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Thanks for all your Support as Nelson Sailing Center does it again:
Congratulations to Captain Peeter Must (sixth time) for attaining ASA Instructor of the Year Award 2011!

Opening Day: April 28, 2012!

Thanks for all your Support as Nelson Sailing Center does it again:
Congratulations to Captain Peeter Must (fifth time) and Anthony Coia (fourth time)
for attaining ASA Instructor of the Year Award 2010!

Congratulations to Nelson Sailing Center for being
awarded one of ASA’s Outstanding Schools for 2010 (sixth time in the last seven years)!

Opening Day: April 30, 2011!

NJ Intercoastal Sailing SchoolNelson Sailing Center Moves Forward to 2011:

After a great first year in the new facility, further improvements promise to make 2011 even better.  Hi-tech new features will include improved classrooms with better A-V technology, as well as big screen TV for instruction and enjoying sailing videos.  HVAC improvements and upgraded furniture, will add to your enjoyment; and “Oh, that million dollar view from the front porch.” You won’t want to go home at the end of the day!

The American Sailing Association has chosen us as
“ASA’s Featured Facility in the Spring 2010 Quarterly Journal”–

the article details the facts (abundant indoor and outdoor space, great bathrooms, etc., etc.) and the “philosophy” (high technology, ecology-minded, etc.) of the new place.  Click here for the full text of the article in the ASA Quarterly Journal.

Nelson Sailing Center featured in 7/2010 Asbury Park Press Article:
Read an informative article about the “green” program at NSC.  Go to link — click here.

Nelson Sailing Center continues its outstanding record:

Congratulations to Captain Pete Must for again attaining ASA Instructor of the Year Award, for the fourth time.

Want to Become an ASA Sailing Instructor?

A very special group of sailors feel the need to share their knowledge and love of sailing with others through sailing instruction. We take experienced instructors and expert sailors and give them the tools they need to become certified sailing instructors.

ASA Sailing Instructor clinics test existing skills and knowledge while teaching a structured curriculum and proven presentation techniques. Take the challenge and attend our ASA Instructor Qualification Clinic (IQC) here at Nelson Sailing Center in Island Heights.

Our first Bi-annual IQC held in Oct ‘09 taught by Captain Keith Jackson was a success and we look forward to our second IQC this April ‘10 with Captain John Henderson.

Survivor Youth Overcomes Adversity and Launches Sailing Career, with Help from NSC:

Link to news article about Thomas Kiesel of Point Pleasant (see Sailor of the Week July 2009) CLICK HERE

30' Gemini Catamaran

New Catamaran Joins Fleet:

Our Gemini 30 has been fully refurbished and is now in the fleet.  Speedy, Roomy, Shoal Draft, Powerful Engine and tons of fun to sail, with a huge cabin. Further details and pix coming to the rentals page. Call Jenny for info.

Coastal Navigation Course
Spring  2010: coming early May, call.

You Asked For It! The Bulletin Board is Up and Running:

Intended to make it easy to contact sailing friends or make cooperative sailing arrangements.  See the drop down menu under “NEWS” and click on “BULLETIN BOARD”

Quick Notes:

The New On-line Reservation System is Up and Running: the reservation system is fully up and running for the upcoming season.  Check it out

Courses, 2010:

NJ Safe Boating Course will run regularly – schedule forthcoming.

Boat News: Fleet Improves and Grows :

Major upgrades of some of our most popular boats. The Bristol 29.9 has a new, very powerful engine and new sails, plus a fresh look. Major Refit on Sabre 28: sails great and now looks great. The Morgan 22 added recently to our fleet is being fully restored. It features exceptional stability for a small boat.  This one is the proverbial “Brick Outhouse” — try it, and see if a heavy pocket cruiser is your cup of tea! New Boats: A new Oday 26 is in the fleet.  This is our largest O’day yet (excepting the 34 available for charters), and will please our large contingent of O’day fans. Two additional immaculate Ensigns! Also: a Seaward 25: to fill the growing requests for “larger small boats” with outboard power.

Sunset Sail Races —

New Activity at Nelson Sailing Center– Experience sail racing on one of our boats as part of the Wednesday night series at Toms River Yacht Club.  You will race with an NSC instructor in a mixed class of large and medium boats. There is nothing like racing to focus your attention and improve your sailing skills — see courses page.

New Jersey Boating Law Now Requires Safe Boating Course for everyone.–

This requirement, covering state waters, will be phased in, by age, over the next several years.  Nelson’s is helping meet this important need for boater education by expanding our offerings of NJ Safe Boating.  See the Courses page for information.

Notice the New “Join E-Mail List” Button drop down menu under “NEWS”?:

We are aiming to go “paperless” and toward that end we are setting up to simplify and make more accurate our e-mail operations. Your cooperation in submitting the information will be appreciated.  It is all in keeping with the desire to keep you informed about happenings, specials, and important changes around Nelsons.

Nelson Marine Basin Customers:

The marina now has a completely separate site with its own address.  The new site has the address: http://nelsonmarinebasin.com

“Extra, Read All About It” :

Asbury Park Press Sails with Nelson Sailing Center
The article that appeared in the paper on July 3, 2005.

*The Cal 34 is in action. This is a boat like you will not find in “regular” rental fleets. It is equipped with a brand new diesel and the entire vessel has been fully refurbished to like-new condition.  It is maybe “better than new”, since the vintage Cals were built to a standard that is hard to match today.  This boat is fast, beautiful, and roomy.  Check it out and reserve early.

*Other newer boats to our fleet include the beautifully redone Sabre 28 – “Viking”, and a sweet Cape Dory 25.  Both are great looking and great sailing boats.

*The refurbished Pearson Ensign fleet is available for lessons, rentals, and group activities.  We will have 7 top condition Ensigns.  If you have never sailed an Ensign, you must give it a try!

*Ask about t-shirts, gear bags, bay guides, hat keepers.  We now have an assortment of vending machine items.