Shelburne Harbour Sailing Academy News
July 4th the launch of our first day of classes: We began our expanded program and garnered the interest of sailors divided into three classes including an introductory course, an Opti class and an Albacore class. These new programs have been so well received that we have enrolled over 20 sailors for each week of July.
Community Coaches’ at the Sail Canada Clinic – The first weekend of July SHYC hosted coach candidates from across the Province to become accredited; the clinic was run by our very own Guy Tipton from June 31-July 4th.
Two Week Adult Sailing Classes set for August
Available Dates: Tuesday and Thursday Nights
Course 1 – August 2, 4, 9, and 11
Course 2 – August 16, 18, 23, 25
Sail Nova Scotia’s Provincial Race coach and 2 time Canadian Olympian Lisa Ross attended our program to shadow Shelburne’s provincially renowned community sailing program on July the 6th which included her participation in our weekly Albacore race! Did the Albacore rookie Lisa Ross paired with Tanner Christie lead to an upset of our local racers? Did our local racers employ their years of Albacore racing to outweigh our guest of honor? To find out we’d encourage you to take a peek at our weekly Wednesday Night albacore results posted in the Club!
SHYC Sailors will compete in Bedeck – The week of August 8 – 12: 420 competitors include Mason Bell, Sam Foss, Maya Trevors, Tanner Christie, Savannah Taylor; Opti competitors include Rafael Pedro, Ollie Tipton, Willie Tipton, Forest Robinson, Brian Jensen. Programs in Shelburne will be open for registration.
News Briefs: At the November 2015 Sail Nova Scotia AGM and conference Shelburne’s Henry Pedro was elected to the Sail Nova Scotia Board of Directors. The SailNS Board did a breakout group at the conference on community programs in which the Shelburne Harbour Yacht Club was featured as a club to watch for our Adult dinghy sailing and for our membership support and involvement with our sailing school.
Results at Bedford Basin Yacht Club – Three Boats in the top ten 420 fleet
Tanner Christie and Paul Corkum
Savannah Taylor and Isabella Goodwin
Nick Williams and Kelsie MacLean
Ollie Tipton – 2nd place in his age group
Forrest Robinson – First time at ARC in the Green Fleet
St Margaret’s Bay, 420 Canadian Nationals
Tanner Christie & Paul Corkum – 5th Place over all (3rd place Canadian)
Savannah Taylor & Isabella Goodwin – 11th overall
Guy Tipton and Max Page in Lasers
Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron in Halifax, the weekend of June 4th, Shelburne Harbour Yacht Club registered three 420’s to compete in two days of racing. Our racers well represented. In second place we had Tanner Christie and Jackie Nickerson, in third place we had Savannah Taylor and Isabella Goodwin, and in fourth place we had Max Page and Paul Corkum, all representing Shelburne Harbour