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Community Outreach Programs

NCS is Proud to Support our Local Community

Nantucket Community Sailing works in partnership with many local non-profits to offer free sailing and watersports activities to youth and adult members of the Nantucket community, outside of our regular programming. Through our many partnerships, students of all ages can learn to sail, paddleboard and kayak.

To participate in our outreach programming, we ask that you please contact the individual organizations listed below:

Nantucket S.T.A.R.

NCS and Nantucket S.T.A.R. (Sports and Therapeutic Accessible Recreation) team up at the Jetties Sailing Center throughout the summer to work with students with special needs. Programming is held on Friday afternoons in July. Students work with instructors and volunteers to enjoy kayaking, paddleboarding and sometimes windsurfing. For more information, please visit Nantucket S.T.A.R.

*For sailors with special needs, who are interested in adaptive sailing, please consider our Wednesday morning Therapeutic Sailing Lesson slot. First-time as well as experienced sailors are welcome. NCS aims to accommodate physical disabilities (as we are able) and intellectual disabilities, as well as sailing specifically for individuals with autism, and those going through physical or emotional therapy. Contact to schedule.

Adaptive Sails with NCS

For sailors with special needs who are interested in sailing, please consider Nantucket Community Sailing's Wednesday morning Adaptive Sailing Lesson slot. First-time, as well as experienced sailors, ages 5 and up, are welcome to join us for a sail at our Jetties Sailing Center. NCS aims to accommodate both physical disabilities and intellectual disabilities, as we are able, as well as sailing specifically for individuals on the autism spectrum, and those going through physical or emotional therapy. Thanks to our donors, there is no cost for these sails. These sails will carry on the wonderful legacy established by Paul Callahan's Nantucket's Sail to Prevail, which is no longer operating on Nantucket. Please contact NCS Program Director to schedule a sail!

Nantucket Boys and Girls Club

NCS and the Nantucket Boys and Girls Club work together at the Jetties Sailing Center every Thursday afternoon in the summer season. Students take sailing lessons with NCS instructors, and learn to kayak and paddleboard. For more information, please visit Nantucket Boys and Girls Club

Sails for Old Salts

In 2013, the Saltmarsh Senior Center joined forces with NCS to offer "Sails for Old Salts." These outings have been tremendously successful and popular. The sails will be held at Jetties Sailing Center. For more information, please contact Laura Stewart at the Nantucket Saltmarsh Senior Center. (508) 228-4490.

PASCON (Palliative and Supportive Care of Nantucket)

NCS has worked with PASCON for the past several years to offer therapeutic sails to PASCON clients. Sails are offered Monday - Friday throughout our season at our Jetties Sailing Center. PASCON guests may bring a friend or caregiver with them, and sails should be scheduled in advance with PASCON. These sails are generally held from 10am - 12pm or 1pm - 3pm.

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