The North Okanagan Sailing Association (NOSA) was formed in 1980 on land owned by the Okanagan Landing Association. The North Okanagan Sailing Association occupies a historic site at Paddlewheel park. It was on this very spot, close to 100 years ago, that Sternwheelers such as the Sicamous and Aberdeen were built and launched. A rail link with the City of Vernon was built with the train running right out to the dock. The old house can still be seen along with numerous other artifacts of that time.