The NSSA Executive Committee is pleased to announce it has concluded the recruitment for this role and have appointed Stuart Jones to fill this role. Stuart will also continue in his role of Chair of the Sailing Committee.
As Development Officer, Stuart reports to the Executive Committee and will be responsible for helping to source funding for both the NSSA and local associations, helping build links with class associations and other youth organisations to promote the NSSA and increase participation at our events and help lead interactions with the national governing bodies to ensure the NSSA remains at the forefront of national developments.
The NSSA will be holding a review meeting on Tuesday evening of the National Regatta at Grafham Water.
This meeting is a chance for all members to come down and discuss what the NSSA has been up to over the last year, and what we're thinking about doing next. It's also a great opportunity to tell us what you feel we need to work on and improve, or what you think we do well! We value all feedback from members, so please come along and give us your thoughts.
The meeting will be held on Tuesday 25th July, 8pm, in the top bar of Grafham Sailing Club.
Looking forward to seeing some of you there!
The NSSA is pleased to announce that this summer we are sending three teams to the Merlin Rocket National Championships. 6 young sailors, from Cumbria, West Sussex, and Derbyshire, will be heading out to Pwllheli this August, to experience racing this challenging boat at a world-class venue.
The NSSA seeks a motivated and enthusiastic individual to help further develop its reach and maximise its potential. The successful candidate will be responsible for increasing links with class associations and other youth groups, leading on procurement of grant funding for both the NSSA and affiliated counties/associations and leading creation and sourcing of materials for the website and managing the NSSA’s social media presence.
On the weekend of the 8th and 9th October 2016 Aztec Upton Warren hosted the National Schools Sailing Association Singlehanded Team Racing event.
A mixture of conditions created an exciting playing field for the racing, which led to Derbyshire A’s team of Kate Robertson, Emma Robertson and Liam Weighill taking the first place title from reigning champs Cambridgeshire A (Michael Carver, Harry Moffatt and Tom Bryant, after 2 wins out of 3 races.
The event sailed 8 rounds of the Swiss League style racing leading to semi-finals and finals. The semi-finalists of the weekend were Worcestershire A and Cumbria D. Cumbria had further success as their Cumbria A team were this year’s winners of the Under 16 trophy. The most improved team from last year and winning the Lancashire Plate were Watford Grammar A.
All competitors sailed brilliantly over the weekend and on behalf of the NSSA we would like to thank the organisers for yet another fantastic event. Also to all of the competitors for taking part, we hope you had a great time and got to experience some exciting racing!
We now turn our focus to the next event, the NSSA Match Racing. This year based at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy over the weekend of the 5th and 6th November. Information is found via this link (http://www.rya.org.uk/racing/keelboat-racing/match-racing/Pages/national-match-racing-series.aspx) but get in touch with us if you have any questions.
Happy sailing everyone and see you out on the water soon!
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