure. You can also find a number of links to other valuable PHRF-NS information on our website here.
Tuesday, 26 February 2013 12:54

Corinne Peters Qualifies for Youth Worlds

Corinne Peters from the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron has earned a spot on Team Canada that will be competing at the 2013 Volvo Youth Worlds Sailing Championships this July in Cyprus in the Laser Radial Class. She won the sailing trials over an Ontario sailor. The trials consisted of best score of two regattas the 2012 Youth Nationals and the 2013 Laser Mid-Winters East which was held on the weekend in Clearwater, FL. Corinne finished 23rd overall in the 105 boat fleet. Corinne was coached at the event by Agustin Ferrario.Corinne joins 4 other NS Sailors on the Youth Worlds team. Earlier this month Allie Surrette, Ali ten Hove, Jake Megaffin and Alex Sapp all qualified in the 420 class. Full results here;show_division=1&show_country=1
Tuesday, 19 February 2013 13:26

Four 420 Sailors Qualify for Youth Worlds

4 Nova Scotia Athletes qualified to represent Canada at the 2013 Youth Sailing Worlds Championships to be held in Cyprus in July. The female team of Allie Surrette and Ali ten Hove from the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron finished 9th overall at the Club 420 Mid-Winter championships in Jensen Beach, FL. In August they captured the National Youth Championships in Gimli, MB and will be nominated by Sail Canada to represent the country in Cyprus. On the men's side Jake Megaffin and Alex Sapp, also from RNSYS finished in 11th position in the 76 boat fleet. Their excellent result along with their finish at Youth Nationals also qualifies them to be nominated by Sail Canada. Both teams were coached by Agustin Ferrario.Full results here;show_crew=1&preview=1 Later this week Nova Scotia's best Laser sailors will compete at their mid-winter regatta in Florida with spots on the Youth Worlds team also on the line.
Monday, 28 January 2013 16:11

NSYA Develops LTSD Implementation Plan

In January after 20 months of work the, NSYA Board of Directors approved the NSYA Long Term Sailor Development Plan. The Plan outlines priorities and actions for alignment with the Sail Canada Long Term Sailor Development model. It is inteded to grow the sport and improve the delivery of our programs and competitions.You can find the Plan here LTSD Plan.
Friday, 07 December 2012 18:57

4 Nova Scotians Win National Sailing Awards

3 athletes and a coach will be recognized at the Rolex Sail Canada National Awards to be held Saturday, January 19 at a ceremony in Toronto. Allison Surrette and Ali ten Hove both from the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron are the recipients of the Female Youth Sailors of the year for their outstanding 2012 season in the 420 class. The duo set three Canadian records at three large US Regattas and also captured the Youth Nationals sailing championship. Their coach Agustin Ferrario, also representing the RNSYS, will be recognized as Sail Canada Coach of the Year. And from Chester, 470 Class sailor Jacob Chaplin-Saunders will be awarded the Nathan Cowan Memorial Award for Developing sailors. This award goes to the sailor with an outstanding achievement in national and international events, brought recognition to Canadian competitive sailing and has demonstrated an effort through sponsorship and fundraising. For a complete list of winners, click here.
Tuesday, 04 December 2012 16:12

NSYA Looking for Mobile Sailing Instructors

The NSYA is now accepting applications from instructors for summer positions with the Mobile Sailing Program which will travel throughout Nova Scotia in summer 2013. Full details about the program can be found here. The job ad for instructors can be found here Mobile 2013 Instructor Ad Any questions, please contact Frank Denis, NSYA Executive Director at [email protected]"
Wednesday, 21 November 2012 19:00

Mobility Cup Returns to NS in 2013

The Mobility Cup, Canada's largest regatta for those with a disability is returning to Nova Scotia in 2013. Racing will take place at the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron in Halifax in late August.See more information HERE.
Sunday, 18 November 2012 14:31

Brian Todd Wins NS Sailor of the Year

The Nova Scotia Yachting Association held its annual awards ceremony on Saturday, November 17 to recognize the best in the sport in 2012. Sailor of the Year was Brian Todd, a coach with both the national and provincial sailing teams for many years who has made a significant contribution to the sport. Brian retires at the end of this year. Offshore Sailor of the year went to Todd Barnard for winning his class in the Newport to Bermuda Race. Female Sailor of the Year was Danielle Dube who continues to be one of the best Laser Radial Sailors in the country. She represented Canada at the 2012 Olympic Games last summer. Male Sailor of the Year went to Paul Tingley who represented Canada at his fourth consecutive Paralympic Games last summer finishing 5th overall in the 2.4mR class.Youth Sailors of the Year were Allie Surrette and Ali ten Hove who captured the National Youth Championships in the 420 class and set a number of Canadian records while capturing large US Regattas. Leagcy Fund Award winners were brothers Graeme and Jacob Chaplin-Saunders who continue to train and compete in the 470 class to earn a spot on the Canadian Sailing Team. The Nova Trophy Community Coach Award went to Lesley Taylor from the Hubbards Sailing Club. The WOW! Women On Water Award went to Kate Muir from the Mira Boat Club. Merit awards were handed out to 13 youth sailors from across the province; Julian Qu, Cameron Shaw, Jake Megaffin, Alex…
Join sailors and boaters from scross Nova Scotia at the 2012 NSYA Annual General Meeting which also includes divisional meetings and the sailing awards on Saturday, November 17 at the Saraguay House which is at 360 Purcell's Cove Road in Halifax.Full schedule, and annual report can be found here.See you Saturday.