Welcome to the Nahant Sailing Program Website!

Come to our 1st Annual Harbor Cruise and Fundraiser

Go for a short sail around the bay, and then have the chance to win various prizes from Sea Bags. Items will be auctioned, raffled and sold. Bring your own drinks and food as the Dory Club Patio will be open for gathering.

Raffle tickets are for sale now at the Nahant Town Wharf.

1 ticket for $5

5 tickets for $20

A list of items can be found below in the catalog.

NSP Raffle and Silent Auction Catalog

We will be running a program for the summer of 2021

Summer 2021 Registration is now open!

Youth and Thursday Night Adult Registration is open, although there are only a few spots left in introductory classes. Tuesday Night Adult Sailing is full.

The season will run from June 28th until August 13th.

Updated 06/23/2021

Summer 2020 Plan: NSP COVID-19 Plan

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. Along with sailing, we work to develop other important, life-long skills such as friendship and teamwork.

The majority of our experienced instructor team have been a part of the program since they were little and are dedicated to creating a safe and fun learning environment for the students.

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

NSP Brochure

design by Anya Peterson


- 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 if you would 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 dougf46@gmail.com (781) 595 4142

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

John Fulghum john.fulghum1@gmail.com (781)-718-4081