New England Science & Sailing Offers Training Courses

Stonington, CT – The New England Science & Sailing Foundation (NESS) is offering a variety of programs that will help youth and adults get certified for their summer jobs. The nonprofit has organized a special week (April 16-21) for anyone in the area who may need certification, re-certification, or training for their upcoming summer job or on-the-water adventures.
These courses are open to the public, but advanced registration is required. Stonington Program Director Mary Ann Horrigan said, "As we continue our preparations for boating season, we are looking for ways that we can help our community members get ready for another safe season of summer programs and camps. NESS has many staff members who are professional safety trainers and instructors. We look forward to sharing their expertise with the community!"
NESS is an ocean adventure nonprofit that provides STEM-based education programs, on and off the water, for students from all walks of life.
NESS will be offering:
  • American Red Cross CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers on 4/20 and 4/21
  • American Red Cross Lifeguarding on 4/16-4/19
  • American Red Cross Lifeguarding Waterfront Skills on 4/18
  • American Red Cross Lifeguarding Review on 4/19
  • US Sailing Level 1 Powerboating Practice Course on 4/16, 4/17, 4/18, and 4/19
  • US Powerboating Safe Powerboat Handling Course on 4/16-4/17 and 4/18-4/19
  • State of CT Safe Boating/Personal Watercraft Certification on 4/20
Visit the Adult and Family Programs tab at for more information and to sign up.
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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