The North American Station
of the Royal Scandinavian Yacht Clubs
and Nyländska Jaktklubben

The North American Station, founded in 1945, is associated with The Royal Swedish Yacht Club, Royal Danish Yacht Club, Royal Norwegian Yacht Club, Royal Gothenburg Yacht Club and Nyländska Jaktklubben (Finland).

The objects of this Station are to encourage the art of building, rigging and handling small vessels and interest in seamanship and naval architecture, particularly in connection with promotion of close ties between North American and Scandinavian yachtsmen.

The Station especially welcomes as members those distinguished by their activities in racing, cruising and naval architecture and those who have sailed or are preparing to sail in Scandinavian waters, or who have special interest in Scandinavian yachting.

Latest News & Announcements

NAS member Dario Segre's new superyacht, CANOVA, has been awarded Sailing Yacht of the Year at the World Superyacht Awards. Congratulations, Dario! Details and more photos at Sailing Scuttlebutt

From Nuclear Attack Sub Commander

to Yacht Cruiser/Racer

Capt. Mark Lenci, USN (Ret.)

Capt. Lenci’s Nov. 10th presentation to the NAS and CCA is now available on video here:



Commander of a Nuclear Attack Sub Then, a Beneteau 53 Now: Lessons Learned

The typical cruising sailboat has little in common with a nuclear submarine. But Capt. Mark Lenci, USN (Ret.) has applied many of the lessons learned during his naval career to his current command, a 53-foot Beneteau. “The U.S. nuclear submarine force is unique, even within our Navy,” says Capt. Lenci.

“It has been forged over 70-plus years under tried and proven standards for technology, people and leadership. It prides itself on continuously adapting and updating those three areas based on objective, dispassionate and critical analysis of both what goes right and what goes wrong. The result is a nuclear and ship safety record that is unmatched in any field of endeavor. My talk will share principles illustrated by actual lessons learned hard by the submarine force, but directly applicable to any vessel, particularly our sailing and power yachts.”

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The North American Station

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