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#JointheCrew: Sailing in Kansas with the Ninnescah Sailing Association

Sailing with the Ninnescah Sailing Association on Cheney Lake

Tired of the same old weekend routine?  Looking for an adventure?  Check out the Ninnescah Sailing Association!

*And check out the 1/2 price deal on sailing lessons for family members or friends, below!

The NSA is a not-for-profit, open membership sailing organization.  Founded in 1965, the NSA has grown into one of the largest, and best equipped sailing centers in this part of the world. Its home, Cheney Lake (just a short drive west of Wichita), has also been rated one of the top ten sailing lakes in the USA – having hosted numerous national championship sailing regattas, Olympic Games and Pan Am Games trials, and attracting some of the world’s top amateur athletes.

Breezin Night Race Ninnescah Sailing Association

NSA’s first-class facilities include the “Afterdeck,” a three level log cabin/activity center, 160 slips for in-water sailboat docking, boat ramps, boat crane, moorings, picnic & camping areas, a playground, guest docks, on-shore boat storage yards, and bath and shower facilities.

Ninnescah Sailing Association's Afterdeck
Ninnescah Sailing Association’s Afterdeck

Don’t know how to sail?  We’ve been teaching adults and kids to sail for nearly 40 years.  Our “Adult Learn to Sail” classes were developed with the U.S. Sailing Association, and are offered every summer.  If you’d like a little friendly competition, the NSA hosts after-work racing every Wednesday evening from late April to October.  All sailboats and crew are welcome to participate – novice and seasoned veterans alike.  We also have a very active junior sailing program, where your kids can learn to sail, or hone their skills, at our week-long sailing camps offered throughout the summer.  And, our junior sailors have the opportunity to participate in local and regional junior regattas.

Junior regatta at Cheney sailing club
Junior Regatta Ninnescah Sailing Association

As a member of the NSA crew, you will join over 180 member families enjoying the outdoors and making friends.  With many social events, you’ll find plenty to do – our year-round activities include parties with live bands, catered dinners and dances, on-the-water festivities and fireworks.  The NSA is for everyone. Take drive to Cheney Lake, and check out the NSA.  You’ll soon be coming back.

#Join the crew!

Visit our website at www.Ninnescah.org or call 316-729-5757.

Ninnescah Sailing Association Fireworks
Fireworks over the sailboats on Cheney Lake

2018 Classes:

Junior Learn to Sail Classes:  316-617-3372

Session 1:  July 9-13

Session 2:  July 23-27

2018 Junior Learn to Sail Flyer

Junior Sailing Lessons at the Ninnescah Sailing Association
Junior Sailing Classes from the Ninnescah Sailing Association


Adult Learn to Sail Classes:  316-655-4993

*Sailing Lessons Special: 1/2 price for family members or friends if you sign up for adult sailing lessons at the same time!

Class 1: June 19th, Tuesday, 6-9 p.m.

June 23rd & 24th,
Sat & Sun 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Class 2: July 17th, Tuesday, 6 – 9 p.m.

July 21st & 22nd,
Sat & Sun, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Class 3: Basic Keelboat** August 11th Saturday only)

**NSA Basic Sailing Class or previous sailing experience is a prerequisite for Basic Keelboat.

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