HAPPY - Mental Performance Coaching

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Dear Sailing Families,

We have been pioneers at multiple levels in Canadian youth sailing over the past 10 years. We are excited to announce what we believe is the new edge on developing lifelong and successful sailors, the HAPPY Initiative. WHAT IS IT? 

Healthy Athlete Performance Program for Youth

The Healthy Athlete Performance Program for Youth is an initiative designed to help raise healthier and happier individuals engaged in competitive sports. We believe in the value of creating a unique support system to enhance the performance and health of the athlete. HAPPY is a holistic approach to competitive sports. 

Save the HAPPY dates!

Thursday July 4th: RNSYS Team Building Session 
"Multiple classes. One team"
Time & Place: 9:30-11 at RNSYS
Description: session for athletes
  • Reinstating the core values of our team.
  • Building bridges among sailors on same class and others. 
Cost: included in Race Team fee
Sunday July 7th: Parent Workshop
My child wants to be successful in sailing. What can I expect? and how does it work?"

Time & Place: 13:30-15 at Bedford Basin Yacht Club
Description: session for parents
  • The emotional rollercoaster of a developing athlete 
  • What you need to know as a parent to support your sailor into success
  • The different sailing pathways in Canadian sailing  
Cost: $20 per person

Thursday July 4th 
9 to 9:30 at RNSYS**

What other HAPPY sessions can you expect?

“Competition is a great component of sports when approaching it the right way.When competing, there is a way of doing it right to stay healthy, happy and accomplish success” 

Flor Siccardi

Race Team

The RNSYS Race Team represents the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron at local, regional, national and international regattas. In recent years members of our team have competed in the World Youth Championships, in Olympic Class regattas and at many national championships. Through support of racing, the Squadron hopes to help develop sailors who will go on to represent Canada at major championships around the world.

General information

  • Participants MUST be Junior Members of the RNSYS (Membership Information)
  • Team members must supply their own boats (some charter boats available - please contact Coordinator of Sail Training for further information).
  • Sailors must provide approved PFD
  • Coaching at selected regattas is included in the program price. A detailed regatta schedule will be provided following registration

Course descriptions

For detailed information, including schedules and costs, download the 2017 Program Guide or contact Agustin Ferrario at 

Singlehanded RacingFor Laser and Laser Radial sailors, this team provides training and competition opportunities across the region.

Optimist Racing: An introductory racing program for those with some Optimist sailing experience.

420 Race Program: Sailors with White Sail 3 or higher will enjoy this course that introduces them to basic doublehanded racing skills.



2018 Opti Schedule

2018 Laser Schedule

2018 i420 schedule


  • Racing
  • Crew

    Are you interested in volunteers as a crew memeber, or are you a boat owner at RNSYS and need crew members. Use the form to the right to post your offer or needs and how you would prefer to be contacted.

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