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Sunday, 18 November 2012 14:31

Brian Todd Wins NS Sailor of the Year

The Nova Scotia Yachting Association held its annual awards ceremony on Saturday, November 17 to recognize the best in the sport in 2012. Sailor of the Year was Brian Todd, a coach with both the national and provincial sailing teams for many years who has made a significant contribution to the sport. Brian retires at the end of this year. Offshore Sailor of the year went to Todd Barnard for winning his class in the Newport to Bermuda Race. Female Sailor of the Year was Danielle Dube who continues to be one of the best Laser Radial Sailors in the country. She represented Canada at the 2012 Olympic Games last summer. Male Sailor of the Year went to Paul Tingley who represented Canada at his fourth consecutive Paralympic Games last summer finishing 5th overall in the 2.4mR class.Youth Sailors of the Year were Allie Surrette and Ali ten Hove who captured the National Youth Championships in the 420 class and set a number of Canadian records while capturing large US Regattas. Leagcy Fund Award winners were brothers Graeme and Jacob Chaplin-Saunders who continue to train and compete in the 470 class to earn a spot on the Canadian Sailing Team. The Nova Trophy Community Coach Award went to Lesley Taylor from the Hubbards Sailing Club. The WOW! Women On Water Award went to Kate Muir from the Mira Boat Club. Merit awards were handed out to 13 youth sailors from across the province; Julian Qu, Cameron Shaw, Jake Megaffin, Alex…
Join sailors and boaters from scross Nova Scotia at the 2012 NSYA Annual General Meeting which also includes divisional meetings and the sailing awards on Saturday, November 17 at the Saraguay House which is at 360 Purcell's Cove Road in Halifax.Full schedule, and annual report can be found here.See you Saturday.
Friday, 02 November 2012 14:41

Dal U Sailing Team 2nd at Worlds

The 8 members of the Dalhousie University Sailing Team are returning home this weekend with silver medals from the World University Sailing Championships which concluded today in LaRochelle, France. 14 teams from 12 countries competed at the event with the Irish team taking top spot. Ted Murphy was skipper of the Dal Team with crew members; Jacob Chaplin-Saunders, Graeme Chaplin-Saunders, Dave Castle, Justin Hall, Danielle Boyd, Ryan Himmelman and Valerie Keast. The regatta was run in Suprise 30 keelboats. Results can be found here
Tuesday, 23 October 2012 16:00

Dal Wins Canadian Collegiate Keelboat Champs

The 2012 Canadian Collegiate Keelboat Nationals was held October 13-14 in Halifax. The event was hosted by Dalhousie Sailing in conjunction with the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron. Competition was strong with teams traveling from Ontario and Quebec to compete for the national title, and the chance to represent Canada at the 2013 Student Yachting World Cup (SYWoC). Dalhousie University was looking to win the title for the 3rd year in a row, while HEC Montreal and Saint Mary's University (SMU) were looking to showcase their talents as new teams on the CICSA circuit. The University of Ottawa brought a strong team and were not to be underestimated, this year their boat was skippered by 2010 Norwegian SYWoC team member Richard Karlson. The regatta got off to a great start on Saturday with sunny skies and a blustery 20 knot North Easterly breeze. Dalhousie and Saint Mary's dominated the front of the pack, but Dal came out on top with straight bullets. The race committee ran 4 excellent races and at the end of the day Dal was sitting in first, Saint Mary's in second, U of O in 3rd and HEC Montreal in 4th. After a little well needed rest all the competitors met up at a mid-regatta social hosted by one of the Dalhousie Sailing Team members. The party got pretty lively with most of Dal Sailing's 70 members in attendance in addition to the teams from out of town. Of course, with serious racing to be done…
Wednesday, 17 October 2012 16:46

NSYA Nominating Committee Report

As per the NSYA By-Laws, the Nominating Committee report must be released at least one month before the Annual General Meeting.The meeting will be held Saturday, November 17 at the Saraguay House of the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron (360 Purcell's Cove Road) begiing at 12 noon. Nominations for positions on the NSYA Board are allowed from the floor. Maximum Board size is 16. You can find the report here 2012 NSYA Nominating Committee Report.
Friday, 21 September 2012 18:25

3 NS Sailors Head to Bermuda Gold Cup

Best of luck to the team of Peter Wickwire, Evan Petley-Jones and Jeff Brock as they head to Bermuda to compete in the Argo Group Bermuda Gold Cup which is a stop on the Alpari World Match Racing Tour. The 3 Nova Scotians will be joined by Kris Werner from the US at the competition.Racing takes place from October 2-7 at the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club. The match racing competition will feature 16 teams from around the world. Follow the event here. For skipper and Team Bios click here.
Wednesday, 19 September 2012 18:30

Instructor Regatta set for October 12-14

NSYA Atlantic Instructor Regatta and Awards Weekend October 12-14 2012 Hosted by the Shelburne Harbour Yacht Club Open to all sailing coaches and potential coaches aged 14+ in Atlantic Canada Regatta to be sailed in Albacores - will be team racing style.Regatta Fee : $50.00 per person. Feel free to register as individuals, we will be making up the teams once registration is complete. The fee includes munchies Friday upon arrival, 3 meals Saturday, 2 Sunday. These will be served by various community groups in Shelburne.Accommodations: Coaches and potential coaches are welcome to stay at the yacht club, bring sleeping bags, cots, etc. There are also motels nearby - contact Guy Tipton ([email protected]) or Lesley Taylor ([email protected]) for more information.Schedule: Friday, October 12 5:00pm - 8:00pm Coaches arrive, prepare for coach meetings and next day. 8:00pm - 8:30pm Weekend Kick-off, Inspirational Guest Speaker. 8:30pm - 9:30pm CANSail review coach meetings, and planning of dates for 2012-2013 instructor clinics. Saturday, October 13 8:00-8:30 Group Yoga 8:30-9:00 Hot breakfast served at SHYC, Skipper's meeting -team racing briefing by Guy Tipton 10:30 First Warning Signal 4:30 Last Warning Signal 6:30 Event Banquet 7:30 Coach Awards Sunday, October 14 8:00-8:30 Group Yoga 8:30-9:00 Hot breakfast served at SHYC 10:00 First Warning Signal 2:00 Last Warning Signal 4:00 Regatta Awards and Weekend Wrap-upOther Important Details:To register, e-mail or call Lesley Taylor (Email: [email protected] Phone: (902) 789-2333. Once this has happened, you would need to email or call again to cancel registration - PLEASE do not…
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.