NESS Hosts 5th Annual NESS Fest and Celebrates 15 Years of Serving the Community

STONINGTON, CT. New England Science & Sailing (NESS) Foundation is kicking off their summer season and celebrating 15 years of serving the community at their fifth annual NESS Fest on Saturday, June 24 (11am-3pm). This free event will feature fun activities including sailing, kayaking, and stand up paddleboarding. NESS Fest participants are welcome to enjoy […]

New England Science & Sailing Foundations Announces Winning Artists in Annual Statewide Drawing Contest

STONINGTON, CT. New England Science & Sailing Foundation (NESS) announced this year’s winning artists for the statewide calendar drawing contest entitled “Long Island Sound and Its Watershed: What It Means to Me.” The annual drawing contest is open to all Connecticut students currently in Grades K-6. Grace McKee of Niantic Center School was named the […]

NESS Receives Awards from US Sailing

NESS and two of its employees received US Sailing Community Sailing Awards for their 2016 achievements. US Sailing is the governing body for the sport of sailing in the United States while its Community Sailing Committee promotes and supports community sailing across the country. US Sailing’s Community Sailing awards recognize organizations and individuals who have […]

What A Year!

What a fantastic year we have had! Dear Friends of NESS, As 2016 comes to a close, I want to take a moment to give thanks for another transformative year at NESS. We all have so much to be thankful for as we complete another outstanding year. This past year NESS continued to implement its […]

Proclamation From the City of New London

It has been a busy and exciting year in New London! Mary Ann Horrigan, NESS, and the NESS SEA AmeriCorps Program were recognized by Mayor Passero at the December 19th New London City Council meeting. The proclamation reads as follows: Whereas, NESS has been an outstanding and effective partner with the City of New London, […]

The First Steps

Billy is an avid NESS-goer and absolutely loves the water. At first, he was a little nervous since he was not the greatest swimmer and was uncomfortable in the water. However, after a few baby steps—like getting into a life jacket and taking a trip to the dock—he took a major step by getting into […]

Looking for a Vacation Activity?

Do you have kids home for vacation or family in town for the holidays? If so, we have a couple of activity ideas for you! If the weather permits, get outside and clean up our shoreline! INFORMATION ON HOW TO LOG MARINE DEBRIS: FIRST: Download Marine Debris tracker APP on your phone (iPhone) (Google Play) […]

Learning to Sail

Even though they were eager to learn to sail, Janelle and Samantha’s first experience on the Hartley did not go so well! They were frightened of how much faster and harder the bigger boat was to control. They tried to get back on course for a few minutes, and then I volunteered to jump in […]