It was with great sadness that we received the news that Terry White MBE had passed away last Sunday, Sept 20th 2015.
Terry was a founding member of the National School Sailing Association, its Treasurer for over 25 years and a Vice President. He was very much the an old school "gentleman" A headmaster in Northampton he was very much involved with School Sailing on Pitsford Reservoir. This was the site of some of the first NSSA Regattas. He made one of the trophies (bowl, made from bog oak) and was responsible for turning the tea urn which Capt Mount-Haes gave him one day (from the back of his Bentley), into the trophy we all know as the Mount Haes Trophy.
Through the 1970's and much of the 80's Terry was Mr NSSA. He would quietly point out how involved the NSSA had been in the early days of the proficiency scheme, with much of the funding for the first National Coach in 1969 coming from the then Department of Education and Science. No doubt, in no small measure, due to his contacts and influence.
He retired to Norfolk in the late 1980's but continued to support the NSSA. He will be sadly missed.
As a result of the very generous funding we have received from the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation we are able to consider grants aimed at assisting volunteers to obtain qualifications which will assist with the delivery of sailing programmes to young people. Applications can be made by individuals or local associations but preference will be given to schemes which benefit a number of people eg funding a Safety Boat course for 6 people as opposed to funding one person to attend a Safety Boat course but much will depend on individual circumstances. Post grant reporting is required.
ENTRY FOR THE 2015 SINGLE HANDED TEAM RACING IS NOW OPEN
The 2015 Single Handed Team Racing will take place at Hunts Sailing Club in Cambridgeshire on 10th and 11th October
Click the following link for more informtaion.
Click one of the following links to download the entry form
Click the following link to download the parental declaration form
Information on the 2016 Regatta hosted by the Norfolk SSA can be found if you Click Here
The 2015 National School Sailing Association Youth Regatta was hosted by Leicestershire & Rutland Youth Sailing Association at Rutland Sailing Club between Sunday July 26th and Friday 31st. Some 282 boats from 21 Teams took part with most of the competitors and Team Managers camping at the Rutland Agricultural Showground. A team of some 150 volunteers facilitated the event and during the week there were over 2750 individual results, 60 sail number changes, 120 race queries. Over 2500 packed lunches were distributed during the week.
Sign up for Bart’s Bash 2015 is now underway and people can go to www.bartsbash.com and sign up to sail in the event on the 20th September. It is open to anyone and there Is no minimum number required to participate. So long as your venue is registered, you can easily get involved.
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