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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.
Wednesday, 02 May 2012 16:23

2013 Canada Games Sailing Manager Wanted

The Nova Scotia Yachting Association is seeking applications for the position of 2013 Canada Games Sailing Team Manager.The 2013 Games will be held in Sherbrooke, Quebec the first week of August 2013. This is a volunteer position with responsibilities from June 1, 2012 through September 2013. Canada Games requires that if female athletes are on the team that one of the Coach or Manager must be female. Craig Guthrie will coach the team so therefore the Manager must be female. For more information click here Sailing Team ManagerApplication deadline is Tuesday, May 22, 2012
26 sailing enthusiasts from all but one yacht club in Cape Breton came together in Baddeck on Saturday, April 14 for the first ever Cape Breton Sailing Summit. Presentations by NS Health & Wellness, Economic Development and Sport Nova Scotia began the day. Those were followed by the participants putting together a SWOT Analysis of Sailing in Cape Breton followed by listing initiatives and priorities.All agreed it was a very useful and productive day with many relationships established and communication channels opened.A Summit report will be developed in the next few weeks followed by a list of actions arising from the meeting.Many thanks to all who attended and for the Bras d'Or Yacht Club for hosting.
Tuesday, 27 March 2012 18:02

Flinn and Burns Named to Canadian Team

CYA is proud to announce the Canadian Sailing Team to take part in the ISAF Youth World Sailing Championship in Dun Laoghaire, Ireland this summer:· Laser Radial (boy's one person dinghy): Hugh Macrae, KYC· Laser Radial (girl's one person dinghy): Violet Stafford, KYC/RCYC· International 420s (boy's two person dinghy): Max Flinn & Andrew Burns, RNSYS· International 420s (girl's two person dinghy): Meredith Megarry, RCYC, and Crew Ali Ten Hove, KYC.· RS:X Boys (Boy's Windsurfer): Jean-Sebastien Fugere, Club Multivoile 4 saisons· 29er (open high performance dinghy): Frédérique Tougas & Florence Pépin Delhaes, PCYC/CdVL The support team consists of: Team Leader, Brian Todd, Chris Hewson and Sam Crothers.The team was selected in accordance with the 2011 selection criteria set out by the CYA last year.The ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship 2012, will be held from 12-21 July in Dun Laoghaire, Ireland. It marks the 42nd edition of the championship. The venue for the championship will be the Royal St George, National and Royal Irish yacht clubs on Dublin Bay with racing in eight events. To find out complete event details click HERE. 
Tuesday, 21 February 2012 13:47

Flinn and Burns Qualify for Youth Worlds

Congratulations to Max Flinn and Andrew Burns from the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron who finished in 5th place at the 420 Mid-Winter Regatta which concluded in Jensen Beach, Florida on Monday. By virtue of their excellent result and their first place finish at the Canadian Youth Championships in 2011, the duo has now qualified to represent Canada at the 2012 ISAF Youth World Sailing Championships in Sligo, Ireland this summer.Other RNSYS sailors at the 420 Mid-Winters were Allie Surrette and Ali Tenhove who finished 55th and Jake Megaffin and Taylor Shaw who finished in 83rd position.The teams were coached at the event by Agustin Ferrario.Full regatta results can be found here.
Tuesday, 21 February 2012 13:31

CANSail Symposium Held in Nova Scotia

The weekend of February 18-19 brought together Learn to Sail Directors, Learning Facilitators and Sailing Instructors from across the province to learn more about the new CYA CANSail program which in Nova Scotia will be rolled out in 2013.Dr. David Telles-Langdon, from the University of Winniped presented 5 Professional Development sessions to attendees, while Jen Braem from Victoria BC spoke about the resources which will accompany the new program including the Instructor Resource Packs and Checklists. Sarah Case from the Canadian Yachting Association spoke about the program as well specifically how it was developed with the Long Term Sailor Development model in mind. She also provided details on the new Community Coach program.
Monday, 06 February 2012 13:48

Will Apold and SMSC Recognized at CYA Awards

The Rolex CYA Awards were held in Toronto on Saturday, February 4 and two Nova Scotians were recognized.Will Apold, a member of both the Bedford Basin Yacht Club and Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron, was named the 2012 Gerry Roufs Offshore Sailor of the Year for winning the Marblehead to Halifax yacht race in July. He was the first Canadian to win the race in the modern era. St. Margaret Sailing Club was awarded the Chisholm Trophy for Excellence in Race Management for their efforts hosting the 2011 CYA National Sailing Championships. Attending the event on behalf of SMSC was Dave Lane.