New England District

The New England District is in the Northeast region and encompasses Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine and Rhode Island.

Our active fleets are in Rockport MA, Duxbury Bay, MA, Lake Quannapowitt in Wakefield MA, Cape Cod in Brewster, MA, Cape Cod in Harwichport, MA, and Lake Massapoag in Sharon MA, Lake Massabesic in Manchester, New Hampshire that is growing, Spofford Lake in Spofford, NH, trying to make a go of it and our newest fleet at Pleasant Bay Community Boating in Chatham, MA.

Our District Governor is Ned Jeffries from the Rockport, MA, fleet and the New England District is the home to FSSA Immediate Past Commodore and Web Editor Diane Kampf.

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FSSA.COM is Getting a Facelift - Scheduled for 1/21/2020

The FSSA.COM website will have a new look after 1/21/2020, along with some new features.  THis is a sample of what you will see:



Many hours have been spoent over the last year to complete this much needed upgrade. NOTE: The first time you try to log in, you will need to request a new password using the "Request New Password" link on the right side under "User Login" (see the picture below). You can set your password to the one you were already using if you want to.

National events will be at the top of upcoming events so you won't have to scroll through all the other events to find them, Documents are now organized by subject under the "Members" menu so we can find those a little easier as well. We have a list of useful links pointing to our vendors and sponsors, If you have others you think we should list, plae let us know.

When the new version is live, pleae reach out to us any timewith any issues. Just send an email to and we will try to get back to you as soon as we can. We hope you enjoy the new look of FSSA.COM.

2019 Women's NAC at Massapoag Yacht Club, Sharon, MA - Day 2


Photo courtesy of Bob Gaffney

And the winners of the 2019 Flying Scot Women's NAC are Greta Mittman and Jennifer Judkins from Corinthian Sailing Club in Dallas, TX. Our PRO Gary Werden sent the teams out in (very) light air with the plan to race as soon as the breeze picked up. And sure enough, they got in 2 races to complete a 5-race series for the event. The top 5 finishers,who each received a sail bag made by Stacey Rieu of MAD Sails, were (1) Greta Mittman & Jennifer Judkins, (2) Melanie Dunham & Stacey Rieu, (3) Mary Ann Hopper, Melissa Miller & Jennifer Draheim, (4) Natalie Colemna-Fuller, Connie Eckart & Kate Sharp, and (5) Sally Morriss, Denise Whatley amd Laura Graham. Full results are here 

Thanks to MYC, Fleet 76 and all the people who helped make this a successful event. And thanks most of all to all the teams who sailed! Pictures by Bob Gaffney and Diane Kampf are being uploaded here . More pictures from Gayle Sheridan are available here.  Thanks so much for all the pictures!!!

2019 Women's NAC at Massapoag Yacht Club, Sharon, MA - Day 1


The day started with a postpone on shore with light and squirrily winds. PRO Gary Werden and crew kept a watchful eye on the weather and we did finally have one race before lunch It was a shortened windward- leeward course and after lunch there just was not enough wind to race. At 4PM the wind filled in from the south and we got in 2 great late afternoon races before calling it a day.

We had a cocktail party followed followed by a round table with BIll Draheim from Quantum Sales and Ryan Malmgren from MAD Sails, joined by the top 3 finishers for the day - Greta Mittman, Melanie Dunham and Mary Ann Hopper. There were lots of questions and enthusiam from the audience!  All that was followed up with a lobstah dinner for the seafood crowd, streak tips and chicken for the meateaters and past primavera for the rest. We also had a raffle with prizes provided by our awesome sponsors and lot of folks left with some fun stuff!

Full results are at

2019 Women's NAC at Massapoag Yacht Club - Arrival Day and Practice Race

Photo by Bob Gaffney

We had our practice race tonight for the 2019 FS Women’s NAC at Massapoag Yacht Club in Sharon, MA. Nice breeze and stiff competition with 12 boats registered from 7 different states. Melanie Dunham and Stacey Rieu won the race. We start tomorrow at 9:00 skippers meeting. Can’t wait!

2019 Women's NAC is in 2 weeks 8/16-8/18 ! Are you coming?


We have 12 women's teams from 7 states registered to date and we have room for more!  There are 5 teams coming from Texas - yeehaw! The Massapoag Yacht Club and Fleet 76 are getting things ready for all of you and we cannot wait to see everyone.  If you have not signed up yet, there's still time - the link for registration is here

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