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Wednesday, 29 August 2012 16:36

Tingley Set To Defend Paralympic Gold

While the Paralympic Games Opening Ceremonies begin this evening, the sailing competition does not begin until Saturday, September 1.Paul Tingley from the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron leads the Canadian Sailing Team at the event and will be out to defend the 2008 Paralympic Gold Medal in the 2.4 mR class. Brian Todd of Glen Haven, NS is Team Leader at the GamesThe regatta consists of 11 races, two a day through the first 5 days with the final race scheduled for Thursday, September 6. Check out all the news and results on the 2012 Paralympic Games site here.
Evan Bower and Nick Williams from the Shelburne Harbour Yacht Club defended their Navy League Sailing National Championship last weekend in Kingston, Ontario. The week provided a mixture of wind conditions ranging from 5 to 18 knots on any given day. Bower and Williams from Squadron Shelburne 180 sailing out of Shelburne Harbour Yacht Club, sailed a amazingly consistent regatta scoring 12 points from the series of 11 races. They won the regatta with a clear day to spare. Evan Bower and Nick Williams were the first team from Shelburne to ever win this regatta last year and the first to retain it. The two year winning streak by the pair from Nova Scoita ends a decade of BC dominance in Cadet sailing world. Evan and Nick are certified CYA sailing coaches and part of the NS sailing team.
In what was termed a very close, well sailed - tactical battle - - Matt King and Guy Tipton, of the Shelburne Harbour Yacht Club, emerged as the winners of the 2012 Albacore North American Dinghy Championship. The 3 day regatta was hosted at the Buffalo Canoe Club on Crystal Beach, Ontario on the weekend under clear skies, a light to medium breeze and 30 degree C temperatures. Out on the waters of Lake Erie - former International and World Champions were jockeying for positions as each race was posted over the 3 days. Several of the 36 boats had a share of the lead as the regatta progressed. "We knew the overall standings for the regatta were very close going into the last race today (Sunday) and we had to place well against certain competitors". - "We were lucky enough to accomplish that and we won the regatta by half a boatlength and just 1 point. It doesn't get any closer than that!!" Matt and Guy will now be attending the East Coast Albacore Championships on Labour Day Weekend in Shelburne and then prepare to attend the Heineken High Performance Dinghy Regatta in Rye, New York in October For results of the regatta go to http://albacore.ca/node/583
Adelaide von Kurstell and Jennifer Aftanas from the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron,captured the 2012 NSYA 420 Class Championship Series with their performance at the Kennedy Cup Regatta held August 25-26 at the RNSYS.The Championship Series consisted of scores from 3 summer regattas; Bay Wind Regatta, one of 420 Nationals and Sail East, and the Kennedy Cup. More than 55 boats competed in the series this summer.Complete series scores are posted here.
Allie Surrette and Ali ten Hove from the RNSYS posted the best ever finish by a Canadian boat at the Hyannis 420 Regatta finishing in 2nd place overall. The regatta attracted 100 boats. Ted and Minette Murphy finished in 10th position while Jake Megaffin and Alex Sapp finished in 28th overall. Both teams are also from RNSYS. Full regatta results here.
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 Cheap Thrill were Belinda Baird, Jo-Anne Haley and Michelle Carpentier.It's the secodn consecutive Women's Championships for the team.
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 http://www.london2012.com/sailing/event/laser-radial-women/index.html
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