No Need to Own a Boat, Just Use Ours!

Taylor Martin
July 16, 2015

We are already halfway through July and the summer is flying by! What remains on your summer bucket list? If you are looking to get out on the water, look no further and stop by NESS today. We have lots of programs for adults of all skill levels!

Maybe you have always wanted to try your hand at sailing but were never sure where to start. At NESS we have the boats, lifejackets, and instructors to get you out sailing in no time. Grab three friends and sign up for our Learn to Sail course. Designed to build strong foundational sailing skills, this course is appropriate for beginner and intermediate sailors who want a refresher course. The program provides a thorough introduction to sailing lingo, rigging and de-rigging, basic sailing maneuvers and safety and gets you some good sea time. One student wrote: "Aside from being in a beautiful location, we have been very impressed by the standard of teaching. NESS seems to strike just the right balance between keeping it fun and being informative. I really enjoyed the adult learn to sail course and found Tayor the perfect instructor: professional, relaxed, and informative without being patronizing. I was really pleased by how much we learned in just two afternoons!"

Or perhaps you have some sailing experience but want to build upon your sailing skills and find other people who share a passion for getting out on the water. Our Adult Intermediate Class is designed for intermediate sailors and those who have recently taken a Learn to Sail program. This program will boost confidence and hone your sailing skills such as sailing upwind, reading telltales, and sailing downwind angles.

Are you ready to fine tune your skills or explore more of Fishers Island Sound? If you have taken our intermediate class and are looking to further your skills, then the Beyond Intermediate Class is for you. Our instructor will guide you as needed while you take advantage of sailing around Fishers Island Sound working on the skills you have learned.

Can't seem to figure out those tell tales? Want to fly a spinnaker with someone who knows what they are doing? Or are you just looking for someone to simplify things and slow things down? Private Lessons are a great way to get some real one on one with our top instructors. Sign up individually or as a group!

Or wind down after work, come aboard one of our larger keelboats for a beautiful and relaxing Sunset Cruise around Stonington Harbor and Fishers Island Sound!  One of our instructors will sail you around in a 23' Sonar for a wonderful evening tour.  Bring your own beverage of choice and let us do the work while you relax and enjoy the view!  For larger parties (up to 6), our 35' J-105 may be available on select dates. 

Looking to get your family or a group of friends out on the water? Set sail with an experienced instructor and discover if sailing is for you.  Our Sailing Discovery Series is a relaxed 2-hour adventure provides the opportunity to steer and participate in basic sailing maneuvers.  A perfect first taste of what sailing is all about.  If you are interested in one-on-one instruction, check out our private lessons, and build confidence on the water. Come down and learn why we all love sailing so much!  

It's summer time and Thursday nights are Ladies Nights. 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 at Breakwater for drinks after.

More of a paddle sports person? We have kayaks and stand up paddleboards as well, just call ahead for availability!