News Releases

Tuesday, 18 September 2012 16:39

NSYA Mourns Loss of Art McNeil

The NSYA Board of Directors was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Art McNeil while scuba diving on Sunday, September 16.Art served on the NSYA Board for the past three years. He was a passionate and devoted leader of sailing in the province and in particular in Cape Breton.His contributions to the sport at the Club and Provincial level will be missed by all who knew him.
Tuesday, 18 September 2012 16:19

Shelburne Hosts East Coast Albacore Champs

Last weekend Shelburne Harbour Yacht Club hosted the 2012 East Coast Albacore Championships.Capturing the 16 boat event were the team of Guy Tipton and Eliza Hyde from Shelburne.The first place individual Junior (Under 19) was Tanner Christie. The Yachtsman's Trophy was awarded to the team of David Williams & Clark Blanchard. Sailors from Atlantic Canada and the Eastern United States participated.Full results can be found here
Sunday, 09 September 2012 21:11

Julian Qu Captures Opti Provincials

Julian Qu from the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron and COAST Racing Team captured the 2012 Opti Nova Scotia Provincial Championships held at Bedford Basin Yacht Club this weekend. Julian won the 6 race regatta by 4 points over 2nd place finished Cameron Shaw (RNSYS) and 17 points over 3rd Place finisher Ryan Anderson (RNSYS). Top female at the event was Lauren Sullivan also from the RNSYS & COAST racing programs. 27 boats from Clubs across Nova Scotia competed in the regatta that was shortened due to the weather on Sunday.Full regatta results can be found here.
Nova Scotia youth sailors posted some excellent results at the Canadian Youth Sailing Championships which wrapped up at the Gimli Yacht Club in Manitoba on Saturday, September 1. In the 420 Class Allie Surette and Ali ten Hove from the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron finished in first place with third place going to the team of Jake Megaffin and Alexander Sapp also from RNSYS. In the Laser Radial Class Luke Ruitenberg (RNSYS) finished 1st overall with Corinne Peters (RNSYS) 4th overall, first female overall.The team of Greg Simms and Devan Dube (RNSYS) finished in 2nd place in the 29er class. There were 129 competitors at the 4 day event.Full results here;show_crew=1
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
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.