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Steve Benjamin: A lifetime of sailing around the world in international competition
Sep
20
6:00 PM18:00

Steve Benjamin: A lifetime of sailing around the world in international competition

Join New England Science & Sailing Foundation for an evening at the La Grua Center with 2015’s Rolex US Yachtsman of the Year, Steve Benjamin. Steve has competed at the highest level in international sailing competitions and will share his experiences and life lessons from his journey. This event is open to the public with a $5 suggested donation at the door.

Steve’s Sailing Biography & Experience 
• Yale Sailing Associates (YSA) Chairman (1993-2013) 
• Hudson River Community Sailing (HRCS) Board of Directors (2010-present) 
• Sailing Yacht Research Foundation (SYRF) Board of Directors (2012-present) 
• US Sailing delegate to the Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) (2013-Present) 
• Trustee, New York Yacht Club (2016-2018) 
• National College Sailor of the Year (1978, Yale) 
• 4-Time World Champion – Fireball (1976 & 1977), 505 (1980), Etchells (2017) 
• U.S. Olympic Silver Medalist in the 470 Class as helm (1984) 
• 5 Admiral’s Cups – 1999, 1995, 1991, 1987 & 1983, 1st in Class in BRAVURA (1991) 
• Big Boat Owned – TP52 SPOOKIE 
• Atlantic National Champion 2017 
• Etchells North American Champion 2016 and 2015 
• Etchells US National Champion 2017 and 2016 
• Etchells Biscayne Bay Midwinter Series Overall Winner 
2018/2017, 2016/2017 & 2015/2016 
• Rolex US Yachtsman of the Year 2015, Runner up 2017 
• Championship of Champions winner 2017

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Youth & Family Fishing Tournament
Aug
11
8:00 AM08:00

Youth & Family Fishing Tournament

Calling all anglers!

We are excited to announce we will be hosting our first ever fishing tournament on Saturday, August 11th! 

This fishing tournament is a catch and release tournament except for Porgies. Each participant can bring 1 Porgy back to NESS for an official measurement. All other fish will be measured on the water, photographed for proof, and released! While everyone is invited to participate, prizes will only be awarded to participants under age 18.  

Don't have a boat to go out on? No problem! Participants may fish from land or rent a kayak from NESS. Limited spots will be available on a first come first served basis to get out on NESSIE, our newest addition to its fleet of powerboats! Fishing from the NESS property (i.e. docks) will not be allowed. Fishing rods, bait, and buckets will be available for rent.  

Registration is available online at nessf.org/fishing. The check-in table will open at 8:00am for day of registrations. Fishing time is from 9:00am - 11:00am with awards at 11:30am.

Event Schedule:

8:00 Registration at NESS
8:45 All Anglers Meeting
9:00 Fish On!
11:10 Weigh In at NESS & Judging
11:30 Awards at NESS

All participants over the age of 16 must have a valid salt water fishing license from Connecticut or a reciprocal state. Participants under the age of 16 must have a youth fishing passport free from the state of Connecticut DEEP. Please visit the CT DEEP website for more information on licenses and youth fishing passport.

Prizes will be given to the top three anglers in the 12 and under age category and the top three anglers in the 13 to 18 age category.  

This event is made possible by the generous support of Francis Pandolfi, Tom & Nancy McLaughlin, Watch Hill Outfitters, and Tsunami Fishing.    

Register online today!

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NESS Fest
Jun
23
11:00 AM11:00

NESS Fest

The New England Science & Sailing Foundation (NESS) is kicking off the summer season with their annual NESS Fest on Saturday, June 23 (11am-3pm) at their Stonington location at 72 Water Street. This free event will feature fun activities including sailing, powerboat tours, kayaking, and stand up paddle boarding. This event is open to the public. Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

NESS's Director of Advancement Marggie Slichter explains, "NESS Fest is a great opportunity for us to give back to our community. It's a full day of fun that's all about getting people out on the water, whether it be through kayaking, SUPing, sailing, or on a powerboat. We're also looking forward to some fun land-based events this year!" 

The Haven Brothers food truck from Providence will be onsite with food available for purchase. Matt Beaudoin from Mystic Knotwork will be at the event teaching attendees how to tie either a survival bracelet for their wrists or a small lanyard for their boat shackles. Supplies will be provided at no cost, though a donation to NESS would be appreciated. Mystic Knotwork is a 61-year-old family operation in Mystic most famous for their sailor bracelets, though they also make decorative knots for homes, weddings, and events. 

NESS Fest participants are welcome to enjoy ocean adventure activities, tour the facilities, meet the staff, and learn more about NESS's summer programs. No prior experience in water sports is necessary and participants will be supervised by trained and experienced NESS staff members. 

As an ocean adventure nonprofit, NESS provides STEM-based education programs, on the water and off, for students from all walks of life. With its fleet of sailboats, powerboats, kayaks, windsurfers, and SUPs, in 2017 NESS taught over 8,500 students ages four to adult. This summer, NESS is introducing boat tours to its already impressive lineup of courses and classes. The nonprofit is also expanding its adaptive sailing program for people with disabilities. For more information, call 860-535-9362 or visit www.nessf.org 

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Safe Boating Certification Class
Mar
10
9:00 AM09:00

Safe Boating Certification Class

This 8-hour course satisfies the CT DEEP classroom requirement for students to receive their Safe Boating Certificate and/or their Certificate of Personal Watercraft. Although entirely classroom based, the participants will get a chance to handle and work with all required boating safety equipment. Our USCG captains have thousands of hours of experience on the water and make this content packed course interesting and applicable to the real boating world. Registration required by March 7. Register for Safe Boating Certification

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NESS Annual Benefit Gala
Nov
4
6:00 PM18:00

NESS Annual Benefit Gala

Join us for our 9th annual Benefit Gala on Saturday, November 4th at Haley Mansion in Mystic, CT!

Tickets and sponsorships are available for purchase online.

 

Advertising opportunities are available! Our program book is a great place to advertise your business to 200+ NESS friends. We have full page/half page and color/black and white advertising opportunities. Please email Caroline Knowles (cknowles@nessf.org) for advertising options.

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NESS Fest
Jun
24
11:00 AM11:00

NESS Fest

  • New England Science & Sailing Foundation (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We will be holding our annual NESS Fest on Saturday, June 24th this year. This public event is for everyone and anyone who wants to come and experience NESS. We will have sailing, kayaking, and stand up paddle boarding (SUP). We will also have the lab and the touch tanks open, and the Bonetown BBQ Food Truck will be here with food available for purchase. Save the date and keep an eye on the event on Facebook for details! 

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Ladies Night at NESS - Sailing
Aug
27
5:30 PM17:30

Ladies Night at NESS - Sailing

Please call NESS the Wednesday before to make your reservation, 860-535-9362.
It's summer time and Thursday nights are ladies night. Come and enjoy some girl time while sailing, kayaking or SUP-ing. Our Sonars are a great way to gain more confidence sailing around Fishers Island Sound with one of our instructors. Go kayaking or Stand up Paddleboarding to mix it up. Join the group right next door for drinks after.

$20/night; $150/Season

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Ladies Night at NESS - Paddleboarding
Aug
13
5:30 PM17:30

Ladies Night at NESS - Paddleboarding

Please call NESS the Wednesday before to make your reservation, 860-535-9362.
It's summer time and Thursday nights are ladies night. Come and enjoy some girl time while sailing, kayaking or SUP-ing. Our Sonars are a great way to gain more confidence sailing around Fishers Island Sound with one of our instructors. Go kayaking or Stand up Paddleboarding to mix it up. Join the group right next door for drinks after.

$20/night; $150/Season

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NESS - Mystic Whaler Shanty Night
Aug
6
7:30 PM19:30

NESS - Mystic Whaler Shanty Night

New England Science & Sailing (NESS) Foundation will host the Mystic Whaler Shanty Night on Thursday, August 6, at 7:30pm at 70 Water Street. Don Sineti, the Sea Shantyman, will perform a variety of folk songs ranging from sea chanteys to instrumentals. Historically, sea shanties were performed on large sailing vessels and sung by merchant sailors while they worked.

Mystic Whaler Shanty Night is open to the public with a $5 suggested donation. All proceeds benefit NESS programs. For more information or to register, call 860.535.9362.

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Ladies Night at NESS - Kayaking
Aug
6
5:30 PM17:30

Ladies Night at NESS - Kayaking

Please call NESS the Wednesday before to make your reservation, 860-535-9362.
It's summer time and Thursday nights are ladies night. Come and enjoy some girl time while sailing, kayaking or SUP-ing. Our Sonars are a great way to gain more confidence sailing around Fishers Island Sound with one of our instructors. Go kayaking or Stand up Paddleboarding to mix it up. Join the group right next door for drinks after.

$20/night; $150/Season

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Ladies Night at NESS - Sailing
Jul
30
5:30 PM17:30

Ladies Night at NESS - Sailing

Please call NESS the Wednesday before to make your reservation, 860-535-9362.
It's summer time and Thursday nights are ladies night. Come and enjoy some girl time while sailing, kayaking or SUP-ing. Our Sonars are a great way to gain more confidence sailing around Fishers Island Sound with one of our instructors. Go kayaking or Stand up Paddleboarding to mix it up. Join the group right next door for drinks after.

$20/night; $150/Season

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Jul
23
7:00 PM19:00

NESS - JE Cares Benefit

JE Cares Benefit Concert at Jonathan Edwards Winery  

Family friendly, bring your picnic and lawn chairs for a night of music under the stars at Jonathan Edwards Winery!

Music by Chris MacKay & the ToneShifters

$12 for adults and includes a logo glass/ kids under 12 free with an adult. Tickets can be purchased online (http://store.jedwardswinery.com/tickets.html

100% of ticket sales go to NESS to support NESS programs.

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Ladies Night at NESS - Sailing
Jul
23
5:30 PM17:30

Ladies Night at NESS - Sailing

Please call NESS the Wednesday before to make your reservation, 860-535-9362.
It's summer time and Thursday nights are ladies night. Come and enjoy some girl time while sailing, kayaking or SUP-ing. Our Sonars are a great way to gain more confidence sailing around Fishers Island Sound with one of our instructors. Go kayaking or Stand up Paddleboarding to mix it up. Join the group right next door for drinks after.

$20/night; $150/Season

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Ladies Night at NESS - Paddleboarding
Jul
16
5:30 PM17:30

Ladies Night at NESS - Paddleboarding

Please call NESS the Wednesday before to make your reservation, 860-535-9362.
It's summer time and Thursday nights are ladies night. Come and enjoy some girl time while sailing, kayaking or SUP-ing. Our Sonars are a great way to gain more confidence sailing around Fishers Island Sound with one of our instructors. Go kayaking or Stand up Paddleboarding to mix it up. Join the group right next door for drinks after.

$20/night; $150/Season

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Dancing on the Docks - NESS
Jul
10
6:30 PM18:30

Dancing on the Docks - NESS

Price: $40 per person

Details: Dance the night away at NESS! Join us for a fun summer event right at our docks. Dinner, drinks & dancing are on the menu! Please RSVP by July 3rd here: http://www.nessf.org/donate/dancing-on-the-docks 

Sponsorship: NESS will mention sponsors in many social media posts via Facebook and Twitter, will include sponsors in event promotion emails, include sponsors in press releases, list sponsors on the event page on the NESS website, and recognize sponsors at the event.

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Ladies Night at NESS - Kayaking
Jul
9
5:30 PM17:30

Ladies Night at NESS - Kayaking

Please call NESS the Wednesday before to make your reservation, 860-535-9362.
It's summer time and Thursday nights are ladies night. Come and enjoy some girl time while sailing, kayaking or SUP-ing. Our Sonars are a great way to gain more confidence sailing around Fishers Island Sound with one of our instructors. Go kayaking or Stand up Paddleboarding to mix it up. Join the group right next door for drinks after.

$20/night; $150/Season

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Ladies Night at NESS - Sailing
Jul
2
5:30 PM17:30

Ladies Night at NESS - Sailing

Please call NESS the Wednesday before to make your reservation, 860-535-9362.
It's summer time and Thursday nights are ladies night. Come and enjoy some girl time while sailing, kayaking or SUP-ing. Our Sonars are a great way to gain more confidence sailing around Fishers Island Sound with one of our instructors. Go kayaking or Stand up Paddleboarding to mix it up. Join the group right next door for drinks after.

$20/night     $150/season 

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Ladies Night at NESS - Sailing
Jun
25
5:30 PM17:30

Ladies Night at NESS - Sailing

Please call NESS the Wednesday before to make your reservation, 860-535-9362.
It's summer time and Thursday nights are ladies night. Come and enjoy some girl time while sailing, kayaking or SUP-ing. Our Sonars are a great way to gain more confidence sailing around Fishers Island Sound with one of our instructors. Go kayaking or Stand up Paddleboarding to mix it up. Join the group right next door for drinks after.

 $20/night     $150/season

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NESS Fest
Jun
20
11:00 AM11:00

NESS Fest

This is a fun, family-oriented celebration that will feature food, lots of free activities including sailing, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, and face painting. Attendees can meet the staff and tour our facilities. Everyone is welcome!

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