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NCS is Proud to Support the 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, kayak, and windsurf.  

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 and for one week in August. NCS also works with the Adam's Camp for one day in June. Students work with instructors and volunteers to enjoy kayaking, paddleboarding and sometimes windsurfing. For more information, please visit: and contact Tina Steadman.

Nantucket Boys and Girls Club

NCS and the Nantucket Boys and Girls Club work together at the Jetties Sailing Center every Monday and Thursday afternoon in the summer season. Students take sailing lessons with NCS instructors, and learn to kayak. NCS also invites between 5 - 10 Boys and Girls Club students to participate in our regular youth programming each summer through our scholarship program. For more information, please visit

Sails for Old Salts

In 2013, the Saltmarsh Senior Center joined forces with NCS to offer "Sails for Old Salts." These outings, on our 35' keelboats (J/105s), have been tremendously successful and popular. The sails leave from the Children's Beach Public Boat Ramp in town and are generally held four dates each season in the early evening. 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 and Sailing Heals for the past several years to offer therapeutic sails on our 35' keelboats (J/105s).  These sails are generally held from 1:15 - 4:15pm in the summer months.  For more information, please contact PASCON.

Mentoring Youth Nantucket

Formerly, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Mentoring Youth Nantucket (MYN) has been a long-time partner of NCS. NCS supports MYN's biggest fundraiser, the Iron Teams Relay, in June each year by providing the on-water support boats and setting the course, and additionally offers mentors coupons for free kayak rentals when spending time with their mentees. In 2014, NCS and MYN held the first-ever "open night" at the Jetties Sailing Center where mentors and mentees joined us for an evening of watersports, sailing and fun. For more information, please contact David Zieff at Mentoring Youth Nantucket.


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