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NSA Fun Day – Bring your friends and family

The National Sailing Academy invite you to their family friendly OPEN DAY on December 2nd in English Harbour.  During this FREE event youth and adults can discover sailing & swimming throughout the afternoon with qualified instructors. Food & drink will also be available for purchase. The National Sailing Academy offers the opportunity for Antiguan school

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Adults Sailing Lessons and Boat Hire

The NSA is not just for youths, but offers adult sailing lessons also. Try a learn to sail lesson with one of our instructors for US$40 or book three classes for US$100. You will be taken out on an RS Venture which is a 14ft fixed keel boat.  A very stable boat it’s the perfect

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Elizabeth Jordan – The Visionary

To know Elizabeth Jordan is to wonder where she gets her energy to do what she does. At the age of nearly 75, according to tradition she should have hung up her boots many moons ago, and be happy to sit on her porch and watch the action and the world pass her by.  While

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Changing Lives One Tack At A Time

It’s interesting in life when you come across people who don’t understand the impact they are making. In the case of Sylvester Thomas, Chief Sailing Instructor at Antigua’s National Sailing Academy, that’s probably because what he does and how he does it is so much a part of him. A few days before we sat

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Barts Bash Antigua 2018 – 5 Classes, 35 Boats, 45 sailors

The 5th Annual Barts Bash took place on Sunday 16th September at sailing venues around the world. In Antigua sailors from around the island convened at Antigua Yacht Club for a 9am skippers briefing given by Race Officer Steve Spanis and assistant Rhone Kirby. A total of five classes: Laser; RS Feva;, RS Venture; RS

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NEWSLETTER APRIL 2018

NEWSLETTER – APRIL 2018 Firstly, I am delighted to report that our Youth Racing Team on the Cork 1720  ‘Spirit’, Skipper Jules Mitchell, were the overall winners of the AYC Round the Island Race in January. The traditional prize is the Skipper’s weight in rum – so the Academy took home 84 bottles of English

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Sailing Instructor Training Course

Apart from the benefits to be derived from sailing both as a recreational and competitive sport, the ‘mission’ of the Academy is to change lives by providing the opportunity for young sailors who are leaving, or who have left, school to start on the ladder of qualifications that can lead them into (well paid) employment

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