News Releases

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 
On a beautiful sunny Saturday, June 2 more than 50 boats took part in the annual Appleton ~ Garrison Cup.More than 250 sailors participated in the event which raises funds to support the Nova Scotia Sailing Team and WOW! Women on Water program.Second Hummin from BBYC was first across the line while Highlander was first from the RNSYS start line.This year 8 women skippered boats with top honours going to Foxfire from RNSYS. For the complete results Appleton Garrison Race ResultsThank you to our sponsors; Appleton Estate, Garrison Brewing, Waterfront Development Corp, Doyle Sails, Bishop's Cellar and Hamachi Steakhouse.
Tuesday, 22 May 2012 13:32

Canada Games 2013 Sailing Trials

The NSYA Canada Games Committee has developed the 2013 Sailing Team Trials plan which will be used to select the team that will represent the province at the 2013 Canada Summer Games in Sherbrooke, Quebec. You can find the Trials details here.Nova Scotia has a long tradition of excellence in Sailing at the Canada Games including winning one gold and three silvers at the 2009 Games in PEI.
On May 3, 2012, a new law came into effect regarding the Regulations for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships and for Dangerous Chemicals. It requires that all boats fitted with a toilet be equipped with either a holding tank or a marine sanitation device. It also outlines that portable toilets are permitted if well secured. You can find more information about this on the Transport Canada website here. Pump out facilities are located across Atlnatic Canada. You can find a list and map of the Pump Out Facilities here. 
Thursday, 03 May 2012 11:48

Paul Tingley One of CPCs Super Athletes

Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron 2.4mR sailor Paul Tingley is featured in the recently released Canadian Paralympic Committee Super Athletes campaign. Paul is in the final stages of preparation for the London 2012 Paralympic Games which will be his fourth consecutive Games. In 2008 Paul captured the gold at the 2008 Paralympic Games. Check out the great video here.