Nahant Sailing Program (NSP)

Hello,

Welcome to the Nahant Sailing Program (NSP) website!

NSP provides sailing instruction for beginners through advanced racing, to students from age 8 and up. NSP’s sailboat fleet of Optimist and 420 dinghies and Rhodes 19 keelboats is well suited to meet the needs of a range of sailing skills and interests.  

The experienced NSP instruction staff will eagerly share their enthusiasm and knowledge of sailing with the students!

Note: All students must pass a swim test, in the ocean, on the first day of class.

The 2018 summer season: 

Starts July 2nd - Ends August 17th.



Please have a look at the safety video for 420s:

YouTube Video





NSP HAS RECENTLY BEEN ABLE TO PROCURE:
- a new outboard
- 2 race-ready 420s
- 3 Rhodes 19 (to provide more safety - among other things - for our beginners)
- 1 Rhodes 19 trailer
- 15 optimists
- 8 opti dollies
- 2 new motor boats with trailers to enhance the reliability, utility, and safety of  the fleet
- a large rack to store boats at the wharf
- 3 sets of new sails for the 420's so our racers can be competitive

 
The cost for expensive, but necessary items is not covered by the registration fees or Town of Nahant's contribution.  Only through the dedication of volunteers, generous donors and support of these NSP/FNS fund raisers is NSP able to provide a comprehensive sailing program as such a reasonable price.  So thanks again for all the support.

We would like to specifically thank the following for their very generous donations and support of the Nahant Sailing Program:


Sheila Patek & Charles Nunn
Alice Cort & Bruce Walker
Paul Foley & Band
01908 Foundation
J Mark and Vi Patek Family
Mickey Long
The Weatherspoon Foundation
The Nahant Dory Club.

You not only helped us providing scholarships but also significantly helped improving the financial side of the program.
Thank you!!




Note:
FNS = Friends of Nahant Sailing, the 501(c)3 organization set up to raise funds for NSP.
Contact Josh Antrim or Philip Kersten if you like to get more information or are interested in making a tax deductible donation.







  
 
 
For questions, please contact:
 

Mark Patek         jmpatek@gmail.com                     (781) 598-1060

Doug Frauenholz doug@apogeemediaservices.com (781) 595 4142

Jeff Hall           hallfennoway@verizon.net              (781) 581 1686

Philip Kersten    pkersten@yahoo.com                    (339) 927 1575

Haley McDevitt     hmcdevitt@umass.edu                    (781) 771 9505