The Narragansett Adult Athletic Sailing Assoc, Inc ”NAASA” founded in 2021, is a nonprofit 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.
"F18 is a fast, sophisticated race boat. It is also a very stable platform—one that is every bit as fast as other high-performance small boats, yet much more forgiving to drive and much more amenable to the time and budget limits that face the vast majority of sailors. With a minimum of sail controls, together with the self-tacking jib, crews can focus more on driving, boat handling, and tactical options instead of the subtle nuances of coaxing an extra tenth of a knot of boat speed from a spaghetti pile of control lines." -U.S. F18 Fleet
Interested in becoming a member?
We offer an Individual Membership for $50 or a Supporting Membership for $150. Each membership allows you to participate in NAASA events until the end of the calendar year. A Supporting Membership is an Individual Membership, but you believe in our mission and would like to donate additional money to our cause.
We are looking for companies or individuals willing to sponsor NAASA events and teams so we can get more athletes on the water!
Sponsoring a team can get your logo placed all over the boat, listed on all event media, social media postings, full access to content library, and more. This is a great way to get your brand out in front of the public with a unique twist! NAASA facilitates team introductions and provides organization level insight into audience, exposure, and ROI.
Sponsoring a NAASA regatta brings naming rights and event-level exposure for the entire fleet. We have different sponsorship packages that can meet the goals of your organization. By partnering with NAASA, we can help you get the ROI that will exceed your expectations, all while helping our athletes fulfill their sailing ambitions.
NAASA’s mission is to grow high-performance sailing on Narragansett Bay. Economics are the #1 barrier facing athletes who want to participate. Access to the Bay, equipment, race fees, etc. – it’s all getting more expensive every year. Without economic support, the population who can compete in high-performance sailing is extremely limited.
NAASA uses the combination of donations and grant partnerships to break down the economic barrier and open the sport up to a broader section of the community. Our funding enables NAASA to expand our audience of sailors and offer first class race administration for the entire fleet.
Donations of any size are welcome. NAASA is a 501 c3 organization – so your donations may be tax deductible.