|NSYA Legacy Fund|
The Legacy Fund was established in 1994 in memory of Paul Thomson, an elite Nova Scotian sailor who ascended from the Club racing level to become a member of the Canadian Sailing Team.
Paul was considered one of the best sailors ever to emerge from Nova Scotia. He had a competitive edge that few sailors acquire. Over the years, technical and financial support were among the numerous resources that Paul and his Soling team members Phil Gow and Stuart Flinn worked to acquire. These resources are not readily obtainable for the members of the province's competitive sailing community.
It was Paul's desire to help other sailors achieve their competitive best, boosting them to the national team level where they would have access to some funding and, more importantly, be exposed to a variety of international and world class events, enabling them to have access to that same competitive edge.
Over the years the NSYA has added to this fund from the legacy of other notable Nova Scotia yachtsmen including David Forsythe and Alan McLean.
A planning committee of the Board of the NSYA is committed to managing and developing this Legacy Fund. The committee is comprised of the NSYA President, NSYA Executive Director, Brian Todd - National Team Coach, Gordie Anderson, financial advisor and former CST member, and Kathy Thomson - Paul's sister.
Anyone interested in learning more or wishing to donate to the fund is asked to contact Frank Denis, NSYA Executive Director at (902) 425-5450 ext 312.
Previous fund recipients have included Rachel Dennis, Andrew Childs, John Haverstock, Geoff Beck, and Oliver Bone.