August 2, 2018 Newsletter

Provincial Champions

The Chestermere Lake microclimate provided good wind for two of the three days and no wind and sunshine for team bonding and athlete dry land development (i.e. games & loads more fun) for one day.
The Calgary Yacht club hosted an outstanding Provincial Championship, more than half of the 49 boat fleet were youth sailors — well done to the coaches, parents and clubs for creating an outstanding and vibrant environment for youth sailors.
The ASA would like to thank the volunteers both on and off the water and to the Calgary Yacht Club for hosting yet another great regatta, much thanks to the coaches who motivated their athletes and of course we must commend the sailors and parents who came to take part in a wonderful weekend.
Full Rig
  1. Isaac Busin
  2. Mike Hooper
  3. Evan Mah
  1. Cameron Hay
  2. Lee Nagy
  3. Kate Easton
  1. Connor-Crowe Lummis
  2. Sara Fewster
  1. Nicholas Dixon
  2. Adam Chan
  3. Ashley Smilie
  1. Samuel Moore Mitchel
  2. Ariana Corscadden
Alberta Youth sailors & coaches at the Alberta Provincial Championships held at the Calgary Yacht Club
Optimist nationals
This summer, three Albertan Opti Sailors attended the 2018 Optimist Canadians in Squamish British Columbia. Adam Chan and Ashley Smillie represented the Calgary Yacht Club, and Nicholas Dixon represented the Glenmore Sailing Club.

Brianna Brand from the Calgary Yacht Club attended the event as a coach. The regatta was well attended with 94 boats in the championship fleet. Racing took place on the Howe Sound, well known for its consistent heavy thermal afternoon wind. Conditions at Optimist Canadians were, unfortunately, very negatively affected by wildfire smoke, and thus we only got two full days of racing, and one short day.

Regardless of conditions, the Albertan sailors put forward their best efforts to compete in the biggest fleet they had ever experienced. All three sailors had moments of brilliance with very successful races.

Adam Chan was the top Alberta finish in 53rd place, Nicholas Dixon was next in 65th place and Ashley Smillie placed 87th.

Overall the event was an amazing experience for Alberta youth sailors, as they got to experience a large fleet, opening and closing ceremonies, and representing their province.

Optimist Canadians 2019 will take place in Ottawa, ON. We hope to see some up and coming sailors there!
Mobility Cup was started by Sam Sullivan, and first hosted in Vancouver, in 1991. Sam’s intent was to invite individuals from all over to take part in Mobility Cup, regardless of sailing experience, and spread interest in the sport of disabled sailing.

Sam’s vision came true, the excitement around disabled sailing grew, Mobility Cup continued annually, and new disabled sailing clubs were formed in cities across North America. In 2001, Sam Sullivan dedicated the Mobility Cup Trophy with a Deed of Gift saying: “It is my wish that Mobility Cup stand as a symbol of freedom and possibility and to demonstrate that all areas of life can be made accessible for people with all levels of disability.”

Since 1991, The Mobility Cup has been held annually, at various locations across Canada, from Victoria B.C. to Dartmouth N.S., and several locations in between. One of the unique aspects of Mobility Cup is its focus on legacy, with each hosting club undertaking a legacy project to support disabled sailing. Past legacy projects have included new accessible club houses, the start-up of new sailing programs, new accessible docks and new boats to expand existing clubs.

This year 18 Silver Fleet Sailors and 14 Gold Fleet Sailors, from Canada and the United States, converged at the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron (RNSYS) to take part in the Clearwater Mobility Cup, held August 27th to 31st . Four days of racing ensued, with sailors experiencing the full gambit of what the Halifax Harbor had to offer: no/low wind, winds almost too high to sail and 180° wind shifts.

Alberta was represented by 4 sailors, all members of the Disabled Sailing Association of Alberta. Top placing for Alberta went to Alice Tidwell, 4th Place Silver Fleet, and Wendy Frazier, 4th Place Gold Fleet, with Sara Lambert and Dale Keith both placing in the top 8th in the Gold Fleet.
A big thank you to Paul Tingley, the 2018 Clearwater Mobility Cup organizing committee and all the event sponsors for putting on a memorable event. For more information on the Mobility Cup, and a complete list of sponsors, please visit
Alberta Sailing Association
Annual General meeting
3rd of November 2018 at Red Deer College

Meeting will commence at 10am and continue throughout the afternoon
lunches will be provided

If you are interested in joining the ASA Board of Directors, please get in touch with Stacey

A formal announcement with the agenda will be on the ASA website and has been sent via email to all clubs
Alberta Sailing T-Shirts are  available for sale at upcoming regattas, or by request.
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or purchase one for $20.00
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