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2020 Guppies, Whalers, Teen Green and Water Sports Cancelled
July 9, 2020

Dear NCS Guppies, Whalers, Water Sports and Teen Green participants,

We hope that you continue to be safe and healthy. By now you have received communication from NCS stating the earliest your program would begin is July 27th. With such a late start, NCS is deeply saddened to announce that these classes, for the balance, of the summer will be cancelled. Our decision revolved around the timing of Massachusetts Reopening Guidelines. At this late date, we are unable to staff additional programs.

Please note that our Jetties Sailing Center will open this Monday, July 13th with Kayak, Paddleboard and

Small Sailboat rentals as well as private lessons. Please click on Book Now to rent equipment or email Assistant Program Director, Emily Pelo Aswad, epelo@nantucketsailing.org to book a private lesson.

We apologize for any inconvenience and disappointment and please review our NCS Summer 2020 Cancellation Policy below.

Thank you for understanding,

The NCS Team

NCS Summer 2020 Cancellation Policy published May 28, 2020

First, we are happy to help you transfer your registration fees to other classes or private/family lessons later in Summer 2020 or to Summer 2021. If you roll your registration fees over to 2021, you will receive priority registration when we open enrollment next year. There will be no cancellation or change fees.

Second, you can use your registration fees to rent watersports equipment from NCS this summer by the week or the month (to take to your home), or purchase NCS/NRW merchandise.

Third, please consider donating your 2020 registration fees to NCS to assist us in the recovery from the financial losses caused by this crisis. We are doing all we can to get through this successfully and ensure we are here to serve you next year.

Finally, if you would prefer a refund, let us know. Refunds, less a 3.5% administrative fee (to cover the cost of the credit card fee), will be issued starting later in June, as this is a manual process and NCS needs to work with the software company that processes registrations to issue the funds. Please note that any membership or scholarship donations paid at the time of registration are not refundable, nor are the Active Network registration fees refundable. We will not charge the normal $75 cancellation fee for any classes that are cancelled by NCS, although the cancellation fee does apply to parent-initiated cancellations.

*2020 Scholarship Recipients: Please note, 2020 NCS sailing scholarships for island children will not be carried over into 2021. All island-resident youth are encouraged to reapply for scholarships in 2021 prior to the opening of enrollment.*

Please contact Francine Balling, Chief Operating Officer, with how you would like NCS to proceed with your registration fees: registration@nantucketsailing.org. We will handle all requests on a first-serve basis, and in as timely a fashion as we are able. Please note that we anticipate processing many requests over the next few weeks.

Please also note that there are other ways to continue to support Nantucket Community Sailing this month and beyond:

* Shop via Amazon Smile. Log into smile.amazon.com and select Nantucket Community Sailing as the non-profit you support. Every time you make a purchase using this method, NCS receives 0.05% on eligible purchases and there is no additional cost to you.

* Stay Connected. Like our Facebook and Instagram pages. Please follow NCS on social media for up to date information, videos and upcoming fundraising efforts.

* Purchase NCS and NRW Gear on our website - a great way to support us all year long. http://www.nantucketcommunitysailing.org/page/store



P.O. Box 2424, Nantucket, MA 02584
NCS Office: 508-228-6600 | Jetties Sailing Center: 508-228-5358
info@nantucketcommunitysailing.org
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