Narragansett Adult Athletic Sailing Association

NAASA is a not for profit 501c3 organization dedicated to the promotion and support of adult athletic competitive sailing on Narragansett Bay.  Our primary activity is the NAASA Racing League a series of events run on Narragansett Bay. Thru support from memberships, sponsorships and donations – we provide access to qualified athletes.

June 14, 2022

The NAASA 2022 F18 League kicked off last weekend with 2 days of racing at the Wickford Regatta. Each day is scored separately and counts as an individual F18 League Race.

May 4, 2022

Don’t miss one of the best multihull events of the year. August 20-21, 2022 in Newport, Island.

Schedule of 2022 F18 League

The league's ultimate goal is to increase participation

Rigging & Training

  • May 7 – Rigging Day #1 @ SailNewport
  • June 4 – Rigging Day #2 with Training Sails if time alows @SailNewport
  • June 5 – Practice and Training day @SailNewport
  • June 10 – Training while sailing to Wickford 

Racing

F18 League Scholarship Program

Breaking down barriers to more athletes on the water

Consistent with our mission to grow high-performance sailing by attracting diverse athletes and removing economic barriers, we have a scholarship program that gives qualified teams fully funded F18's for the season.  In addition – we are looking for individual athletes looking to helm and crew on funded boats.  We are especially eager to attract women athletes.


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Some call it champagne sailing, we call it Saturday…

The NAASA F18 League competes in tight racing throughout the summer in typical conditions like these on Narragansett Bay. This is just the beginning…

Check out the full recap video linked in our bio!
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The NAASA 2022 F18 League kicked off last weekend with 2 days of racing at the Wickford Regatta. Each day is scored separately and counts as an individual F18 League Race.

The 10-team field was one of the most competitive fleets ever assembled. The top of the form guide had three teams who are legitimate podium contenders at any international F18 event – Team “Fly Tradewinds” with Todd Riccardi and Dalton Tebo, Team Guck, Inc. with Lars and Olin Guck as well as Team TBD1 with Mike Easton and Tripp Burd. In addition to these teams, there was a guest appearance Sunday by super-sailor Ravi Parent who is the reigning F18 North American as well as A-Cat World Champion. Parent Jumped in with one of NAASA’s scholarship sailors to compete and coach.

Keep reading the full write up from the weekend on sailnaasa.org (link in bio).

#sailnaasa #naasa #narrgansettbay #F18sailing #F18 #Catamaran #SailNewport #SailRhodeIsland #AdultSailing #SkiffSailing #Athlete #Sailor
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The 2022 Wickford Regatta is happening this weekend, June 11th and 12th! We are epically looking forward to this years regatta since the last one was full of excitement!
Who remembers the big breeze that resulted in a few crashes and quite a bit of swimming?? All that aside the racing was excellent and the competition at the top of the fleet was incredibly tight!

Come on down to Wickford, RI the race starts a noon sharp at the Wickford Yacht Club!

#Sailing #NAASA #WickfordRI #Regattas
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Our very own Kaleigh Morgan will be the sailing on the F-18 this weekend at the Wickford Regatta. She is a George Washington student, has worked as a sailing instructor at CYC and has been apart of the NAASA team since last year.

She had this to say about last years Wickford Regatta, which was her first time sailing a catamaran and an F-18-

"Just say yes - I didn’t know what I was getting myself into. Saying yes to the all the opportunities has never turned out in a bad way. Have confidence in yourself."

Best of luck Kaleigh!! @kaleigh517

The Wickford Regatta is this weekend, 6/11 and 6/12 at the Wickford Yacht Club

#RhodeIsland #SailingRI #Wickford #NAASA
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Another sponsor of the NAASA fleet is our favorite local graphics shop, GT3 Creative. Located in Jamestown, RI (@gt3creative), partners Cary and Beth Siegler are big supporters of local sailing and are helping us get all the boats looking good as they fly around the Bay this summer.

#sailnaasa #naasa #narrgansettbay #F18sailing #F18 #Catamaran #SailNewport #SailRhodeIsland #AdultSailing #SkiffSailing #Athlete #Sailor
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Headed into the long weekend like Tripp Burd on the wire flying around the Bay.

Next weekend kicks off the NAASA season with some tune-ups before the Wickford Regatta in two weeks.

Check out the full schedule for the season at sailnaasa.org (link in bio).

#sailnaasa #naasa #narrgansettbay #F18sailing #F18 #Catamaran #SailNewport #SailRhodeIsland #AdultSailing #SkiffSailing #Athlete #Sailor
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We are thrilled Guck Inc. has stepped us as our first sponsor of NAASA. Guck is a custom boat repair and maintenance shop in Bristol, RI. Lars Guck is a long-time successful multi-hull sailor himself and a big supporter of the mission of NAASA. Be sure to be on the lookout for this branded-up boat sending it around Narragansett Bay this summer.

#sailnaasa #naasa #narrgansettbay #F18sailing #F18 #Catamaran #SailNewport #SailRhodeIsland #AdultSailing #SkiffSailing #Athlete #Sailor
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The F18 Season is almost upon us. Boats are getting rigged up at @SailNewport already. Check out the full schedule on sailnassa.org

#sailnaasa #naasa #narrgansettbay #F18sailing #F18 #Catamaran #SailNewport #SailRhodeIsland #AdultSailing #SkiffSailing #Athlete #Sailor
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High-performance sailing scholarships awarded for 2022!

Congratulations to returning scholarship recipients Marina Barzaghi and Kaleigh Morgan and our newest additions KB Knapp and Parker Colantuono (pictured).

Learn more about both teams via the link in our bio!

#CollegeSailing #Congratulations #HighPerformanceSailing #SailNAASA #NAASA #Sailors #NarragansettBay #Rhodey
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We are seeking a Sailing Video Summer Intern to help NAASA (Narragansett Bay Adult Athletic Sailing Association) capture exciting racing and tell our story.

Job Requirements:
🎥 Gather video using GoPros and Drone
🚤 Drive outboard motorboat
🎬 Edit video
⛵️ Help with other tasks related to running sailboat racing events
✅ Appropriate drone and powerboat licenses are required

The post is located in Newport, Rhode Island. Hours are largely flexible, but you need to work Saturday NAASA race days.

Learn more and apply via the link in our profile.

#SailingVideo #SaiingVideographer #Video #Drone #CollegeSailing #CollegeSailor #DreamJob #DreamInternship #paidinternship
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CALLING ALL SAILORS!
TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO APPLY FOR THE NAASA SCHOLARSHIPS!

Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity!

Full teams or individual athletes can apply via the link in our profile.

Photo: Rodrigo Fernandez/Sail Newport 2021

#Sailors #Studentsailors #CollegateSailing #Sailing #Scholarships #NewportSailing #RhodeislandSailing
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Don’t miss your chance to step into high-performance sailing and competition!

Sailors are encouraged to apply if you are an adult athlete with a passion to master the high-performance end of the sport. The venue for NAASA F18 League racing is Newport RI – so applicants must be able to get themselves to Sail Newport for all league events. Applicants may apply as a team or as individuals and the selection committee will match qualified compatible candidates.

This is the FINAL WEEK TO SUBMIT APPLICATIONS!
Apply via https://buff.ly/30wcNn4 .

Photo: MatiasCapizzano

#Sailors #Studentsailors #MaritimeAcademy #CollegateSailing #Sailing #Scholarships #NewportSailing #RhodeislandSailing #RISTUDENTS #RICollege #URISailing
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FINAL CALL FOR SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS IS THIS WEEK!
January 31st is the deadline to get your applications in!
Spread the word! Tell your friends!

There are two boats for two crew each available in Newport, RI starting in June 2022. NAASA Scholarships provide fully funded F18 Catamarans for the NAASA F18 League including summer storage at Sail Newport, entry fees, and coaching. Full teams or individual athletes can apply via link in our bio.

#Sailors #Studentsailors #MaritimeAcademy #CollegateSailing #Sailing #Scholarships #NewportSailing #RhodeislandSailing #RISTUDENTS #RICollege #URISailing
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Last call for NAASA F18 League’s 2022 Scholarship Boat Applications!!

Applications are due by January 31st via sailnaasa.org.

With a number of applications already submitted, the Narragansett Bay Adult Athletic Sailing Association (NAASA) wants to remind sailors that the week is the last chance to apply for a scholarship boat for its 2022 season.

There are two boats for two crew each available in Newport, RI starting in June 2022. NAASA Scholarships provide fully funded F18 Catamarans for the NAASA F18 League including summer storage at Sail Newport, entry fees, and coaching. Full teams or individual athletes can apply via SailNAASA.org.

"Don't have a crew or a skipper?" says NAASA President Chris Bulger. "That is okay. We are happy to match sailors within our applicant pool and within our own fleet. So do not be afraid to apply because accepted or not, reaching out is another way to make a connection with a new group of sailors."

#Catamaran #F18Catamaran #CollegeSailing #CollegeSailors #SailNewport #USSailing #Multihull
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There’s a lot to be excited about for the 2022 season. The NAASA F18 League schedule – which includes both NAASA race days and other local regattas – will include the 2022 US Multihull Championships sailed at Sail Newport in F18’s. In addition, both the 2022 F18 Worlds and the famous Worrell 1000 are in Florida – suggesting interest in the F18 class will be strong.

Thanks to the generosity of its supporters, NAASA will have 2 scholarship boats for the 2022 season. Sailors are encouraged to apply if you are an adult athlete with a passion to master the high-performance end of the sport. The venue for NAASA F18 League racing is Newport RI – so applicants must be able to get themselves to Sail Newport for all league events. Applicants may apply as a team or as individuals and the selection committee will match qualified compatible candidates.

The application and more information can be found at https://buff.ly/3qFR8mW.

#NewportSailing #NAASA #SailingNewport #RhodeIslandSailing
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"I had invested so much time into college sailing and didn't know where to go next. Thanks to last summer in the F18, I now can invest in something new in our sport and not be destined for just beer can sailing." - Marina's fresh outlook on life after College Sailing.

If you are interested in the opportunity to learn a new aspect of our sport, apply for one of our F18 Scholarship Boats in Newport, RI. Apply as a team or individual at sailnaasa.org
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"Just say yes! I didn’t know what I was getting myself into at all but saying yes to all opportunities has never turned out in a bad way. Have the confidence in yourself." - Kaleigh's #1️⃣ piece of advice on taking on the F18 Boat Scholarship.

Will you say yes?! Well, first you need to apply by Jan 31. Either as an individual or a team ➡️ sailnaasa.org
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Let the countdown to Summer 2022 begin! The Narragansett Adult Athletic Sailing Assc (NAASA) is seeking sailors to apply for our TWO F18 Catamarans based in Newport, RI. F18 or catamaran experience is NOT NECESSARY. We want to open doors for more sailors so apply either as a TEAM, a HELM, or a FORWARD. ⠀

There is no hurt in applying, so don't second guess and do it! sailnaasa.org (link in bio)⠀


#Sailing #Sailors #F18Sailing #CollegeSailing
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Do you want to go fast and have fun this Summer out on a wire? We are looking for four female and male athletic sailors from any background to take on our TWO scholarship boats in Newport this summer. The Narragansett Bay Adult Athletic Sailing Association (NAASA) is all about getting more people on the water so join this fun group and apply before Jan 31. You can apply as a team or individuals at sailnaasa.org⠀

Help us spread the word about this amazing opportunity by tagging someone. you think should apply in the comments! 👇🏼
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Don't flip out! There is still time to apply for our Summer Scholarship Boat program! Apply as a helm or forward crew or as a team. ⠀

Get the details at the link in our bio. ⠀

Photo: Capizziano Photography⠀

#Capsize #F18Catamaran #NewportRI #WickfordRegatta #HighSchoolSailing #CollegeSaiing #USSailing #Multihulls
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OUR BOARD
Arthur Chris Bulger

President

Lars Guck
Tripp Burd
Kate Somers

Narragansett Bay Adult Athletic Sailing Association

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