Namequoit Sailing Association (NSA) was started in 1950 by a handful of sailors on and around Little Pleasant Bay, who had an interest in racing small sailboats. Their mission statement was "to develop an interest in sailing and to promote a knowledge of safety on the water". The following year the Junior Sailing Program was started so that their children could lean to sail. The Junior Sailing Programs mission is to " instill the joy of sailing and to teach sailing and racing skills". Nsa has continued to teach sailing and offer a weekend racing series for over 60 years.
We are a non-profit organization. We have a family membership limited to 60 families and an open Associate membership for individuals. Because we are a small organization, members are expected to find a comfortable level of participation in the overall activities that contribute to the running and the wellbeing of NSA. To keep expenses low, and in the spirit of the NSA we have maintenance work parties in the spring and fall.
NSA is first and foremost a friendly, low key, family oriented sailing club. Our mission is to teach sailing and to promote the enjoyment of being on the waters of Pleasant Bay. The weekend racing series is open to all family and associate members. Everyone, regardless of skill is encouraged to participate, including the Junior sailors.
Our informal social activities include weekly cookouts, the annual square dance with silent auction, a clam bake, and the commodores reception.
The original handful of family members did a lot to get us to where we are today. We have a comfortable clubhouse with a deck, a dock, a respected sailing school, an active racing schedule and a year round slate of activities.
- Our current board members are:
- Dave Quincy, Commodore
- Jim Nathanson, Vice Commodore
- Bill Piersol, Rear Commodore
- Ellen Dickenson, Secretary
- Robin Treese, Treasurer
- Mal Borneimeier, Clerk
- Nat Hammatt, Out going Commodore
- Jenny Avellar, Junior Sailing Program Co-Chair
- Gail Briere, Junior Sailing Program Co-Chair