New England Science and Sailing Expands its Disabled Sailing Offerings

Stonington, CT – The New England Science & Sailing Foundation (NESS) is expanding their adaptive sailing offerings for the disabled community. NESS is hosting a free Adaptive Sailing Demo Day in Stonington on May 19 and just opened registration. No experience is needed, but spots are limited and registration is required! Registration can be found at

With the right equipment, adaptive sailing is a great sport in which able-bodied and disabled sailors can participate together. In 2017, with the help of Sail to Prevail, NESS launched its adaptive sailing program in Stonington, CT. As a US Sailing recognized Community Sailing Center, NESS offers the highest standard of quality instruction and facilities. NESS's adaptive sailing program brings the fun and therapeutic qualities of sailing to individuals with diverse needs.

Adaptive Sailing lessons are available at NESS's Stonington location Wednesday through Friday from 10am to 12pm or 1pm to 3pm and on Wednesday from 5pm to 7pm. Lessons are $150/session, scholarships are available.

NESS is an ocean adventure nonprofit that provides STEM-based education programs, on and off the water, for students from all walks of life. 

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New England Science & Sailing Foundation, Inc. (NESS), is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) ocean adventure education organization that engages students in experiential learning to build confidence, teamwork, and leadership skills. Marine sciences, adventure sports, powerboating, and sailing are platforms for inquiry-based learning, personal discovery, teaching respect and responsibility for the sea, and creating connections with the community. NESS operates year-round with families, schools, and organizations to provide high-quality programs that blend an innovative curriculum with exciting ocean adventure activities. For more information, visit