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Thursday, 14 January 2016 13:00

13th Place at Youth Worlds for 420 Girls

Congratulations to Georgia Lewin-LaFrance and Terra Lanteigne from the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron who finished in 13th overall place at the ISAF Youth World Sailing Championships held in Malaysia in early January.Their result is the best ever in that class for Canada. The team leader for the event was Agustin Ferrario also from RNSYS. Full results can be found here
Sail Nova Scotia celebrated a wonderful year on and off the water at its annual awards held Saturday in a ceremony at Citadel High School following the annual sailing conference. Capturing the Sailor of the Year award was Peter Wickwire who had a great year capturing just about every race he entered with his team including Chester Race Week and the US Match Racing Invitational Regatta. Winning the Female Sailor of the Year was the 49erFX team of Erin Rafuse and Danielle Boyd. Earlier on Saturday they qualified Canada to a berth at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Male Sailor of the Year went to Henry Demone whose year was highlighted by a 3rd place finish at the Sonar World Championships. Female Youth Sailors of the year were Georgia Lewin-LaFrance and Terra Lanteigne who won the 420 Youth Nationals and qualified to represent Canada at the 2015 Youth Worlds in December in Malaysia. Male Youth Sailor of the Year was Luke Ruitenberg who continues to be one of the top single-handed dinghy sailors in the province. Regatta of the Year went to Race the Cape and Official of the Year was Ray Cambria. Instructor of the Year was Max Page with Federico Lopez winning Coach of the Year. New this year was the President's award to recognize someone who has made an outstanding contribution to the sport over many years. This year's winner was Mike Archibald. Volunteer of the Year winner was Michael O'Connor who has contributed greatly to the Learn…
Monday, 19 October 2015 13:53

Annual General Meeting Set for November 20

The Sail Nova Scotia AGM will be held at Sport Nova Scotia, 5516 Spring Garden Road, 3rd floor, Halifax, NS B3J 1G6 on Friday, November 20 at 6pm.A meeting agenda, nominating committee report and suggested by-law amendments can be found here. Other items will be added to that page as they become available (ie. Financials, Annual Report, etc.)The 2015 AGM will be held in advance of our Atlantic Sailing Conference and our Annual Awards which are set for Citadel High School Saturday, November 21. Full details about those two events can be found here.
Sail Nova Scotia is very excited to learn that 420 sailors Terra Lanteigne and Georgia Lewin-LaFrance have been named to Team Canada for the upcoming ISAF Youth World Sailing Championships to take place in December in Malaysia. The duo who sail out of RNSYS were recently named August Team of the Month by Sport Nova Scotia, will be joined by Team Leader Agustin Ferrario who runs the RNSYS program.See who else will represent Canada by going here
Wednesday, 07 October 2015 10:20

Sailing Conference Schedule Released

Sail NS is excited to release the schedule for our 2nd annual Atlantic Sailing Conference to be held Saturday, November 21 at Citadel High School in Halifax. The Conference will bring together leaders, volunteers, coaches, instructors, sailors and power boaters for a great day of information gathering and networking. Last year's inaugural event was a great success with up ton 100 in attendance.Sessions this year range from The Best Sailing Apps to what physiological traits make a great sailor and a whole lot more.We are exited that Dawn Riley is our Keynote speaker. Dawn is a true leader when it comes to sailing having been the first female to lead an America's Cup campaign. Currently she is the director of the Oakcliff Sailing Center in New York. Registration is $25 and includes lunch. You can register on-line here or by contacting the Sail Nova Scotia office.
Friday, 11 September 2015 09:49

Nominations Now Open for Sail NS Board

Sail Nova Scotia is seeking nominations for the Board of Directors.Sail Nova Scotia is an organization whose members are Yacht and Sailing Clubs, Class Associations and businesses involved in sail training. Directors will be elected for a two year term at the annual meeting in November. The position of treasurer is also open. The board of directors of Sail NS meets in Halifax but members may attend by teleconferencing.If you are interested in serving please contact the nomination committee at [email protected] for more information. Nominations must be received by October 5, 2015.
Georgia Lewin-LaFrance and Terra Lanteinge won the female 420 Canadian Youth Championship and finished 2nd overall in the 90 boat fleet. This likely qualifies them to represent Canada at the ISAF Youth World Championships in December in Malaysia.    They will be joined by RNSYS Teammates who who are from Ontario but train in NS, Pat Wilson and Ari Moffat. Pat and Ari won men's and overall title in he 90 boat fleet winning all of the 11 races they sailed!  Other notable finishes in the Canadian Youth National Championships were:  Club 420, 90 boats: Georgia Lewin-LaFrance and Terra Lanteinge, RNSYS, 2nd overall, 1st Female David Sapp and Julian Qu, RNSYS, 4th overall Liam Field and Laura Club 420, SMSC, 21st overall  29er, 18 boats:  Cameron Shaw and Henry Lockyer, RNSYS, 2nd place overall Radial Gold Fleet, 166 boats:  Lauren Sullivan, RNSYS, 29th Antonia Lewin-LaFrance, RNSYS, 32nd Will McInnes, LYC, 39th Laser, 22 boats Franco Fitzgerald, HYC 6th place Thomas Dauphinee, LYC 7th place  Gordon Stevens, RNSYS, 9th place    Full results can be found here
Best of luck to brothers Graeme and Jacob Chaplin-Saunders who are in Rio de Janeiro to take part in the Aquece Olympic Test Event in the 470 Class.The event runs from August 15 - 22 at the Marina de Gloria in Rio and will give Olympic Sailing Organizers a good idea of what needs to be accomplished in the next 12 months to make the sailing competition the best it can be at the Games.Jacob and Graeme are two of 7 Canadian athletes at the event along with a number of Sail Canada Coaches and staff. Read who else is representing Canada here. You can follow the regatta and see results when competition begins next week by going here.
Wednesday, 05 August 2015 10:18

Award Nominations Now Being Received

While we recognize there is still lots of sailing to come before the end of September, we want to remind you that Sail NS is now receiving nominations for our year-end awards to be presented Saturday, November 21 at Citadel High School in Halifax.Results between October 1, 2014 and September 30, 2015 will be considered.Categories include: Sailor of the Year, Male & Female Sailor of the Year, Youth, Offshore, Volunteer, Coach, Regatta, Official, and Instructor of the Year. As well, the Pamela Lerch Cup will also be awarded.To submit a nomination, just send a note to the Sail NS office with the reasons you are nominating the individual. Please include as much detail as you can.The Nomination period will close September 30.
Wednesday, 08 July 2015 12:53

Three NS Race Officials at Pan Am Games

Sail Nova Scotia is proud to say that there are three NS Race Officials who will be taking part at the Pan Am Games that start next week in TorontoRob Williams from Halifax is the Principal Race Officer for the regatta and Shelley Vaughan from the valley and Dan Conrod also from Halifax will be part of his team.Racing takes place at the Royal Canadian Yacht Club and will feature the following classes: Laser, Radial, 49er FX, J-24, Snipe, Sunfish, RSX, Hobie 16, and Lightning. To read about the Canadian Team at the Games go here.
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