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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.

Getting Around - Update from Georgian Bay Nonsuch Assoication

Not only do Nonsuchers gravitate to each other in their respective territories during our short Ontario sailing season, but they congregate like magnets to keels, when our respective and beloved floating spaces are required to go on the hard.  So it’s no coincidence that when given the opportunity, the land cruisers take time to GAM and introduce themselves to each other. We remember sea stories, exchange remedies on various Nonsuch improvements and generally get to know that sailing a Nonsuch is bonding activity.  All fun and wonderful company.  In the photo below are just a few of the Georgian Bay N.S. sailors found at a recent gathering in North Toronto, Sunday November 20th, 2016.
Nonsuches represented from Georgian Bay were Good News, Catching, Sixpence, Legacy III, Alpha Waves, North Star, Bannockburn and True Love from Hamilton Bay.


Submitted by Dave Bailey


Save-the-date Notice

The Northwest Nonsuch/Niagara Association
Winter Rendezvous
Saturday February 18th,  2017.

The event will take place at the Coast Harbourside Hotel and Marina at 143 Kingston St. downtown Victoria BC. Registration is a 9:45 am. A full day of events is planned and is followed by cocktails (cash bar) and dinner at the Blue Crab Restaurant, one of the top rated restaurants in Victoria.  

Follow this link to full event details or go to the Regional Associations.



INA Website Updates (Nov 25, 2016)
UPDATE Fall 2016 - Available in members area (login) Newsletter
Georgian Bay Brunch - Report
Nonsuch/Niagara Northwest Winter Meeting - announcement update
Racing in Hals Denmark - story, link to video
Jewellery Orders for fall 2016
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Racing in Hals Denmark

Recently we received a link to a drone video of INA member Thomas B Cook, racing Catharsis his Nonsuch 30U, sail#491.


I followed up with Thomas seeking out some background on his adventures. Here is his reply (with a little editing). Thanks Thomas

We are a little yacht club in Denmark located in Hals We sail every Tuesday in the spring and late summer. Seven boats in the "cruising" category and 3 in the racing category. Catharsis , hull 491, normally places 2nd in the cruising category, but only with very few seconds to the first place a Contrast 33, with racing sails.

Nonsuch´s are very rare in our part of the world, only 2 were imported in 1989.  We got her as a trade-in during the finical crisis in 2008. We gave her a nick name: “The Ugly duckling”, like the story by H. C. Anderson as she was quite unusual to start with, but over the years we have owned her she grew in to most beautiful swan you could possible imagine.


At first she got only laughs when we arrived in new marinas or entered a regatta, but as we learned to sail her properly, she is now meet with high respect. Our competitors call her the “Down wind rocket”.

Our race course is fixed as it is located at the entrance to a fjord, normally the wind in our area blows either East or West, but if turns either to the north or south, nothing comes close to her.

Our fleet in the cruising category ranges from 27 to 33 feet.

Med venlig hilsen

Thomas B Cocks

Nonsuch Jewellery 


Hand crafted in Nova Scotia exclusively for INA members, these items make perfect gifts for every occasion.   
Silver sail and gold "wishboom" pendants come  as a chain, or as a ladies pin. They  are 1 1/2x 3/4 inches.  Earrings are 3/4 x 1/2 inches are also available in beautiful sterling silver and gold.   Solid gold items are also available prices on demand.

A limited number of sterling earnings 1 1/2 x 3/4 as well as tie pins are available.    

Order now for November delivery. Fall orders close October 25, 2016.

 Contact us at merchandiseorders@nonsuch.org   or Thor Powell at 810-299-1164 




Nonsuch Regional Events 2016/17

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 NA Winter meeting

Sat. Feb 11, 2017


 Allan Shaw

Northwest Nonsuch/Niagara members
Winter Rendezvous

Sat. Feb 18, 2017

Coast Harbourside Hotel & Marina
43 Kingston St. Victoria BC
Ray Dykstra
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