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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? Send email to email@example.com .
We need many volunteers to help us run our Sunday races this summer. No prior experience is needed. If you have a couple hours free on a Sunday, we'd love to chat with you. Click the link below to sign up.
NSA held races during late June, July & August on Little Pleasant Bay for sailboats 12' to 20'. The season kicked off in late June with a mandatory Skipper’s Meeting, then we held an on-water practice set of starts for all racers to shake off the cobwebs. This was followed by a Summer series of up to fifteen (15) races over six (6) days. We usually race on Sundays within (a maximum of) two (2) hours before or after high tide. Multiple races were conducted on many days. Starts were between 9:00 AM (earliest) and 4:00 PM (latest). The average duration of each race was less than one hour and all races each day were 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 for 2023 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 three fleets comprised of boats 14 feet and under, 15 to 20 feet, and performance boats. Combined fleet starts have average between 12-14 boats per weekend for the last three years. The majority of boats include: Arey’s Pond 14 (including XFC14), Arey's Pond 16 (Lynx and Cuddy), Baybirds, Classic Cats, Fisher Cats, Marshall 15' (Sandpiper), Marshall 18' (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 types are welcome.
For more information please contact Maura Terrell or Bill Terrell at firstname.lastname@example.org
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