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The NSSA is a UK membership organisation for anyone involved with sailing in an educational environment. Concentrating on primary and secondary education, we aim to include sailing as part of the educational experience of young people. Our membership is divided between group memberships for local association teams and outdoor education centres and individual adult and youth members. We are actively trying to increase the number of individual members to ensure we reach as a wide an audience as possible.
We include monohulls, multi-hulls and windsurfing in our activities, aiming to ensure the core skills of developing fitness and healthy living, personal and social development, selecting and applying skills, improving performance and developing a risk management approach to water-sports in safe and controlled environment.
We do this by providing a youth sailing scheme to our members that is specifically tailored towards groups of youngsters who sail on a weekly basis with easily achievable targets. The scheme includes support for those delivering the scheme with on and off the water activities which link into the educational development of the youngsters in the classroom. Our membership of local associations and sailing centres use our schemes to provide sail training for hundreds of children each year.
We also coordinate competitions at local, national and international level providing some of the biggest inclusive and prestigious sailing regattas in the country. These events serve as achievable milestones for the development of the young people following their development in local associations and at sailing centres. Focusing on inclusion and the development of youngsters the NSSA has shaped the future of many youngsters including some of Great Britain’s current Olympic team.
The work of the NSSA is funded from the membership fees with additional "top up" funding from Sport England and the Royal Yachting Association specifically to support the grass roots development of the sport. Author: Chris Lowe

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60th Brown Cup Scottish Schools Championships
A two-day training camp and then one important race
Posted on 11 Jun 2019
NSSA Youth National Sailing Regatta
Over 300 young competitors at Grafham Water
Posted on 30 Jul 2017
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Posted on 4 May 2017
NSSA Inland Championship
Kind weather at Datchet
Posted on 2 Jun 2016
NSSA Doublehanded Team Racing
88 races (and one resail) to decide the winners
Posted on 20 Mar 2016
NSSA Single Handed Team Racing
Cambridgeshire 2 win at Hunts Sailing Club
Posted on 12 Oct 2015
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A week living and breathing their sport
Posted on 13 Aug 2015
NSSA National Youth Regatta at Rutland
Sportsmanship and seamanship trophies also awarded
Posted on 2 Aug 2015
NSSA Inlands at Datchet
A pretty clean sweep for Kent
Posted on 25 May 2015
NSSA Match Racing Championships
Racing in SB20s at Farmoor Reservoir
Posted on 9 Mar 2015
NSSA Singlehanded Team Racing Championship
34 teams race at Bartley Sailing Club
Posted on 6 Oct 2014
NSSA National Youth Regatta at Downs
Sparkling lemonade sailing
Posted on 28 Jul 2014
NSSA National Youth Regatta day 3
Mount Haes Trophy
Posted on 24 Jul 2014
NSSA National Youth Regatta day 1
267 boats representing 19 different county or club teams
Posted on 22 Jul 2014
NSSA Mount Haes Trophy preview
At Downs Sailing Club on 21-25 July
Posted on 19 Jun 2014
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In preparation for the National Youth Regatta
Posted on 9 Jun 2014
NSSA Inland Championships
Almost 50 boats take part at Datchet
Posted on 26 May 2014
NSSA Inland Championships preview
This weekend at Datchet Water SC
Posted on 22 May 2014
NSSA Two Boat Team Racing
Twenty 2-boat teams race at Farmoor
Posted on 16 Mar 2014
NSSA Single Handed Team Racing
Northants win Championship at Hollowell
Posted on 8 Oct 2013
Hollowell to host NSSA Single-Handed Team Racing
Hoping to run in excess of 200 races during the event
Posted on 21 Sep 2013
Derbyshire Youth Sailing to defend their title
In NSSA Golden Jubilee Regatta at Weymouth
Posted on 10 Jul 2012
Young sailors prepare to set sail
For the NSSA National Youth Regatta
Posted on 5 Jul 2012
NSSA Inland Championships at Datchet
Rebranded, relaunched and revived
Posted on 4 Jun 2012
Change of venue
For the NSSA Inland Championships
Posted on 13 Apr 2012
NSSA Single Handed Team Racing
26 teams at Upton Warren
Posted on 7 Oct 2011
NSSA Team Racing championship preview
At Upton Warren on first weekend of October
Posted on 14 Sep 2011
NSSA National Youth Regatta
300 young competitors race at Grafham
Posted on 3 Aug 2011
NSSA National Youth Regatta preview
Starting at Grafham in 10 days time
Posted on 14 Jul 2011