World Class Sailor Giving Presentation in Stonington

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September 05, 2018
2015's Rolex US Yachtsman of the Year/Olympian Steve Benjamin Comes to Stonington 
 
Stonington, CT – Join New England Science & Sailing Foundation for an evening with 2015's Rolex US Yachtsman of the Year and Olympic Silver medalist, Steve "Benj" Benjamin. Benj has competed at the highest level in international sailing competitions and will share his experiences and life lessons from his journey. 

Benj has spent the past five decades sailing in the front of the fleet. Having sailed in boats of all sizes, he has spent his life sailing around the world in international competitions. He got his start sailing on Long Island Sound out of the Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club in Oyster Bay, NY at the age of nine. Since then, Benj has created an impressive race resume including an Olympic Silver medal, four world championship titles, and five Admiral's Cup victories, among many other achievements.

The event will take place at the La Grua Center (32 Water Street, Stonington, CT) from 6:00 to 8:00pm on Thursday, September 20th. There is no entrance fee, but there is a suggested $5 donation to support NESS's programs.
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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 www.nessf.org
Contact:
Caroline Knowles, Assistant Director of Advancement, Communications and PR
(860) 535-9362