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Sail Nova Scotia in partnership with the Canadian Sport Institute Atlantic hire skiff development coach
8 January, 2021

Sail Nova Scotia skiff development coach looks to bridge the gap between youth sailing and Olympic class racing in Atlantic Canada

Halifax, Nova Scotia CANADA:

Sail Nova Scotia and the Canadian Sport Institute Atlantic (CSI Atlantic) are excited to announce Stephen Waldie as the provincial skiff development coach. Stephen brings 15 years of high-performance experience as an athlete and a coach to his new role. Hailing from Montreal, Stephen will be working with Club Race Team coaches across the province and leading the Nova Scotia Sailing Team program. Stephen will be joining a team of CSI Atlantic coaches which includes national coaches such as Jack Hanratty (Rugby Canada), Patrick Cody (Row Canada), Kevin McIntyre (Atlantic Division of Canoe Kayak Canada), Csom Latorowvski (Canoe Kayak Canada), and Kryzysztof Kierkowski (Sail Canada).     

Stephen is looking forward to growing the base of sailing athletes in Canada and encouraging young sailors to pursue high performance racing.

“I am passionate about sailing as a competitive sport, and my goal is always to inspire more young people to pursue high performance pathways,” said Waldie.

Stephen was the coach for team Canada at the 2018 and 2019 Youth Worlds and named the Quebec Sailing Coach of the Year in 2019.

“We [Sail Nova Scotia] are excited to have Stephen Waldie join our team. We are looking forward to seeing the impact he will have on athletes and coaches in the sailing community,” said Frank Denis, Sail Nova Scotia Executive Director.

Stephen’s official start date with Sail Nova Scotia is February 1, 2021.

Quick Facts

  • Stephen Waldie is a certified Competition Development Coach (NCCP Level III) and CanSail (level 5-6) accredited.
  • Stephen is a former member of the Quebec Sailing Team and Canadian Sailing Development Squad.
  • Stephen aims to develop Canada’s next generation sailors in the 29er, 49er and 49erFX classes.


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