Nahant Sailing Program (NSP)

We are planning for the 2020 summer season with hope that the current COVID-19 situation transitions such that a wonderful season of sailing is possible. 

The plan is for the NSP Program to run for the full 7 weeks.

Start: June 29th - End: August 14th

Registration will Open Shortly

All checks will be held for deposit until we have confirmed that the season will take place.


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.

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

YouTube Video

- 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!!

FNS = Friends of Nahant Sailing, the 501(c)3 organization set up to raise funds for NSP.

Please Contact  John Fulghum or Josh Antrim if you would like to get more information or are interested in making a tax deductible donation.

For questions, please contact:

Mark Patek                     (781) 598-1060

Doug Frauenholz (781) 595 4142

Jeff Hall               (781) 581 1686

John Fulghum   (781)-718-4081