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International Nonsuch Association
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.
 
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Nonsuchers' Pot Luck in the North Channel


Those cruising the finest freshwaters in North America should mark July 23 on your calendars.
We will meet again at Sturgeon Cove at 1pm for a pot luck on the Rock. Please bring chairs.

Carol Neave has kindly offered to be the  contact person 705 971 1838 gcneave@live.ca


Also listen to Roy on the Cruisers Net  Channel 71 for any notice of last minute changes

 

LONA Upate

A gathering of the Nonsuch Clan at Oakville’s "The Bru” restaurant was characterized with descriptors like renewal, acquaintances, friends, new friends, new boat owners and a lot of GAM. 

 

Susan Cayley (extreme right) kindly felt it necessary to introduce some of the LONA (Lake Ontario Nonsuch Association) sailors to each other in case the water levels go down enough around the lake to visit each others home ports. Our Lake Ontario water levels, for those who do not know, are approximately 3 feet above datum.

Clubs or areas represented by the group included; Whitby Y.C., National Y.C.,  Royal Canadian Y.C, Oakville Y.C., Macassa Bay Y.C. Bronte Harbour, Fifty Point and Ashbridge's Bay.

"It’s always nice to put a face to a boat name" as Annette Bailey (INA Membership director) would say (attention getter) during one of my soundest of sound afternoon naps.

But for the record Left to right are:  Mike Mills, Alan Stummer, Tracy Mousseau, Chris Cayley, Kirk James, Mike Darlington, Cathie McDonald, Brian Monrad, Linda James, Bill & Julie Wickett, Annette Bailey, Suzanne Cayley and the missing photographer, me….Dave Bailey.

 

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)

 

 

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  
rob@robertwoodassociates.com

Race website

http://www.bycmack.com/

 

 
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