Welcome to the Nahant Sailing Program!

PLANS FOR the summer of 2024

•2024 PROGRAM DATES: Full Season July 1st - August 9th

•2024 Schedule and Rates Have Been Set !

-Please See Schedule and Registration Page For Details

- Note New "3 Week" 1/2 Season Option 

- Session #1: July 1st - July 19th

- Session #2: July 22nd - August 9th

Registration will open in March !

The Sailing Committee is in need of parent volunteers to help with registration and fundraising events. Please reach out to Mark Patek or John Fulghum if interested.


NSP Online Merchandise Store Is Closed.

Stay Tuned for a opening later in the season.


Updated 2/14/2024

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

Thanks to the generous support of the donors to The Friends of Nahant Sailing Inc., the 501c(3) non profit that supports the Nahant Sailing Program


-  a new RIB inflatable

- a new Rhodes 19 trailer

- new outboard for one of the coach boats

- 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  these expensive and 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:

The Deveraux Charitable Foundation

The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation

Michael Deveraux

Jerome and Helene Rossert

Rob and Victoria Scanlan

Alice Cort & Bruce Walker

Peter and Elisabeth Foukal

Dave and Molly Conlin

Elizabeth Johnson

01908 Foundation

The Nahant Dory Club Members

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

Heidi Fiore heidiantrim@comcast.net  

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

Eric Kirton efkirton@gmail.com

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