Sail Nova Scotia and the Canadian Sport Centre Atlantic (CSCA) are excited to announce Stephen Waldie as the provincial skiff development coach. Stephen brings 15 years of high-performance experience as an athlete and a coach to his new role. Hailing from Montreal, Stephen will be working with Club Race Team coaches across the province and leading the Nova Scotia Sailing Team program. Stephen will be joining a team of CSCA coaches which includes national coaches such as Jack Hanratty (Rugby Canada), Patrick Cody (Row Canada), Kevin McIntyre (Atlantic Division of Canoe Kayak Canada), Csom Latorowvski (Canoe Kayak Canada), and Kryzysztof Kierkowski (Sail Canada).
Stephen is looking forward to growing the base of sailing athletes in Canada and encouraging young sailors to pursue high-performance racing.
“I am passionate about sailing as a competitive sport, and my goal is always to inspire more young people to pursue high-performance sailing,” said Waldie.
Stephen was the coach for Team Canada at the 2018 and 2019 Youth Worlds and named the Quebec Sailing Coach of the Year in 2019.
“All of us at Sail Nova Scotia are excited to have Stephen Waldie join our team. We are looking forward to seeing the impact he will have on athletes and coaches in the sailing community,” said Frank Denis, Sail Nova Scotia Executive Director.
Stephen’s official start date with Sail Nova Scotia is February 1, 2021.
For more information please contact Frank Denis, Sail Nova Scotia Executive Director [email protected]