Looking forward to the 2020 Racing Season! Anyone with a boat between 12 feet and 20 feet interested in joining the racing program is invited to contact John Laurino, Vice Commodore, at LaurinoJA@comcast.net.
NSA holds sailboat races during July & August. The season starts with a mandatory Skipper’s Meeting in late June, then an on-water practice-like Regatta, followed by a Summer series up to thirteen (13) races over nine (9) days. Races are conducted over twelve (12) pre-determined courses in Little Pleasant Bay. We race on Sundays (with occasional Saturdays depending on that weekend's forecast) within (a maximum of) two (2) hours before or after high tide and starts between 10:00 AM (earliest) and 3:00 PM (latest).
Most boats are eligible to race with the handicap system. Boats that participate must be single hull and between 12 and 20 feet. We have two fleets comprised of boats 14 feet and under and 15 to 20 feet. Combined fleet starts have average between 16-18 boats per weekend for the last three years. The majority of boats include Baybirds, 14' (Arey’s Pond, Classic Cats, Fisher Cats and Handy Cats) 15' Marshall (Sandpiper), 16’ Arey’s (Linx-Open Cockpit & Cuddy), ‘17’ Melges, 18' Marshall (Sanderling) . Other boats that participate are Beetles (plus Kittens and Rainbow Cats), 420's, Flying Scots, Daysailors, Lasers, Widgeons, Sunfish, and other APBY catboats (e.g. Caracal). All are welcome.