News Releases

Cheap Thrill, skippered by Karen Fowler from BBYC captured the Women's Keelboat Provincial Championships last weekend at the regatta hosted by the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron.Crewing on Chep Thrill were Belinda Baird, Jo-Anne Haley and Michelle Carpentier.It's the secodn consecutive Women's Championships for the team.
Sunday, 29 July 2012 18:11

Danielle Dube Begins London Olympics

Best of luck to Danielle Dube, a member of the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron, from Glen Haven as she begins competition at the London Olympic Games in the Radial competition. Racing begins on Sunday, July 29 and wraps up with the Radial medal race on Monday, August 6. These are Danielle's first Olympics. Also a member of the Canadian Sailing Team at the Games is Sport Psychologist Colin Guthrie from Chester. Full results from the Laser Radial event can be found here
Congratulations to Riley & Morgan Morash from the Hubbards Sailing Club who capture the Provincial Under 19 Championships at the St. Margaret Sailing Club Bay Wind Regatta. The Morash borthers scored 5 bullets in the competitive 420 Class fleet in 7 races to win the title.Cameron Shaw from the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron and COAST programs won the Under 16 Provincial Championship at the same regatta with 4 bullets in the Opti fleet. Full results from ARK Regatta can be found here SMSC Bay Wind 2012 Results
WOW! Women On Water works in partnership with the Nova Scotia Yachting Association (NSYA). WOW! Women on Water is seeking a volunteer Event Director for their upcoming 2013 season. We are seeking an individual with excellent planning, organizing, communication, leadership, and fundraising skills. WOW! Women On Water was founded in 2007 in memory of Pamela Lerch, an avid recreational sailor from Dartmouth, who passed away from breast cancer that same year. The purpose of WOW! is to promote women's health across Nova Scotia through the active involvement of sailing. Duties/ Responsibilities: Plan: 2 fundraising events per year Fundraise: seek sponsorship and donations Communication: liaison with key contacts in sailing community, sponsors, and partners. Write and distribute newsletters, media releases, and posters Website: update and maintain website and social media accounts Recruit: volunteers Advocate: promote sailing, and women’s health through physical activity. Qualifications: Event Planning experience Fundraising experience Proven verbal and written communication skills Organization skills Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines Ability to work as a team Technology: Word, Excel, website maintenance, Facebook, Twitter, Skype, and blogs Attention to detail A member of the women's sailing or boating community in NS will have preference Contact: Jacqueline Gahagan - [email protected]">[email protected] or 902-489-1533
Danielle Dube from the RNSYS tuned up for her first Olympic Games next week by winning the Laser Radial Provincial Championships at ARK Regatta last weekend. Danielle heads to London on Thursday and begins competition on July 30th. In the Laser class Alex Palmeter, also from RNSYS, captured the Provincial Championships. This year ARK Regatta attracted more than 120 sailors in 4 classes (Radial, Laser, Opti and 420). The annual regatta was hosted by Bedford Basin Yacht Club.Full regatta results can be found here ARK 2012 Results.
Best of luck to Andrew Burns and Max Flinn from the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron as they begin competition at the 2012 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships in Dublin, Ireland.Andrew & Max will be competing the International 420 class. The event runs from July 12 - 21. teh duo is part of a Canadian contingent of 6 sailors led by coach BrianTodd.Get all the event news including results on the championships website found here.
Monday, 02 July 2012 15:43

What is PHRF - NS?

The NSYA Handicapping Committee has put together a very useful and informative brochure outlining "What A Race Committee needs to know about PHRF-NS". You can find the brochure here NSYA PHRF-NS Handicapping Brochure . The brochure covers three topics; 1 - What is PHRF Nova Scotia, 2 - Setting a Course with PHRF, and 3 - Things to consider when setting up a race.
Friday, 29 June 2012 15:22

WOW Fundraiser BarBQ set for July 7

The annual WOW! Women on Water Barbecue, silent auction and raffle will be held at Garrison Brewing in Halifax on Saturday, July 7 from 3 - 6pm.Tickets are $15 in advance and include a burger and 2 beer samples. All funds raised at the event will go to the WOW!Sailing bursaries and the Pamela Lerch MemoriaL Cup to promote women's health through sailing across Nova Scotia. To purchase tickets contact Jacquie at 489-1533.
On Thursday, June 28, twenty people gathered at LYC to explore and discuss the benefits of establishing the first ever able sail program on the South Shore. The group consisted on interested parents, club members, recreation programmers, Nova Scotia Health & Wellness Staff, and Sport Nova Scotia staff. Also there was Sail Able Nova Scotia co-chair Kevin Penny who first got involved with Sail Able in 2005. It was a very productive meeting and the consensus was that this is something that would beneficial to the region. A small working group was established to continue the excellent progress made Thursday.
Congratulations to Warren Nethercote, an International Sailing Judge for being named Official of the Year at the annual RICOH Sport Nova Scotia Awards which were held Saturday, June 2 at the Marriott Waterfront Hotel in Halifax. Warren has been an official for more than 30 years and last year worked events all around the world including the Etchells World Championships in San Diego.Also recognized as finalists at the event from the sailing community were; Max Flinn and Andrew Burns in the Team of the Year category and Danielle Dube as Female Athlete. The following is a list of other NSYA nominations for the awards; Agustin Ferrario - Coach of the YearJack Flemming - Volunteer of the YearTrihedral Engineering - Sponsor of the YearBrendan Wilton - Male Athlete of the Year