Nick Ewenson NESSNew England Science & Sailing (NESS) in Stonington, CT welcomes Nick Ewenson 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. He 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, RI. “Joining NESS was an easy decision,” said Ewenson. “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.”

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.”

NESS, a non-profit 501(c)(3), provides year-round ocean adventure education programs that engage students in experiential learning that builds confidence, teamwork, and leadership skills. Marine sciences (biology, oceanography, meteorology), adventure sports, and sailing are catalysts for teaching life skills, academic discipline, and respect and responsibility for the sea. For more information, visit