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Regional Events 2016





Nonsuch Association
The Nonsuch® is the inspiration of Gordon Fisher, who with yacht designer Mark Ellis,
approached George Hinterhoeller to build a comfortable cruising boat. This idea has
produced over 950 boats from 22' to 36' that are enjoyed today by sailors of all types.
Nonsuches are unique as are the sailors that love them.

The International Nonsuch Association is committed to the enjoyment of Nonsuch class
sailboat cruising, racing and general fellowship. It sponsors a biennial International Rendezvous,
maintains one-design control for fair and competitive racing within the class, provides unique
Nonsuch parts and services enabling INA members to maintain and protect their investment in a
high quality yacht. The association encourages and supports participation in our partner
Regional Associations who organize events close to where you sail.


LONA Rendezvous August 2016 Hamilton Harbour


Watch the video - thanks to Bill Newman


TINA Rendezvous Kingston August 2016

Another point of view

The Thousand Island Nonsuch Association met in Kingston on Saturday, August 13 for our annual rendezvous.  After much planning and re-planning due to unsettled weather forecasts, our original destination of Kerr was forsaken.  Three of the original 11 boats made their way to Kingston early Saturday:  Outback(Brian & Joy Clinton), PurrDiem(Ralph & Patty Moorhouse), and Virgin Gorda(Joel Watt & Sandra McCulloch).  Others were waylaid due to an assortment of maladies (both boat and crew, and weather), but there were 20 or more present for happy hour and 26 for  dinner.  We believe we may have set a new record for number of persons enjoying happy hour on one Nonsuch 30(Virgin Gorda)!  This also included some lively music provided by Brian Clinton and  Wes Cotton , (a hopeful future Nonsuch owner visiting from Maine), on guitar and  fiddle!  Right in the middle of this jolly time, the promised bad weather arrived  - teeming rain.  All ducked for cover on said boat - very cozy!  God bless those spacious Nonsuches!  Rain subsided in time for a liesurely walk to the foot of Princess street for a great dinner at the Merchant Tap Room.  It was so nice to have former Nonsuchers , the Morriseys and the Banburys join us  for the dinner!

On Sunday, Outback and Purr Diem departed for Kerr Bay, and were joined there by Puffin, where we spent a peaceful night at anchor.  The Tina fleet now consisted of 3 boats, each crewed by 2 humans and one cat:  18 year old Jazz on Outback, 6year old Sugar on Purr Diem, and 4month old Siamese kitten Zeke on Puffin.  Zeke created a bit of excitement early Monday by taking a swim in Kerr Bay, circling the boat and scrambling aboard via the swim platform! Good job, Zeke!  Purr Diem was not without their drama, as their outboard refused to re-start after a trash run to the Stella ferry dock.  Ralph rowed all the way back to the anchorage in Kerr bay - good job, Ralph!  Once all were recovered nicely, we set off for Waupoos,Marina and managed to have a decent sail much of the way.  All (minus cats!) enjoyed a lovely dinner at the Duke of Marlborough Pub. Tuesday saw us weathered in at Waupoos due to very high winds and rain. Puffin headed home on Wednesday morning to do needed engine work .  Outback and Purr Diem opted to enjoy one more day on Waupoos. They plan on continuing on together to Oak Orchard. A big thank you to Sandra and Joel for organizing this Rendezvous.

Story by Patty Moorhouse, Photos by D.Bailey, T. Eedson



INA Website Updates (August 29, 2016)

Video from LONA rendezvous Aug 21-22, Hamilton Harbour

Another report from the TINA rendezvous August 12-14, Kingston

Event calendar update August 29

Member/Owner list update to August 2016 - login>INA Registry>2016 lists

The Spring Summer electronic version of Update is now available.

The INA 2016 Registry - electronic version is now available once login completed.

The menus and links within the Members’ area (after login) differ from the public home page.
Let us know of other improvements you would like using the “Make a Suggestion” link

Nonsuch Regional Events 2016

The following events have been announced to the INA. More details can be found by picking the event title or in the Regional Association listings under the Regional Association tab.





Nova Scotia Rendezvous

Sept 9, 2016


Allan Shaw

Chesapeake Fall  Rendezvous

Sept 16 - 18, 2016

At Solomans

Tom Jones

Butch Garren

Off Sounding club races

Sept 16 - 17, 2016

Eastern Long Island Sound

Jack Lombard

Nonsuch Jewellery 


Hand crafted in Nova Scotia exclusively for INA members, these items make perfect gifts for every occasion.   
Pendants with a chain, ladies pin as well as earrings are available in beautiful  gold and sterling silver. Tie pins are available in sterling silver. The pieces are 1 1/4 inches long. Pendent comes with an 18 inch chain end to end.  Tie pin is half an inch long
Orders can be placed each Spring and Fall.  
Check back  in September 2016  when the next order will be placed


 Contact us at   or Thor Powell at 810-299-1164 



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