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NCS December e-Newsletter
December 19, 2012

Nantucket Community Sailing

December e-Newsletter



Last minute Holiday gift ideas!

Give your sailor something to remind them of summer. NCS holiday gift items include:

Give the Gift of Sailing - Gift Certificates!
Currently offered at 2012 rates! (Through December 20th)

· Private sailing or windsurfing lesson at the Jetties Sailing Center

· Kayak, paddleboard or small/large sailboat rental at the Jetties Sailing Center

· Memberships to the Jetties Sailing Center

· NCS General Gift Card - to be used for memberships, sailing classes and more!


Call the NCS office at 508-228-6600 and we will send you a PDF gift certificate for under the tree!

Book:

· Nantucket: A Sailing Community, a book by Gary Jobson
* Get a Free tote bag with purchase *

Merchandise:

· NCS Belts

· NCS Hats

· Nantucket Race Week Eco T-shirts

· OHC Vests *Get a Free OHC duffle bag with purchase

· NCS Naming Opportunities (see below as part of the NCS Capital Campaign)

· Custom NCS needlepoint key fobs by Smathers and Branson!

o If interested, please contact Emily Taylor at emily@nantucketsailing.org

Key fobs: $25/each (includes shipping)

Limited quantities available - Act fast!

Please note we ship standard delivery, so place your orders soon for Holiday delivery!

Photos: Want to relive your favorite Nantucket Race Week Memories?

Three of NRW's photographers have made their images available to view/purchase. Whether you want to just revisit warmer days or maybe purchase a print as a Christmas gift, visit the sites for one or all of the three photographers listed below!


Karen Ryan


Jim Powers


Alice Breed

Make a Donation in someone's name:

· The perfect gift for someone who has everything and a wonderful way to support Nantucket Community Sailing.

CLICK HERE TO DONATE

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Nantucket High School Whalers sail successful fall training season.

Nantucket Community Sailing's Head 420 Race Coach, Pete Hazelett, stayed through October to help train the Nantucket High School Sailing Team, "Fresh out of the second day of school, the team began practicing early in the fall out of Jetties Beach. The Team sailed every day until early October, when they competed in the Sharon Fall Fleet Race. A handful of High Schoolers fresh to sailing and the team learned an insurmountable amount of knowledge through one on one coaching from experienced fellow students." Congratulations to the sailors on a great fall season!

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Congratulations!

We want to congratulate the following NCS former staff members (at one point or another!) and former NHS team members on another great fall college sailing season. It's wonderful to see everyone competing at this level!

NCS Staff members:

Jake Bradt (Harvard)

Morgan Russom (Harvard)

Bo Williams (Dartmouth)

Perrin Hutcheson (Dartmouth)

Eric Schwarm (Roger Williams)

Nicole Quattrocchi (Brown)

Adam Ceely (Vermont)

Morgan Fog (Vermont)

Emma McGrath (Cornell)

Della Bradt (Cornell)

Ann Sager (UNH)

And former NHS team members:

Adam Ceely (see above)

Ashleigh Inglis (Harvard)

Ann Sager (see above)

If we've overlooked anyone, we apologize; please let us know of any other Nantucket high school graduates or community sailing staff members who are sailing in college this year.

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NCS Capital Campaign Update

The NCS Capital Campaign is well underway! We set a goal to raise $1.3 million and to date we have raised over $480,000.00. This Campaign will help to build a home for the NCS fleet to be cared for, repair the facilities we currently have and will all us to create a reserve fund that will ensure financial stability for NCS. There are many naming opportunities available within the campaign, from Naming a Boat or a scholarship fund to naming the new Maintenance Facility itself! For more information, please call the NCS Office at 508-228-6600 or to view the capital campaign brochure click here.

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Winter donation items

Cleaning out this winter - or doing laundry?!

NCS is currently accepting donations for boats and equipment that can be used in our programs. This includes kayaks, paddleboards, windsurf gear, sunfish, lasers - and detergent bottles! Detergent bottles (with the cap) can be cut to make great bailers for our Opti and 420 sailors. Please save up and bring them to the NCS Office this spring!

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Don't forget to mark your calendars:

2013 program registration opens on February 1st!!!

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