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Who We Are

The NATO Tri-Border Sailing Club (NTSC) is a recognised Club of the Allied Joint Force Command HQ Brunssum (JFCB) Morale and Welfare Activity.  

 The Club was first formed in Fontainebleau, France, and was officially recognised by AFCENT on 17 May 1973.  It was again formally recognized in 1994 when the constitution was re-written.  Known as the “AFCENT SAILING CLUB” (ASC) its burgee is blue with the AFCENT badge superimposed on the NATO emblem. The Club was renamed The AFNORTH Sailing Club on 1st September 1999.

The Sailing Club was renamed a second time in 2005 to "NATO Tri-Border Sailing Club" after the renaming from AFNORTH to JFCB, the badge was adapted and surrounded by the clubs name.


What We Offer

 The NTSC owns and operates a fleet 25 sailing dinghies which include OptimistsToppers, 420s, Lasers, Laser II, Wayfarer and Family Boats which are all available for suitably qualified club members to sail. 

We offer sailing opportunities for kids, families and sportive members and offer free sailing introduction / familiarization to club members @ Roermond with the Dutch civilian Maas and Roer (M&R) Sailing Club.  The Clubhouse is situated at Hatenboer, grid GS072758, a very pleasant lake area between the lateral canal Linne-Buggenum and the Maas River.

See the MeR web page for further guidance.  Members of NTSC enjoy full membership of the Maas and Roer Sailing Club, including shower and restaurant facilities and we respect their rules and etiquette.


Who Can Join?

The NTSC Membership is open to government civilian, contractor, or military personnel supporting the NATO mission at Geilenkirchen AB, JFC HQ Brunssum, Schinnen Army Garrison, Center of Verification Niederheid or students at a DoD school. The NTSC may also contain a limited number of members of the community and other NATO ID cardholders, who are not otherwise eligible.

 Please contact us, if you have any questions about eligibility. 

All prospective members are required to complete an application form in order to register.  Please contact us, and we will send you the application form. After completion of the application form and payment of the annual subscription, the Secretary will issue a membership card of the appropriate category. A half Membership is possible for those who are deploying/ leaving/ incoming. All prospective members are required to complete the respective forms as mentioned above.