This week marks the start of NSC’s hosted Ottawa River Training Camp! With racers from NSC, BYC, GRYC, and EVO all training on the Ottawa river. Through the organization of race coaches on from all clubs we have has a fantastic showing of over 20 boats training together here at NSC and on the Ottawa river. With guest coaching from a past olympian, and experienced race official, these racers are sure to get the most out of their week long training experience.
The NSC Race Team recently travelled to Sarnia, Ontario for the annual Sailfest Regatta. Sailors, Natalie Tanczak and Camden Sutherland participated in the Friday training day and the weekend regatta. Natalie Tanczak arrived on Tuesday morning in order to train alongside the Ontario Sailing Team. Overall the wind varied, but for the actual regatta the conditions were light and shifty. The NSC racers found themselves fighting the extremely strong current, throughout they raced 6 races. Natalie finished 6th overall and won an award for Top Female, while Camden finished 11th overall out of 32 boats.
Weather Seminar by Serge Besner
$300 was raised from this event by Advantage Boating with all proceeds dedicated to NSC’s Youth Sailing programs. Serge, a weather expert from Environment Canada, recently gave a great lecture at to a packed house at NSC on weather preparation when sailing.
A recent article on the sailing news site “Scuttlebutt” did a story on one of our core training boats – the 420:
“The 420 is the youth development boat in 43 countries around the world. It is the equipment for the two-person dinghy boys and two-person dinghy girls events at the ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships, the pinnacle youth event in the world.”
Positions for Sailing Instructors and a Sailing School Administrator are now posted online.
A parents meeting will be held Monday July 21st at 6:00 pm in the NSC sailing school to discuss the various regattas which any interested O’pen Bic Adventure sailors may be interested in attending.
Every Monday from June 30th – August 11th we will be running basic learn to sail sessions for teens looking to get into sailing. more…
Skill, talent, and a passion for coaching young sailors – Andrew Faurschou, Queen’s Sailing Team, and Rae Anne Norwood, Quebec Sailing team 2012-2014, will lead and mentor NSC’s Youth Race team and CANSail 5/6 Learn to Race programs. Both are graduates of our very own NSC High Performance Race Team and have extensive race experience and knowledge in 420’s and Laser Radials. They are great team players who work hard but know how to make sailing fun! more…