NSA Facilities


Ninnescah Sailing Association maintains one of the Midwest's finest sailing facilities. 

  • Afterdeck Activity Center

  • Large harbor with individual slips and moorings

  • Dry boat storage

  • Large beach with a courtesy dock 

  • A Hydraulic Crane

  • Day-use docks

  • Sailboat and motorboat ramps

  • A mast raising tower

  • On-site weather station

  • Shoreline camping 

  • Pump-out station

  • Showers

  • Grills and smokers




The Afterdeck is a beautiful three-level log structure in the Ninnescah Sailing Association complex at Cheney Reservoir, Kansas.

It is a great location for weddings, parties, showers, family gatherings, special dinners, or corporate events.

The Afterdeck is available for rent for private functions any day except holidays and from October-April. It is also available Monday-Thursday from May-September.

  • Wrap-around observation deck with view of NSA sailing complex, harbor, and lake

  • Large concrete patio

  • Air-conditioned

  • Sheltered from Kansas south winds,

  • Full kitchen

  • Restrooms

  • Large open space


Contact our past commodore about dates and details at (316) 729-5757 or email pastcommodore@ninnescah.org  


Our Crane


NSA Members have access to a certified 12,000 lb. (6 ton) capacity crane, in the harbor by A-dock protected by a large rock jetty. 

The crane allows safe and easy launching and retrieval of boats. A high-pressure sprayer is available for wash-downs, as well as a sanitary pump out station. 

A free, one-hour crane seminar is necessary to use the crane. These seminars are throughout the sailing year with the dates posted in the Mainsheet Newsletter. Only active NSA members who have completed the NSA's Crane Training Program may hold a key and be allowed to operate the crane. 

There is a six second flashing orange light atop the crane to help sailors navigate at night. 



NSA has 10-15 moorings equipped to handle sailboats up to 30 feet long, inside the cove and along the south side of a rocky jetty. The Harbormaster assigns the moorings on the first come, first serve basis. 

All boats using a mooring must use the mooring standards set by the Board of Governors. 

Please contact the Harbormaster for more information at harbormaster@ninnescah.org


Ramp & Dock

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NSA maintains a public boat dock and ramp for motor/sailboats located east of the Afterdeck at the end of the turn-around near the Shelter house. 

A sailboat only dock and ramp are nearby (next to the beach) in a protected cove. 




The NSA harbor is protected by Stone's Jetty to the North and Andy's Jetty to the Northeast. It has five sailboat only docks. 

165 wet-slips make up the five docks, that range in size from 25 to 28 feet long, 12 to 13 feet wide and range from 3 to 9 feet deep. 

All slips have access to water and electricity. The Harbormaster assigns the wet slips on a first come first serve basis. Usually there is a waiting list for slip assignments. 

Wet Slips Fees (2019)

Wet Slip-Class 1: $525.00

Wet Slip-Class 2: $705.00

Wet Slip-Class 3: $775.00

Wet Slip-Class 4: $875.00

Wet Slip-Class 5: $935.00

For more information please contact harbormaster@ninnescah.org


Yard & Storage


NSA has two fenced, sailboat only, storage yards with 290-yard spaces available to members. 

Individual storage spaces range from 10 to 15 feet with power and water close by. For easy launching and retrieval from the lake, boats can be stored on their trailers with the mast up. 

Yard Space Fees (2019)

10-feet Wide: $182.50

12-feet Wide: $247.50

15-feet Wide: $272.50

Contact yardmaster@ninnescah.org for more information


Shelter House


The Shelter house is just 300 yards East North East of the Afterdeck and has one of the most commanding views of the lake and sailboat races. 

It has enough picnic tables to accommodate 200 people all under one roof. 

Restrooms, showers, public boat dock/ramp, a sailboat only dock and ramp are nearby in a protected cove. 

NSA has twelve campsites on or near the shorelines available. Six campsites have access to electrical hookups.

The Shelter house and campsites are available to reserve through the Cheney State Park Office for a nominal fee.  Electrical hookup fees are paid through the NSA property manager.

Contact Cheney State Park office for more information.