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Our Mission:  is to engage people of all ages in the joy of sailing, offering access to all Nantucket’s youth, and teaching every participant in our programs enduring life and leadership skills, with a deep respect for the marine environment.

 

Nantucket Community Sailing is an educational non-profit that provides affordable access to sailing and water sports to the public. NCS was nationally recognized by US Sailing in 2010 with the award for “Outstanding Seasonal Program” and again in 2014 for “Outstanding Outreach and Inclusion.”

Now in its 21st year, Nantucket Community Sailing offers a full range of private and group sailing programs and boat rentals for children and adults of all ages and ability levels at our Polpis Harbor, Jetties Sailing Center, and Children's Beach Pier locations.

Nantucket Community Sailing actively supports the local community by offering youth scholarships and outreach programming. In 2014, NCS provided $80,000 in youth program scholarships to 198 year-round Nantucket children. Nantucket Community Sailing additionally sponsors the Nantucket High School Sailing Team and works closely with many local non-profits to offer free sailing and watersports activities to youth and adult members of the Nantucket community, outside of regular programming. In 2014, NCS provided over $44,000 in support, discounts, and lessons to young and young-at-heart participants from local community groups.

Nantucket Community Sailing is supported by the generosity of its friends, members, donors, and sponsors; by various grants, and through the funds raised during Nantucket Race Week.