Organized in 1971, the mission of the MSA is to provide the young people of Manchester and its surrounding communities a comprehensive opportunity to learn the sport of sailing, experience the joys of boating, acquire an enduring respect for the water and share in the fellowship of each other's company.
Photo posted on: Wed, July 1
Beginner sailors showing their knowledge in sailing jeopardy!
Status updated: Wed, July 1
MSA GREEN Fleet regatta postponed due to weather. Optis will run tomorrow July 2nd with 420s, same time.
Photo posted on: Tue, June 30
Manchester Sailing Association added 19 new photos.
Status updated: Tue, June 23
MSA RACE Team if you are looking for the latest Notice of Race NOR listings. See Regatta Network's Calendar http://www.regattanetwork.com/html/calendar.php?junior=1 Regatta Network, Inc.
Status updated: Mon, June 22
MSA GREEN Fleet Regatta at Manchester Yacht Club on Wednesday, July 1st (Optis) and Thursday, July 2nd (420s). New this season 420 advanced and intermediate sailors are invited to participate. This regatta is designed to give sailors without prior regatta experience, in the designated vessel class, a chance to participate in competitive sailing. It is a fun event with lots of support and helping hands to encourage the young racers. Please find the Notice of Race and entry forms on the website www.manchestersailing.org. Deadline to register, June 29th. Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts
Photo posted on: Thu, June 18
MSA "Work Week" is in progress. Our terrific crew of talented, experienced and enthusiastic sailing instructors are prepping for the summer 2015 season kick-off. Session I starts Monday, June 22nd. The fleet of Dyers is lined up and ready for the Sea Urchins. "Learn to Sail. Love to Sail." It is not too late to register. Sign up online www.manchestersailing.org Classes for age 7 to adult. See you soon! Manchester Sailing Association Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts
Photo posted on: Thu, June 11
DANCE TIME! Manchester Junior Yacht Club - Middle School Dance is Friday, June 26th from 7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. CASH at door $5. DJ & Refreshments! Open to MJYC, MSA and friends.
Status updated: Wed, June 10
MSA Race team take note. Registration for Marblehead Junior Race Week 2015 is now open! Sign up at http://www.pleon.org/jrw
Status updated: Tue, June 9
We invite your to join us this Sunday, June 14th at 4:00 p.m. on the lawn at Tuck's Point for a 30 minute gathering to orient you to the program and give you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have in advance of your session. New and returning MSA sailors and parents are encouraged to attend. Doug Walker our Program Director will give a quick introduction highlighting a few important pieces of information and introduce you to our instructors. We hope to see you this Sunday and look forward to another season of MSA fun.
Status updated: Wed, May 27
Looking for a new and challenging sailing experience?
Check out MSA's New Big Boat Program
Designed for sailors age 15 to 19 who want to explore larger cruising and ‘offshore’ boats. The course will give them a chance to sail on a broad range of boats from high-speed sport boats to large-scale cruisers. Sailing competence is required. The program is hands-on with on-the-water instruction, so sailors should be strong enough to handle the greater loads on sheets and halyards demanded by the bigger vessels. Sailors will learn to steer and trim, anchor and dock, coastwise navigation, and boat maintenance, all within the context of a big boat. Register at online at www.manchestersailing.org
Photo posted on: Fri, May 22
Congratulations to the Manchester Essex Sailing Team State Champions! Way to go sailors! Anyone inspired and ready to learn the sport, improve your skills or start competitive racing. MSA has the program for you. Register now for 2015 season and join us for a summer of sailing. www.manachestersailing.org
Status updated: Tue, May 19
Reminder RACE team meeting this Thursday at 7:00 p.m. at the Manchester Community Center
Photo posted on: Mon, May 11
SeaPlan invites you to participate in our survey characterizing recreational sailing and other marine events in the Northeast! http://vp.point97.io/register/seaplan/marine-events-survey/
The purpose of the study is to help identify where, when, and how people recreate along the coast and in the ocean from Maine to New York, as part of the Northeast ocean planning effort. One key component of this study is characterizing the spatial footprint of recreational sailing events in the Northeast. This survey is specifically targeting members of the sailing community who can identify areas in the ocean that are important to sailors in area.
Please submit all survey responses by May 22nd to ensure that your participation is recorded. For more information about the survey, please visit the information page located at http://vp.point97.io/media/apps/marine-events-survey/files/marine-events.pdf
Survey created in partnership with the Surfrider Foundation and Point 97 as part of the #NERecStudy to characterize recreational ocean uses in our area. For more information, please visit www.neoceanplanning.org
Photo posted on: Fri, March 27
Sea Urchin now open to 7 Year Olds. Think Spring and prepare for summer. Register now for the summer season starting June 22nd and running through August 14th. Get your friends and siblings to join you! Register online at www.manchestersailing.org
Photo posted on: Tue, February 24
Time to think SUMMER. It is rapidly approaching despite the chill in the air. MSA Registration for the 2015 summer season opens March 2nd. Register online at www.manchestersailing.org. For any participants, friends and families with questions about the program be sure to attend the Informational Meeting on Tuesday, March 17th, 6:30 p.m. at the Manchester Community Center. Tell your friends and neighbors in the broader North Shore community we want to get everyone out on the water this summer. Learn to sail. Love to sail.
Status updated: Mon, January 26
MSA is holding an Informational Meeting about the sailing program on Tuesday, March 17th, 6:30 p.m. at the Manchester Community Center. Tell your friends we want to get everyone out on the water this summer. Learn to sail. Love to sail. Registration opens March 2nd, www.manchestersailing.org
Status updated: Sun, January 18
Don't miss another exicting summer on the water. Mark your calendars for the 2015 MSA season June 22nd to August 14th. Online registration for learn to sail, RACE team and Adult classes is opening on March 2nd, classes fill up quickly reserve your spot. The Annual Awards Picnic will take place at the Chowder House at Tuck's Point on August 13th. Tell your friends!
Status updated: Mon, December 8
It is that time of year again and MSA is hoping to inspire participants, friends, community supporters to donote to the Annual Appeal. No contribution is too small. Sailing skills not required. For over 40 years MSA has been a valued resource for Manchester residents and members of the broader North Shore community. MSA is a 501(c)(3) organization; a contribution is fully tax-deductible and qualifies for corporate matching gift programs. Donations can be mailed to Manchester Sailing Assocation, P.O. Box 172, Manchester, Massachusetts 01944
Photo posted on: Mon, December 8
The MSA tree shines bright for the 2014 Festival of the Trees Manchester by the Sea http://festivalofthetrees.org/ and Manchester's Christmas by the Sea celebration.