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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.

Board Updates

The INA Board met May 27, 2017 at the Royal Nova Scotia Yard Squadron facilities in Halifax Nova Scotia. At the meeting the Board accepted the resignation of Past President Larry Banbury. A new executive was elected. Ted Eedson, formerly our Secretary, was elected as the new INA President. Roger Perry remains as Treasurer and has also assumed additional the role of Secretary. Thor Powell moves to the role of Past President. Annette Bailey stays on as Membership Director as does Bob Jenkins, Regional Liaison and Joe Valinoti, Technical Director. Tom Jones has joined the Board as Director of Communications. An effort will be made over the coming year to more clearly define the responsibilities of these positions with an objective to seek out support from more members to become active in the administration of our association.

With the departure of Larry Banbury the management of the Nonsuch Replacement Tank Program with be going through a transition in leadership. We are working on the details of this transition and an announcement of the changes will be made shortly. Larry’s long-term service to the INA, (including 14 year on the Board) was recognized with the honour of a Life membership. Thank you for the dedication, leadership and mentoring.

Several topics were discussed at the meeting including, our financial situation (stable), membership fees (stable) and membership retention and growth. Currently there are approximately 600 members while we track another 270 Nonsuch boats. An effort to explain the benefits of belonging to the INA will hopefully entice some of these skippers and crew to join the INA and make use of our services. Other meeting discussions focused on Regional and International events. Most of our Regional organizations are doing well and we hope that they will take on the opportunity to host an international event in their plans.

While at the RNSYS we took the opportunity to meet with members of the Nova Scotia Nonsuch Association. They represent several local clubs spread along the east coast of Nova Scotia. We enjoyed our visit and socializing and hope to be back soon.

Look for more details on the recent events in the next Update currently in production.

Reporting T. Eedson (past Secretary)


The LONA has a new Regional Contact

Suzanne and Chris Cayley have offered to take on this role. They sail SHILLELAGH (N36 #44) and port their Nonsuch at the Oakville Club. They are looking forward to their new role and meeting many of you at the upcoming LONA events.

LONA Rendezvous 2017 is still alive for Aug 25/26!

Suzanne and Chris have made inquiries at the Oakville Club and instead of Aug 26/27, their club is willing and able to accommodate our gathering on Aug 25/26 with a possible dinner arrangement on the evening of Aug 26.  Suzanne and Chris will continue with the planning of this event and will be corresponding with the group as the plans firm up.  In the meantime, mark the date on your calendar and please let them know if you have any ideas on a racing event or other events for this weekend.

June Dinner and Meeting pending

A weeknight dinner in early June, are considering the 8th or 15th of June, at a restaurant (location yet to be determined) is in discussion.  The plan will be to keep things simple by making a reservation at a selected restaurant, send out the invitation to LONA members,  and request RSVP by a determined deadline to confirm the number of attendees.  If you have a restaurant suggestion (needs to be appropriate for a gathering and meeting) you can pass your suggestions on to Suzanne and Chris.



2017 Bell's Beer Bayview Mackinac Race

July 22 2017

A suggestion from Robert Wood N30U sail US410

We have four Nonsuch 30’s entered in this year’s 2017 BYC Port Huron / Mackinac Race!
Largo – Champ Glover
Tribute – Matt Wenzler
SaSeaCat – Ed Brost
Glory – Rob Wood
We need three more and we can have our own start!
Please get the word out to anyone else that has expressed an interest.
Most are sailing with a crew of four- three good sailors and a chef.
We are already working on the menu.

Come join us on the race up Lake Huron to Mackinac

For information contact Robert Wood at  

Race website




Nonsuch Regional Events 2017

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.





CBNA Choptank Cruise
(organized by the Solomons
Nonsuch Fleet but open to all)

June 19-24, 2017

Choptank MD

Buch Garren

Northwest Washington & 
Southern BC Nonsuch Owners

June 24-25, 2017

Windermere Regatta
Anacortes YC
Paul Shield
Susan Kidd
Nonsuch Niagara Northwest Assoication
Summer Rendezvous
July 7-9, 2017 Telegraph Harbour Marina, Thetis Island, BC
Susan Kidd
Southern Lake Heron Nonsuch Rendezvous July 15, 2017 Sarnia Yacht Club Herb Huber
Thousand Island (TINA) Summer Rendezvous Aug TBD TBD Adaire Chown
LONA Rendezvous
Aug 25/56, 2017
Oakville Yacht Club
Susan, Chris 
Northwest Washington & 
Southern BC Nonsuch Owners
Aug. 18-20, 2017
Northern Century Regatta
Anacortes YC
Paul Shield
Susan Kidd
CBNA Fall Rendezvous

Sept. 15-17, 2017

TBD Ed Cook


INA Website Updates (June 13, 2017)
Board Meeting - notes
Members spreadsheet updated to June 13, 2017
2017 BYC Port Huron / Mackinac Race
Updates to Nonsuch Events Calendar 2017
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