New London Community Boating

 

NESS-New London Community Boating 

Welcome to NESS New London Community Boating! NESS New London Community Boating (NESS NLCB) is a core component of the NESS New London Initiative that engages students in immersive summer learning. Working with New London Magnet Schools and many other Community Partner organizations, our goal is to provide sailing opportunities to the youth of New London to encourage life-long learning, a healthy and active summer, and stewardship of their environment and community. Thank you for expressing interest in New London Community Boating.

Questions? Call 860-237-7491 or email NLCB@nessf.org

Take a look at our program schedule here.

We are excited to share our Summer 2017 Open Enrollment offerings:

Learn to sail

Join in the fun of sailing! The skills and great memories will last a lifetime. The “Learn To Sail” does not require any sailing experience. Our sailing program provides a supportive environment where youth sailors of all ages and abilities can improve their sailing skills while learning respect for their fellow sailors, boats, and the water – all while having some fun. Students will become familiar with water safety on the docks and in an optimist trainer, while learning what it feels like to be on the water. Over the week the students will be introduced to the different parts of the boat, knots, rigging and steering.

Pre-requisites: Participant must be a New London resident or attend the New London Public Schools.
Age Requirements: ages 8 – 14
Morning Sessions (9:00-11:30): July 31st-August 4th, August 7th-11th (No class Wednesday August 9th) Afternoon Session (12:15-3:00): August 7th-11th

Intermediate Sailing

Intermediate Sailing Take the next step in the sport of sailing with this 2-week “Intermediate Sailing class”. A perfect continuation from the “Learn to Sail!” class or a great fit for those who want to work on their basic sailing techniques. Class will utilize Opti Trainers and the Hartley 12 which is fast to rig and easy to sail meaning more time on the water practicing and refining your sailing skills. Our sailing program provides a supportive environment where youth sailors of all ages and abilities can improve their sailing skills while learning respect for their fellow sailors, boats, and the water – all while having some fun.

For students who are enrolling or enrolled at the Science and Technology Magnet High School or, New London High School, we are offering an additional Intermediate Clinic designed to advance students’ skills and prepare them for participation in the New London High School Sailing Team. The two-week clinic will run from 3:00-5:30 during the weeks of July 24th-July 28th and July 31st-August 4th.

Pre-requisites: Participant must be a New London resident or attend the New London Public Schools.
Age Requirements: ages 10 - 17
Evening Session (3:00-5:30): July 10th-14th and July 17th-21st
STMHS/NLHS Special Clinic (3:00-5:00): July 24th-July 28th and July 31st-August 4th

 


HERE ARE SOME TIPS FOR YOUR NEXT OCEAN ADVENTURE!

 

  1. Wear a bathing suit or clothes you don’t mind getting wet!
  2. Classes are held RAIN or SHINE!
  3. NESS NLCB operates out of Greens Harbor Beach off Pequot Avenue
  4. NESS NLCB uses Opti Trainers, Optis, and Hartley 12s for the sailing programs
  5. Don’t forget to bring a water bottle, sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat!
  6. NESS NLCB can provide a lifejacket and water shoes, or you can pack your own!

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JOIN US FOR AN ECO TOUR!

 

There is no better way to experience Ocean Beach than by being out on or in the water! Even if you have never picked up a paddle or put on a snorkel mask, join us and learn these cool skills on one of our Eco Tours at Ocean Beach Park in New London! Whether you are a birding enthusiast, an athletic adventurer or a marine biologist, our kayak and snorkel guides will maximize your experience.

   

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