Neuse Sailing Association



History and Mission


Records of the Neuse Sailing Association start with the Articles of Incorporation signed on February 20, 1973, by Joseph H. Cox, Andrew P. Denmark, and Joseph 0. Sargent. Secretary of State Thad Eure certified the Articles on April 13, 1973. Listed as the first six directors were: Joseph H. Cox, Elizabeth A. Cox, Andrew P. Denmark, Mary J. Denmark, Howard M. Ellis, Jr., and Joseph 0. Sargent. The By-Laws set forth by these founders served the NSA for the first 20 years of its existence. The By-Laws were updated under the administration of Past Commodore Frank Wilson and again in 2016 under Commodore Carl Crothers. The By-Laws can be read here
. A revised set of Articles of Incorporation are forthcoming.

The NSA was organized for these purposes:

  • To promote activities of a social and recreational nature, including, but not limited to, the operation of other kindred endeavors. 
  • To conduct such private club for the best physical and moral welfare of the members thereof. 
  • To enable the members to gather together for the mutual benefit and enjoyment into an athletic and social group. 
  • The development of the art and science of sailing, the acquisition of knowledge of the theory and practice of seamanship, navigation, and allied subjects; and the furthering of this purpose by promotion and encouragement of races, regattas, and cruises.

Past Commodores

 2021 - Carl Crothers
 2005 - Jim Beachham  1989 - Claude Arnold
 2020 - Jeff Kenyon  2004 - Kent Fann  1988 - Joe Smith
 2019 - Paul Griffin  2003 - Chip Ackerman  1987 - Bowie Martin *
 2018 - Chuck Gordon  2002 - Pat Judge  1986 - Bert Quay
 2017 - Sharon Stephenson  2001 - Bob Moore *  1985 - Missy W Baskerville
 2016 - Carl Crothers  2000 - Chip Ackerman  1984 - Dave Hawkins
 2015 - John Phillips  1999 - Tere Otero  1983 - Bowie Martin *
 2014 - Grady Bowers  1998 - Ray Bittner  1982 - Bowie Martin *
 2013 - Howard Cheetham  1997 - Joe Wright  1981 - Ray King
 2012 - Bill Erwin  1996 - Bill Sage  1980 - Jim Bryan
 2011 - Chuck Gordon  1995 - Ralph Krueger *  1979 - Bowie Martin *
 2010 - Mike Trogdon  1994 - Jim Dugan  1978 - Skip Crayton
 2009 - Sharon Stephenson  1993 - Frank Wilson *  1977 - Jim Bryan **
 2008 - Buster Kenny  1992 - George Stevenson  1976 - Bowie Martin **
 2007 - Mike Trogdon  1991 - Jim Shaw  1975 - Charlie Gryb *
 2006 - Tom Barwick  1990 - Mike Jones  1974 - Joseph H Cox *

   1973 - Rex Willis
 











* - Deceased
** - Records unclear for this year


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