David Norton


Born and raised in Barrington, Rhode Island - David Norton was introduced to the sport of sailing before he could walk.

He grew up on the docks of Barrington Yacht Club: A champion Sunfish and 420 sailor in his younger years, he spent most of his summers racing dinghies and cruising Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard, Cuttyhunk and beyond on his families Pearson 36, Orion.

 A NOLS graduate, sailing coach in college, a twelve-year career as an Art Director for Cruising World and Sailing World Magazine’s and the Founder of Lemon & Line - a nautical accessories company based in Newport, RI. David is an outdoor enthusiast and is passionate about protecting our oceans for future generations.

 He is an active member of the New York Yacht Club, Barrington Yacht Club, and Cuttyhunk Yacht Club, and is a top finisher at Charleston Race Week, Block Island Race Week, New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta, Key West Race Week, Buzzards Bay Regatta and many more elite-level events. He has also cruised extensively throughout the Caribbean and the South Pacific. 

“I want my children to experience the ocean the way I have. I want them to experience clean water. I want them to see vibrant, thriving, reefs all over the world as I have. Now is time. I can’t look back and wish I did something to help. I want to know I did my part . . . for them.” 


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