At last, summer has almost arrived and that can only mean one thing… LET'S GO SAILING! Sail Able Association of Nova Scotia is running again for the 2013 season. This is our fifth season at the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron and we are looking forward to a safe and successful program.
We are very pleased to have David Blair back for a 3rd season and are happy to announce that this year we will have an additional instructor supporting David and the program. Dee Osmond will join our program for 10 weeks over the summer. Because we now have two instructors, we hope to provide more sailing opportunities for individuals with disabilities this summer.
If you would like to go sailing, please e-mail our organization to arrange a sailing time. We take bookings starting at 10 AM. Once again our membership fee this year will be $25 and it will cost $7 for a two hour lesson/sail.
Finally, we will once again have our annual Bar-B-Q. This will take place on Saturday, June 22nd from 11 AM-4 PM. Please drop by to the RNSYS for a hot dog and beverage and a chance to socialize with other members of our organization. If were lucky, the weather may even cooperate and we will be able to take people out onto the water in one of our specially designed sailboats. Please send us an e-mail if you think you will be attending our Bar-B-Q.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us by e-mail. Our e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also contact us by telephone at 902-229-1513.
Mobility Cup 2013 open for registration.
Sail Able Membership Form 2013 - email email@example.com for a copy
June 2, Coaching clinic a huge success!
Sail Able Association of Nova Scotia was very fortunate to have Jenny Davey from Montréal come and visit to offer a coaching clinic.
Five coaches from Nova Scotia and New Brunswick participated in the daylong clinic which focused on how to support sailors with disabilities. Participants were informed about how to support persons with various disabilities on and off the water. Participants learn how to properly transfer individuals in and out of the boat, became familiar with various types of sailboats used in Able Sail programs, and were trained on how to install and use adaptive equipment on our Martin 16 sailboats. Participants also had the opportunity to sail the Martin 16 and the 2.4m sailboat independently and with a disabled sailor.
After successfully completing the course, these coaches received certification from Sail Canada and obtained the skills that would allow them to instruct/coach in a disabled sailing program.
We would like to thank everyone who was involved in this clinic especially Jenny Davey who volunteered her time to teach the clinic. We would also like to thank the Nova Scotia Yachting Association for providing the funding for the clinic as well as providing lunch for the participants. We were very lucky that the weather cooperated and that everyone had a great time.
Coaching athletes with a disability clinic, June 1 & 2, report
June 3, 2013 - REDRAW NEW WINNER - Joe Rudderham of Bedford NS!!! (unable to contact the first draw recipient)
2014 IFDS World Championships, Halifax, NS, website posted - CLICK HERE
Sail Able Cape Breton - CLICK HERE
The International Federation of Disabled Sailing has chosen the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron as the host of the 2014 IFDS World Championships. This will be a qualifying event for the 2016 Brazil Paralympic Games. There will be 3 fleets competing: 2.4 mR (one person), Skud 18 (two person) and the Sonar (three person). It is expected to have over 100 boats and 40 nations competing.
Sail Able is excited to team with the RNSYS to help prepare for this event!
Mobility Cup 2013 has been awarded to The Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron and Sailable.
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