Why is the Ocean Salty? The Science Behind Salinity

Ever been swimming in the ocean and have a big wave come at you quick? You probably got a big gulp of salt water. Yuck! But why is the ocean so salty? Science Behind Salt 97% of all water on Earth is salty and the ocean covers about 70% of the entire Earth’s surface! The […]

Stonington Summer Camp Week 5

Can you believe we’ve made it through over a month of camp already? It seems like the weeks are flying by! Week 5 brought us lots of fun, learning, wind, waves, and sun. Our programs always inspire campers to gain confidence and develop teamwork and leadership skills, so you’ll be sure to know that we […]

Stonington Summer Camp Week 4

Summer is flying by and Week 4 was no exception to a wonderful week at camp! Although the skies opened up a bit on Thursday, all our students and instructors were able to get plenty of time out on the water and learning lots of new things! Students traveled all over the area to Fisher’s […]

Farm to Pier Dinner Returns to New London

Farm to Pier Dinner Returns to New London NEW LONDON, CT. Farm to Pier Dinner will be returning to Custom House Pier in New London on Wednesday, August 14 (rain date August 15) at 6:00pm. The beloved event is a twist on the classic farm to table events in the region. Fresh produce, meat, and […]

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 […]

2019 Stonington Camp Week 3

We had another great week (other than an unexpected downpour Friday afternoon!) for campers of all ages and sessions to get out on the water and try something new! During Week 3, NESS students explored everything from the tides and weather to trying out new types of boats. Marine Science Our Little Aquanauts discovered how […]

2019 Stonington Camp Week 2

What a week! We had great weather for marine science, adventure sports, and sailing during week 2! It was pretty toasty, but our campers had plenty of time to beat the heat out on and in the water. Although on July 4th we didn’t have camp, we participated in the Stonington Borough Fourth of July […]

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 in New London – Update!

Last month, we celebrated with New London Public School students as the school year came to a close. It was a year filled with in-school, after-school, and field trip programs with students all over the city of New London and we look forward to sailing programs at New London Community Boating and eco tours at […]

2019 Stonington Camp Week 1

Week 1 was a great kick off to our summer camp season! Thank you so much to all the educators, staff, parents, and campers that made Week 1 such a success! For the most part, we had great weather to spend time in the sun, wind, waves, and sand. Marine Science The marine science programs […]