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 was "to develop an interest in sailing and to promote a knowledge of safety on the water". The following year the Youth Sailing Program, a sailing school for kids, was started so that their children could learn to sail. Its 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 69 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 well-being 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. We teach sailing and 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 Youth Sailors.
Our informal social activities include weekly cookouts, the annual summer square dance, clam bake, commodore's reception, and group sailing led by Cruise Director, Jill Klein.
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 overlooking Frost Fish Cove, dock facilities, a respected sailing school, an active racing schedule and a year round slate of activities.