The Dalhousie Sailing Club is a collection of students ranging from experienced racers to first-time sailors.

In order to accommodate as many sailors as possible, Dal Sailing has a competitive team and a recreational team.

The competitive sailing team practices and races in 420s, a 2-person dinghy. Practices will take place out of the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron in Halifax’s Northwest Arm. The Dalhousie Sailing Team is a member of the Canadian Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association (CICSA) and competes in regattas across eastern Canada.

Recreational sailing is available for Dalhousie students with or without sailing experience. If you have always wanted to sail or have just taken a break from the water and are itching to get back in a boat, the recreational program is a great option.

The recreational team sails J-22s, a twenty-two foot boat with the capacity of 5-6 people including a qualified skipper. Rec sailing sessions will take place 2-3 times every Saturday starting in September until the end of October.

Membership fees will apply to both competitive members and recreational members.

For more information, please visit the Dal Sailing Facebook page or follow them on Twitter (@DalSailing).

Location & Practice Times

Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron
Practices will begin the first week of the fall semester.



Jacob Saunders

Vice President

Ellen Lourie

Fleet Captain

Emily Merry

Regatta Coordinator

Amy DesBrisay


Carlisle Norwood

Recreational Sailing Coordinators

Ingrid Pond

Ashley Wile

Kirsten Moratz

Keelboat Captain

Graeme Saunders


Check out this video montage of the Dal Sailing Team competing at the Student Yachting World Cup (SYWoC) 2013.




Sport Clubs @ Dal

Dalhousie Sport Clubs are recognized student organizations, subject to the rules and regulations of the University and the Department of Athletics & Recreational Services. Please contact the Dal Campus Recreation office with questions or for more information.