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Dinghy Racing Dates 2014:

Spring Dinghy Regatta May 24, 2014 to May 25, 2014 Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron

Coast Opti Clinic  June 21, 2014 Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron

CYC’s Summer Session 1 begins June 30, 2014 to July 11, 2014 Chester Yacht Club

ARK Regatta Jul 12, 2014 to Jul 13, 2014 Bedford Basin Yacht Club

2014 Sail East  Jul 18, 2014 to Jul 20, 2014 St. Margaret Sailing Club

Bay Wind Regatta & Sail East  Jul 19, 2014 to Jul 20, 2014 St. Margaret Sailing Club

Opti Jam Aug 06, 2014 to Aug 07, 2014 Chester Yacht Club

Opti Canadians Aug 16, 2014 to Aug 22, 2014 Lunenburg, Nova Scotia

Kennedy Cup Aug 30, 2014 to Aug 31, 2014 Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron

Nova Scotia Opti Provincials Sep 27, 2014 to Sep 28, 2014 Hubbards Sailing Club

Fall Dinghy Regatta Oct 18, 2014 to Oct 19, 2014 Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron

Learn To Sail Report:

As 2013 winds down, I think back on the wonderful season we had with learn to sail and all of the great people that were involved.  With over 200 registrations it was a busy season and without the help of Kim it would not have been possible.  Along with regular programming we attended just about every regatta in the province producing great results with two sailors in particular standing out among the rest.  Will McInnis and Conner Mraz were the top opti sailors at CYC this year and placed well at regattas as well.  Both attended the opti nationals in Montreal with great results, landing Will on the national team heading to Argentina for the worlds in 2014.  Well done Will!

Every year our program continues to grow in both quantity and quality, this year we had 9 coaches with volunteer coaches coming and going throughout the season. With more sailors and more coaches it leads to more boats: this year we had 9 coach boats (RIB’s), 8  420’s, 17 opti’s  and 5 echo’s, add to that the private  boats during Session 3 we had over 50 boats involved in the program.  Needless to say the coaches had their hands full and I am proud to say that this season went very well with little to no problems.  All this culminates to CYC have one of the largest Learn to sail programs in the province.

Coaches are what makes the program and having a great group of coaches working together made everything  run smooth, unfortunately not all of the coaches will be returning next year as they cycle through the program and move on to bigger  and better things in life.  Also after a long tenor as Jr Director Paul Avery has stepped down and both Kim and myself will share the responsibilities of director.  We would like to give Paul a huge thank you for all that he has put into the program over the years, he will surely be missed.  I will be returning as Learn to sail manager and Kim will return as administrator, along with Heather Martin as parent liaison.

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