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Youth Racing information

Ottawa River Training Camp

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.

Race Team Update

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.

Youth at NOD!

Youth at NODThis past weekend some of NSC’s Race Team and Sailing School staff participated in NOD! Everyone had a blast, despite the sometimes lackluster winds!

Congratulations to NSC’s very own Able Sail Coach Andrew Faurschou on his win at this year’s NSC One Design Regatta as well as and Spencer Klymyshyn and David Schram, members of the Youth Race Team, on their 3rd place finish! NSC had a great showing in the 420 fleet at NOD this year with 6 boats racing.

A big thanks to Natalie Tanczak and sailing school staff for rounding up the troops and helping get a fantastic group of racers out to this event.

The team is looking forward to a great year of racing!

420 Named Top Youth Training Boat

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.”

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CORK Update: A Stormy Tuesday in Kingston

CORK is one of the largest regattas of the summer in Ontario, and it’s usually windy, sometimes chaotic, and always exciting! It’s a challenge for sailors of all abilities, where athletes really get to test themselves on the water. The NSC Race team headed out to Kingston last week to train, and competition began this week. more…

NSC Racers at Fruitbowl

The NSC Youth Race Teams and CANSail 3/4 sailors competed at Sail Central, hosted by Fruitbowl at Hudson Yacht Club last weekend. NSC had a strong presence at the regatta, bringing 16 sailors from lasers and 420s. Our sailors performed very well, bringing back a 2nd place in a 46 boat club 420 fleet and a 4th place in the laser radials. The CANSail 3/4 program sent 4 of their top sailors who had some good moments, finishing 4th and 6th in one of the races. The sailors are back in Ottawa getting ready for Gatineau River Yacht Club next Weekend!

Race Team: NSC Rocks the Race Course at Steerers and Four Sisters

Congratulations to the NSC youth Race Team on their amazing performance at the Port Credit Yacht Club last weekend! The team attended both the Steerers and the Four Sisters regattas last weekend, with three boats competing in the Laser Radial class, and one boat in the club 420 class. Racer Sam Lowery dominated at PCYC, bringing home a 1st place in the Radial class at Steerers, which he followed up with a 2nd place at Four Sisters. Teammates Natalie Tanczak and David Schramm also made a strong showing in the Radial fleet, consistently placing in the top 15 boats. On the 420 course, twin brothers Mitchell and Julian Lowery gave their other brother a run for his money, placing 4th at Steerers, and 9th at Four Sisters. We’re incredibly proud of what our athletes have accomplished, and we’re looking forward to many more regattas in the future! more…