How NESS Implements US Sailing’s REACH Curriculum

NESS loves to provide the opportunity to sail with anyone who wants to learn, so what better way to get sailing than through school? Not only is sailing a great way to build lifelong skills such as teamwork, confidence, and leadership, but is also an educational experience! NESS educators use US Sailing’s REACH curriculum to […]

NESS Curriculum: How We Implement Ocean Literacy Principles (OLP)

NESS Curriculum: How We Implement Ocean Literacy Principles (OLP) “understanding the ocean is essential to comprehending and protecting this planet on which we live” As the beginning of a new school year is upon us, you might be wondering how NESS curriculum is created! NESS uses curriculum standards such as the Ocean Literacy Principles to […]

Sail Green!

Be The Change You Want to Sea in the World NESS believes that sailors like ourselves are true allies and stewards of our ocean.  Whether you are out for a pleasure cruise or competing in a regatta, the ocean is yours to enjoy. Along with the privilege of appreciating the seas comes the responsibility of […]

A Need For Speed: 420 Racers Have Busy Week of Sailing Fast

Last week, the NESS 420 Race Team participated in 2 local events: The Larry White Regatta at Niantic Bay Yacht Club and the Dinghy Race, which started at Niantic Bay Yacht Club then went to Fishers Island Yacht Club and finally ended at Mystic Shipyard. The Larry White Regatta is part of US Sailing Junior […]

Opti Race Team Competes at New Bedford Junior Regatta

NESS’s Opti Race Team was out in full force this weekend at the New Bedford Junior Regatta! Six team members traveled to New Bedford, MA with their boats for the regatta. For many, it was their first 2-day, out of state regatta and the team did great. The Championship fleet consisted of 73 sailors from […]

Stonington Summer Camp Week 1

Thank you to all of our students who helped us kick off summer with excitement, curiosity, and eagerness to learn in our outdoor classrooms. Our educators focused on a variety of topics and techniques throughout the week, while adjusting programs accordingly to the weather, from the sunny and calm days, to the windy and wavy […]

Gear Corner: Sailing Boots Versus Sneakers

Welcome to Gear Corner! When it comes to competitive sailing, do you prefer sailing boots or sneakers? NESS’s Director of Sailing Programs Mark “Zorro” Zagol tells about his sailing sneaker preference! “I distinctly remember the first pair of Aigle sailing boots that my parents bought for me when I was about 13 years old. I […]

Adaptive and Therapeutic Sailing at NESS

In 2017, in collaboration with Sail To Prevail, NESS launched its adaptive sailing program in Stonington, CT. Our adaptive sailing program brings the fun and therapeutic qualities of sailing to individuals with diverse needs. We are excited to announce our adaptive sailing program will be expanding in 2018. About Our Program At NESS, we aim […]