We are the Northern Star Hunter Sailing Association, Inc. (NSHSA). We are one of two Hunter Sailing Associations on the Chesapeake Bay. We are about 60 famillies (or boats) strong, and our members sail primarily on the northern Bay, north of the William Preston Lane, Jr. Memorial Bridge (US50/301). Our Hunter sailboats range in size from 25' to 50'. Our experience levels range from novice sailors to blue water cruisers, from new crew, learning to race, to racers who regularly compete.

The Objectives of the NSHSA, in accordance with our By-Laws, are to:
A. Promote medium and long range racing and cruising among Hunter sailing yachts.
B. Collect and disseminate information relating to Hunter sailing yachts.
C. Conduct educational programs related thereto.
D. Advance the tenets of good sportsmanship.
E. Promote or develop any other activities, which may be of benefit to the membership.

We are organized to achieve our objectives through our elected leadership. We hold annual elections for officers,

We present awards to members for deserving service and to race winning skippers. Additionally, we present an annual award, the Calamity Cup, to the member who survives one or more calamitous situations on the water. CLICK HERE to read more about the Calamity Cup.

We communicate through email and this web site. We communicate on the Bay on VHF Channel 78. Our burgee is depicted on the home page of this web site.

See you on the Bay!