International 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.

The original Hinterhoeller manuals are now online for the 26c, 26u, 30c and 30u models.
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Al Perrins
Past Issues of Update Are Now Available Online
67 of 105 past Issues of Nonsuch Update are now available online.  We continue to scan the remaining issues. Note that you must be logged in and a member of the INA to view the issues. 
To see the index of all past Update Issues click: Index to Update Issues
Issues that are marked "PDF" will have a link to the document in the Topics column.  Note that you can use the search feature on this website to look for a specific topic.  When viewing the index, you can also use your browser's "Find" feature to locate issues which contain specific words in the topic.  Special thanks to Bill Spencer, Ted Eedson and Bob Cornell for the many hours they put in to make this available to our members.
Connecticut Nonsuchers Call to Action

You are invited to participate in the 2015 CT Leukemia Cup on August 29th.  This is a good racing event, a fun social event and, most importantly, a great cause to support.  We are planning to have a Nonsuch class again in 2015 and the initial interest is quite strong.  Here is the link for more information and to sign up:

For those coming from out of town (and I understand a couple TYC boats are interested), Pilots Point is offering discounted overnight slips that weekend. Please feel free to contact Bob Cornell at or Dave Gilmore of the Leukemia Cup Committee at, if you have any questions.

We look forward to seeing you on the water and appreciate your support for this great cause. Let's prove once again that Nonsuches are in a class of their own!


 We look forward to seeing you cats on the course

and at the party this year!


Spring 2015 Off Soundings


On Friday, June 12, after a long postponement the race to Block Island and Spring Off Soundings finally began! The class of 11 Nonsuches split, those choosing to favor the right side of the course finished as the wind finally filled in from the south. Those on the other side found themselves in a hole and then a dense fog and just missed the time limit which expired at 17:30.

Saturday was a beautiful day.  Everyone must have been thinking 'not again' as the wind disappeared during the start of the 18.5nm race around Block Island. The first leg to 1BI on the north end of the island was mostly a drift with the current, but as the fleet approached the North Light the wind started to fill and it was a glorious race around Block Island in a moderate breeze.   




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