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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.

Update Online
The Winter 2018 issue of Update is now available
Log into the members' area and view under Newsletter tab

Hard copy versions are currently being published and should be in the mail soon.

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. 

View the UPDATE Index of issues to access past 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.

Distinguished Nonsuch Sailor

The International Nonsuch Association (INA) has recognized Dr. Doug Caldwell of Toronto as a Distinguished Nonsuch Sailor. Doug has been awarded a Lifetime Membership in the INA.


Doug is in his 90th year and continues to be an active sailor with his Nonsuch 30 Ultra #353 Nanabozho. A longtime cruiser and racer, Doug has owned five boats over the last 60-plus years. His adventures include a voyage down the St. Lawrence aboard Shark #33 to Expo 67 with his wife Sheena and their three young children, and twice sailing through the Intracoastal Waterway to the Bahamas. The Nonsuch 30 has been Doug’s pride and joy since 1986.

In 2012, she earned Doug the Royal Canadian Yacht Club’s Trophy for most nautical miles covered (750) by a member in a single season – almost all single-handed. The same year, he won the Hodder Trophy (for sailing to 40-plus ports or anchorages in Lake Ontario and the Upper St. Lawrence). Twice he has been presented with RCYC’s coveted Cruising Trophy.

A gentleman sailor (and active ukulele player in the off season) who embodies the INA’s spirit of friendship, Doug has sailed in several Rendezvous. The key to success? A good sail, a clean bottom, a folding prop and a great crew – or any crew, really. In 1989, Doug’s eldest grandchild, at the age of eight months, joined him for the Rendezvous in Kingston. She helped collect Doug’s first-place Cruising Race flag. Now 28, she and her sister and cousins – along with their parents – still sail with Granddad on beloved Nanabozho.

The Northwest Nonsuch/Niagara Association
2018 Events
Saturday February 17th,  2018
Winter Rendezvous in Victoria BC at The Coast Harbourside Hotel
June 29 - July 1, 2018
Summer Rendezvous at Telegraph Harbour Marina, Thetis Island BC

Contact Susan Kidd

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Nonsuch Regional Events 2017-2018

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.





Nonsuch Niagara Northwest
Winter Rendezvous

Feb 17, 2018

Coast Harbourside Hotel, Victoria BC

Susan Kidd
Nonsuch Niagara Northwest
Summer Rendezvou

Jun 29-July 1 2018

Telegraph Harbour Marina, Thetis Island, BC

Susan Kidd
Nonsuch International Rendezvous

August 3-6 2018

Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron, Halifax, NS

Alan Shaw


INA Website Updates (January 08, 2018)
UPDATE - Winter issue now available online
Updates to Nonsuch Events Calendar 2017/18
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