COVID-19 Latest Update

An update for the intro class will come in the next week.

June 23 Update

Our 6-week plan has been approved by the town. Registration will be opening shortly. We apologize for the delay, we were waiting for approval on a few important documents.

Program's Summer 2020 Plan: NSP COVID-19 Plan

June 11th - Phase 2 Opening Update

Under the state's phase 2 reopening guidelines it seems as if a modified season of NSP sailing will be possible. We are currently working on a proposal that meets the state guidelines to be reviewed by the Town, and hope to open registration during the week of June 15th.

NSP Will have reduced capacity at all levels of classes due to COVID19 Restrictions

The plan is for the NSP Program to run for 6 weeks, with either a full season, or possibly 2 week options (5 classes) if space is available after the full season registration is complete .

Unfortunately we will not be able to offer the standard introductory "Learning To Sail" class in the Rhodes 19 sailboats due to social distancing limitations (a virtual option is being considered, please contact the director if interested @

The only class offerings will be single handed boats, or sailing in 420's by qualified sibling pairs.

Start Date: July 6th - End: August 14th

MAY 11th Update: NSP COVID-19 Update


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. 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

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


- 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