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How Do Sails Work? The Science Behind Sailing

We love getting students from all walks of life out on the water! We also love to teach the STEM principles behind our sailing and adventure sports! Have you ever wondered how a piece of canvas helps you sail? Read on to learn about the science behind sailing. The Basics The goal of sailing is […]

Meet the Fleet: No Limit

Welcome to our new blog series entitled “Meet the Fleet.” As part of this series, we will be sitting down with our educators to talk with them about the different boats in our fleet! We sat down with Kali “Orca” Cika to chat with her about ‘No Limit’ our Independence 20 sailboat NESS: First off, […]

NESS Summer Reading List

Looking for a good beach read? Dive deep and take a peek at these books recommended by NESS staff! For Adults The Starboard Sea, Amber Dermont: Classic story of friendship, love, and nature set against a Gossip Girl-esque background reminding us why those who feel lost most often find their way at sea. The Sea […]

Nonprofit Receives Award from US Sailing

STONINGTON, CT. New England Science & Sailing Foundation (NESS) received the Jim Kilroy Outreach and Inclusion Award for its 2018 achievements. US Sailing is the governing body for the sport of sailing in the United States, and its Community Sailing Committee promotes and supports community sailing across the country. US Sailing’s Community Sailing awards recognize […]

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 […]