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Do you want to host an NSSA Event?

Hosting an NSSA event is hard work but an extremely rewarding undertaking. We are always looking for future venues for our five events and we encourage a wide range of venues to take up the challenge. Each NSSA event has a comprehensive support structure to help deliver a successful days sailing so you wont be on your own. Potential organisers must be either a formally constituted club and association or limited company. Our events are designed to turn a very small profit which is shared equally between the organisers and the NSSA. If you are interested in hosting an NSSA event please get in touch with us using the contact tab above. We are actively looking for new and varied venues to keep the NSSA events fresh. We want each organising body 
to personalise each event but they still need to be run in accordance with our policies and event documents. As a rough guide we have produced a list of some basic requirements for our events but don't worry if you don't meet every single aspect, come and talk to us.
The NSSA National Youth Regatta's have helped regenerate sailing clubs, promoted youth sections, developed relationships between stakeholders and generated lots of willing volunteers, leaving an incredible legacy from the National Youth Regatta.

Some basic requirements for our events .......

NSSA Double Handed Team Racing 
  • Inland or coastal venue in south of England
  • Ability to swap crews out of competing boats quickly
  • One day (Saturday) event
  • Recognised team racing boats provided by organisers
  • Lunch available to purchase
  • Approximately fifteen teams enter
  • Forecast budgets
  • Supporting documents to be produced including; competitor handbooks, entry forms, event flyers, risk assessments, team manager packs, safety fleet information and detailed event timetable.
NSSA Single Handed Team Racing
  • Inland or coastal venue
  • Two day (weekend) event
  • Topper dinghies provided by event organisers
  • Ability to swap crews out of competing boats quickly
  • Cost effective local overnight accommodation 
  • Large number of short races so experienced race management team required
  • Forecast budgets
  • Lunches and evening meal available to purchase/included
  • Approximately twenty teams enter each year
  • Supporting documents to be produced including; competitor handbooks, risk assessments, entry forms, event flyers, team manager packs, safety fleet information and detailed event timetable.
NSSA Match Racing 
  • Inland or coastal venue
  • Two day event
  • Ability to swap crews out of competing boats quickly
  • Recognised match racing boats provided by event organisers
  • Lunches and evening meal available to purchase/included
  • Cost effective local overnight accommodation 
  • Forecast budgets
  • Principle Race Officer and Event Safety Officer provided by NSSA
  • Approximately 10 teams enter
  • Supporting documents to be produced including; competitor handbooks, risk assessments, entry forms, event flyers, team manager packs, safety fleet information and detailed event timetable.
NSSA Inland Championships
  • Inland venue
  • Two day event
  • Cost effective local overnight accommodation and/or camping
  • Large handicap racing event with wide range of abilities
  • Inclusive "Rookie" fleet
  • Competitors own boats
  • Forecast budgets
  • Principle Race Officer and Event Safety Officer provided by NSSA
  • Approximately 100 boats enter.
  • Supporting documents to be produced including; competitor handbooks, risk assessments, entry forms, event flyers, team manager packs, safety fleet information and detailed event timetable.
The NSSA National Youth Regatta
  • Five day, ten race series with three special events on the Wednesday
  • Build up and breakdown days at each end of the week
  • Cost effective local overnight accommodation or camping
  • Full board and sailing only prices
  • High quality nutritionally balanced food
  • Forecast budgets based on worst case, best case and previous years competitors numbers
  • Up to six hundred competitors and one hundred and fifty adult volunteers
  • Alternating inland and coastal venues
  • Principle Race Officer and Event Safety Officer provided by NSSA
  • Free camping and board for adult volunteers
  • Up to five simultaneous race courses including a "rookie" fleet for novice racers
  • VIP from the sailing community to present prizes on Friday
  • Media team to promote and manage press interest before and during the event
  • High speed internet access for organisers
  • Strong mobile reception
  • Large, secure car and boat parking areas
  • Large slipways to cope with high volumes
  • Event sponsorship to donate prizes
  • Off water social programme including disco on Friday evening after prize giving.
  • 10:1 safety boat to competitor ratio
  • Supporting documents to be produced including; competitor handbooks, entry forms, event flyers, risk assessments, team manager packs, safety fleet information and detailed event timetable.

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