New England Schools Sailing Association
NESSA has been a leader in high school sailing from the beginning. The sport started in New England, created by 12 prep schools in the 1930s. NESSA is were the first public school joined the organization in the 1970s. And rules and regulations that NESSA developed were used as the blue print for the procedural rules used today.
The objective of the Association shall be to further the sport of sailing in New England secondary schools and to organize those schools competing by standardizing rules and procedures and by aiding with scheduling.
Today NESSA consists of 80-90 schools located in all six New England states. It is governed by a group of officers, mainly coaches, who are charged with the day to day operations of the organization. The President often appoints an executive committed "to advise and assist" in these endeavors. The Annual Meeting of the organization is usually the first Sunday in November.