Planning for the 2023 Junior Sailing Season Is Under Full Sail!
Races are open to NSA family members, associate members, and trial-day participants. If not already an NSA member, you can apply for associate membership on the registration form. Associate members are eligible to participate in all club racing and social events for the current season.
Want to try racing once before committing? Select "one-time free trial race day" on the registration form and fill in the date you would like to attend. You can join all the races for that trial date and possibly even win a prize!
Please submit the registration at least 24 hours before your first race.
Not a racing skipper but wish to receive NSA emails about upcoming events? Want to volunteer to help with RC/crash boats? Send a request to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
NSA holds races during late June, July & August on Little Pleasant Bay for sailboats 12' to 20'. The season kicks off in late June with a mandatory Skipper’s Meeting, then we hold an on-water practice set of starts for all racers to shake off the cobwebs. This is followed by a Summer series of up to fifteen (15) races over six (6) days. Race courses follow one of six predetermined formats selected by the Race Committee on the day of race. We race usually on Sundays within (a maximum of) two (2) hours before or after high tide. Multiple races are conducted on many days. Starts are between 9:00 AM (earliest) and 4:00 PM (latest). The average duration of each race is less than one hour and all races each day are completed in about 2-1/2 hours. Racing is open to all Family and Associate Members of Namequoit Sailing Association who register as Racing Participants. A one-day free trial is available to new racers. All boats must be pre-registered to participate. Boats are also required to carry a minimum of safety equipment and VHF radios (See Racing Instructions for details).
The Race Instructions along with race course formats and the race schedule are posted below as downloadable PDF files.
Most boats are eligible to race with our handicap system. Boats that participate must be single hull and between 12 and 20 feet. We have two fleets comprised of boats 14 feet and under and 15 to 20 feet. Combined fleet starts have average between 16-18 boats per weekend for the last three years. The majority of boats include Baybirds, 14' (Arey’s Pond, Classic Cats, Fisher Cats and Handy Cats) 15' Marshall (Sandpiper), 16’ Arey’s (Linx-Open Cockpit & Cuddy), 17’ Melges, 18' Marshall (Sanderling) . Other boats that participate are Beetles (plus Kittens and Rainbow Cats), 420's, Flying Scots, Daysailors, Rhodes 19, Lasers, Widgeons, Sunfish, and other APBY catboats (e.g. Caracal). All are welcome.
For more information please contact Maura Terrell or Bill Terrell at email@example.com
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