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.


Fall Off Soundings


Once again the conditions in Off Soundings posed a challenge to our skippers, their boats and their stomachs as eight intrepid Nonsuches faced strong current, lumpy seas and, of course, some wind.  Here is a link to more pictures:

Matt Popp's Photos Fall Off Soundings September 12-13, 2014

Nonsuch Glory in 2014 Bayview Mackinac Race
 Photo courtesy of Ian Sanderson

Congratulations to Robert Wood owner of the 30' Nonsuch GLORY and Mathew Wenzler (PAKI NUMU) who did all Nonsuch owners proud. They were the only two Nonsuch boats of some 200+ entries in the 90th annual Port Huron, Michigan (& Sarnia, Ontario) to Mackinac Island race. The two exchanged the lead 20+ times! This race had it all - light, medium and heavy air; upwind, downwind and everything in between. It was a battle. The race is one of the largest fresh water races in the world, covering over 200 miles from South to North on Lake Huron . Almost from the start, on Saturday, the Nonsuches led against some very expensive boats with large crews. They beat YARE, a 35' Sparkman Stevens who is the winning most boat in Mackinaw history with 13 wins in a row.  The Nonsuches finished on Monday, July 14th, GLORY first and PAKI NUMU second in the Cruising C class. Bayview Yacht Club of Detroit runs the race. You can check their site for more information and complete results.

This year's bulk order for swim platforms has kicked off

and prices have remained unchanged from last year!



Cross-Atlantic sailing memoir re-released online!




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