NESS Welcomes Nick Ewenson as Assistant Sailing Director

Maeve Ryan
April 21, 2016

NESS welcomes Nick Ewenson from Newport, Rhode Island, as their new assistant sailing director. A graduate of St. Mary’s College of Maryland, Ewenson competed on the college’s sailing team and won the ICSA Team Racing National Championship in 2004.  

Prior to joining NESS, Ewenson was an employee at LaserPerformance. He was also a sailing coach for the College of Charleston and University of Rhode Island, where he helped lead the teams to five national championships. “Joining NESS was an easy decision. It’s a great organization and this role allows me to work with a diverse community of sailors of all ages. I’m excited to be a part of such a talented staff,” commented Ewenson.

NESS president Spike Lobdell added, “We’re very enthusiastic about where the sailing program at NESS is headed. With Nick’s new position and the recent renovation of the wharf building, we are hoping to build our program at all skill levels to get as many as possible on the water learning and having fun.”

Ewenson is a US Sailing Level 3 Coach and is in the process of getting his US Coast Guard OUPV Captain’s License and becoming an ARC Waterfront Lifeguard. He currently lives in Newport, Rhode Island.