F18 League Scholarship Program

The Narragansett Adult Athletic Sailing Assoc, Inc ”NAASA” founded in 2021, is a non-profit organization dedicated to organizing and promoting competitive sailing in high-performance boats. Our passion is to grow this part of the sport of sailing. Therefore, removing economic barriers and promoting diversity are core to our mission.  Our core activity is the F18 League – 13 days of F18 racing sailed on Narragansett Bay 

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.

Program Highlights

  • Competitive F18 – fully rigged & ready – for full season
  • Storage at Sail Newport
  • NAASA F18 League Entry Fees Covered
  • Free coaching

Selection Criteria

  • Can they commit to full F18 League schedule?
  • Sailing Experience: competitive, high-performance, multihull
  • Other athletic or outdoor adventure experience
  • Demonstrated maturity to care for and improve a boat – ever done a splice or repair?
  • Complete team?  Helm?  Forward? Both?
  • Do they add diversity to the fleet?
  • Ability to win – NAASA F18 League and other F18 events
  • Ability to be NAASA ambassadors

2022 F18 League Calendar  (13 days of racing)

Rigging & Training

  • May 7 – rigging day 1 
  • June 4 – rigging day 2 with shakedown sail if time allows
  • June 5 – practice/NAASA training day 
  • June 10 – training / transport to Wickford 

Racing

  • June 11 & 12 The Wickford Regatta
  • June 25 – NAASA racing 
  • July 9th & 10th – Newport Regatta
  • July 16 – NAASA Racing
  • August 6 – NAASA Racing
  • August 20 & 21 – The NE 100
  • August 25, 26,27 & 28th – US Multihull Champs

Key Contract Terms

  • Fully rigged boat provided for entire season with no usage limitation
  • Paid summer storage at Sail Newport
  • Paid entry to all F18 League races including Wickford, Sail Newport, NE 100,US Multihull Champs
  • Waiver for injury
  • Agree to NAASA Code of conduct
  • Agree to free usage of media
  • Must have proof of health insurance
  • Accept responsibility for damage other than material failure
    • must either repair or replace
  • $1,000 damage/no-show/conduct deposit required
    • Covers materials and/or labor for repairs
    • $200 forfeit for missed F18 league race days
    • Full forfeit for any conduct that leads to expulsion

The application period is open until January 31, 2022, with interviews in February and the final winners will be announced in March. 

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