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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

Show news NSSA National Youth Regatta Preview
Returning to Bassenthwaite Sailing Club in July
Posted on 9 Apr
NSSA Singlehanded Team Racing Championship
Kent manage to just beat Lancashire overall
Posted on 30 Oct 2023
NSSA National Youth Regatta at Draycote overall
A superb week for the hundreds of competitors, team managers and helpers
Posted on 29 Jul 2023
NSSA National Youth Regatta at Draycote Day 4
Down to the business end of this regatta
Posted on 28 Jul 2023
NSSA National Youth Regatta at Draycote Day 3
Stadium racing on the middle day of the event
Posted on 27 Jul 2023
NSSA National Youth Regatta at Draycote Day 2
A full day on the water for the sailors
Posted on 26 Jul 2023
NSSA National Youth Regatta at Draycote Day 1
The campers woke up on Monday to a soggy field, but were keen to do battle
Posted on 25 Jul 2023
NSSA National Youth Regatta Opening Ceremony
15 teams and over 200 sailors welcomed to Draycote Water
Posted on 24 Jul 2023
NSSA 2023 National Youth Regatta preview
Under 50 days to go until the event at Draycote Water SC
Posted on 7 Jun 2023
NSSA Team Racing at Draycote Water
25 teams and 100 sailors enjoy an action-packed weekend of racing
Posted on 28 Mar 2023
Entries open for 40th anniversary NEYYTS
Fabulous youth/junior sailing awaits, for North East & Yorkshire travellers
Posted on 27 Mar 2023
NSSA Summer 2022 activities
Bouncing back from a tricky and uncertain couple of years
Posted on 2 Oct 2022
NSSA Team Racing at Draycote Water
62 sailors gather over the final weekend in March
Posted on 6 Apr 2022
NSSA Topper loan scheme
Encouraging young people to get involved in fleet, team and match racing
Posted on 18 Feb 2022
Harry Newton at the NSSA National Youth Regatta
Barton Marine's 2021 Rising Star check in from the event
Posted on 29 Jul 2021
New trophy for NE & Yorkshire Youth Travellers
Junior sailor award in memory of dedicated volunteer John Dowd
Posted on 21 Jun 2021
5 Castles Inter-Schools Regatta
50 kids have a fun day on Loch Ken
Posted on 12 Jun 2019
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
Merlin Rocket Owners' Association seeks sponsors
For NSSA Youth Sailing Initiative
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
Grafham youngsters OnBoard for NSSA regatta
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
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NSSA National Youth Regatta 2024
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NSSA National Youth Regatta - The team leaders collect the free books on behalf of the competitors
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NSSA National Youth Regatta - The Derbyshire Bell: First Derbyshire boat
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NSSA National Youth Regatta - Plymouth Cup: Highest placed Plymouth sailor
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NSSA National Youth Regatta - Milton Keynes Trophy: Highest placed Milton Keynes & Buckinghamshire sailor
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NSSA National Youth Regatta - Regatta Handicap fleet podium
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NSSA National Youth Regatta - Regatta Topper fleet podium
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NSSA National Youth Regatta - Crawley Mariners Trophy: Leading Crawley Mariners boat
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NSSA National Youth Regatta - Fernhurst Books had about half their titles on display and available for purchase on the final day
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NSSA National Youth Regatta - The Winchester Club Tankard: Kent sailor who has displayed most endeavour
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NSSA National Youth Regatta - Baroness Platt of Writtle Seamanship Trophy: Significant act of seamanship
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NSSA National Youth Regatta - Single-Handed Trophy podium
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NSSA National Youth Regatta - ILCA 4 fleet podium
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NSSA National Youth Regatta - Mount Haes Trophy podium
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NSSA National Youth Regatta - Holly Monk Memorial Trophy: Highest placed RS Feva
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NSSA National Youth Regatta - Worcestershire Trophy: Worcestershire sailor who has shown a significant contribution to the week
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NSSA National Youth Regatta - All-comers pursuit race trophy winner
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NSSA National Youth Regatta - Slow handicap fleet podium
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NSSA National Youth Regatta - Surrey Cup: Winner of ILCA 7 fleet
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NSSA National Youth Regatta - Leapfrog Trophy: Most improved Topper sailor from previous year
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NSSA National Youth Regatta - The Bosworth Lake Sailor of the Year
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NSSA National Youth Regatta - An impressive display of trophies to present
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NSSA National Youth Regatta - Topper fleet podium
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NSSA National Youth Regatta - Fast handicap fleet podium
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NSSA National Youth Regatta - Norfolk Half Model: Best performance from a Norfolk sailor
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NSSA National Youth Regatta - Hunts Trophy: Most deserving team contribution from a Cambridgeshire sailor
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NSSA National Youth Regatta - Cambridgeshire team
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NSSA National Youth Regatta - And still they came
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NSSA National Youth Regatta - Some of the Opening Ceremony audience
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NSSA National Youth Regatta - The stage is set
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