The Halifax Sailing Association has been teaching people to sail for more than 50 years.
In the early days, experienced sailors volunteered their time to teach kids and non sailors how to sail. Many of the best sailors in the Halifax area learned to sail as kids in home built plywood Optimist Prams. As the club grew, more volunteers developed a formal training program. Several years ago the Halifax Youth Sailing affiliated organization was formed to better serve our young sailors. Today HYS conducts summer sailing camps and a year round Sailing Team.
The spirit of Volunteerism is still present in the HSA Sailing School however now, the HSA Sailing School and all the volunteer Instructors are fully certified by the United States Sailing Association, the governing body for the sport of sailing in the United States.
Each summer HSA offers Adult "Learn To Sail" Sunfish courses and Adult Intermediate Capri courses. Adult Basic Keelboat courses are held from time to time throughout the year.