Welcome to NOSCA

Northampton OffShore Cruising Association

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About Us

NOSCA was formed in 1987 by a group of evening class students studying navigation. It seeks to foster and promote the sport of offshore cruising, and to provide opportunities for social meetings, recreation and training.

This year we celebrate our 30th Anniversary and would like to invite members past and present to a celebration on 7th November.

Whatever your interest in sailing, from novice to yacht master, from boat owner to competent crew you will receive a warm welcome.

Membership is available to anyone over 18 - either as an individual or for joint membership.


We meet on the first Tuesday of the month in or around Northampton for a social event. These include talks either from visiting speakers or club members, quizzes, photographic competitions, hands-on demonstrations of equipment, treasure-hunts, BBQs and dinners. Members receive a monthly newsletter which is available to download as a pdf document.


Commodore's Challenge

The start of the Commodore's challenge

Events in our programme include:
  • Rallies
  • Cruise in company
  • Flotillas



Laying Up Supper

Laying Up Supper

For further details see  the Events page.

E-mail for details of membership to membership@nosca.co.uk


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