News Releases

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.
Friday, 02 November 2012 14:41

Dal U Sailing Team 2nd at Worlds

The 8 members of the Dalhousie University Sailing Team are returning home this weekend with silver medals from the World University Sailing Championships which concluded today in LaRochelle, France. 14 teams from 12 countries competed at the event with the Irish team taking top spot. Ted Murphy was skipper of the Dal Team with crew members; Jacob Chaplin-Saunders, Graeme Chaplin-Saunders, Dave Castle, Justin Hall, Danielle Boyd, Ryan Himmelman and Valerie Keast. The regatta was run in Suprise 30 keelboats. Results can be found here
Tuesday, 23 October 2012 16:00

Dal Wins Canadian Collegiate Keelboat Champs

The 2012 Canadian Collegiate Keelboat Nationals was held October 13-14 in Halifax. The event was hosted by Dalhousie Sailing in conjunction with the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron. Competition was strong with teams traveling from Ontario and Quebec to compete for the national title, and the chance to represent Canada at the 2013 Student Yachting World Cup (SYWoC). Dalhousie University was looking to win the title for the 3rd year in a row, while HEC Montreal and Saint Mary's University (SMU) were looking to showcase their talents as new teams on the CICSA circuit. The University of Ottawa brought a strong team and were not to be underestimated, this year their boat was skippered by 2010 Norwegian SYWoC team member Richard Karlson. The regatta got off to a great start on Saturday with sunny skies and a blustery 20 knot North Easterly breeze. Dalhousie and Saint Mary's dominated the front of the pack, but Dal came out on top with straight bullets. The race committee ran 4 excellent races and at the end of the day Dal was sitting in first, Saint Mary's in second, U of O in 3rd and HEC Montreal in 4th. After a little well needed rest all the competitors met up at a mid-regatta social hosted by one of the Dalhousie Sailing Team members. The party got pretty lively with most of Dal Sailing's 70 members in attendance in addition to the teams from out of town. Of course, with serious racing to be done…
Wednesday, 17 October 2012 16:46

NSYA Nominating Committee Report

As per the NSYA By-Laws, the Nominating Committee report must be released at least one month before the Annual General Meeting.The meeting will be held Saturday, November 17 at the Saraguay House of the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron (360 Purcell's Cove Road) begiing at 12 noon. Nominations for positions on the NSYA Board are allowed from the floor. Maximum Board size is 16. You can find the report here 2012 NSYA Nominating Committee Report.
Friday, 21 September 2012 18:25

3 NS Sailors Head to Bermuda Gold Cup

Best of luck to the team of Peter Wickwire, Evan Petley-Jones and Jeff Brock as they head to Bermuda to compete in the Argo Group Bermuda Gold Cup which is a stop on the Alpari World Match Racing Tour. The 3 Nova Scotians will be joined by Kris Werner from the US at the competition.Racing takes place from October 2-7 at the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club. The match racing competition will feature 16 teams from around the world. Follow the event here. For skipper and Team Bios click here.