Reach 2016 Impact Report

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Learning the Science of Sailing by: APS Advisor

Many of us in the sailing community were lucky enough to foster a love of the water and boating from a young age, while plenty of others have picked up the sport in adulthood. No matter the age of the sailor, there is a wealth of knowledge that comes from learning how to sail. US…Read More

Rochester Yacht Club Junior Olympics, STEM, and Career Connections

On Friday evening July 29th, 2016 Rochester Yacht Club hosted a Sailing Through STEM Night in conjunction with their Junior Olympic Festival. 100 youth participated in presentations and activities packed with the latest research and technology. Liam Faudree, Junior Sailing Director at Rochester Yacht Club began planning the event about six month about with regular…Read More

From Small Ships to Tall Ships

From Small Ships to Tall Ships, to the Great Lakes we go! By Jessica Servis & Windy Key Young sailors, big and small, participated in the Reach Simple Machine Scavenger Hunt at TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® 2016 Great Lakes Race Series this summer. Over one thousand youth had the unique opportunity to connect science and sailing…Read More

Sailing for STEM by

By Bill O’Neil,   Imagine you can feel a warm breeze as your sail your boat across a beautiful harbor. Sounds better than spending a day in school, right? Except this is a classroom – the floating classroom of the Community Sailing Center in Burlington, VT. Read more here.Read More

Sailing, Science, and Saving the World

By Mike Gil I’ll never forget the first time I turned green at sea. It was the fall of 2007, and we just left Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, aboard what appeared to be a ship out of a fantasy novel: a 134-foot brigantine. We set the main sail as a crew, but eager to dive into…Read More

MHYC’s Sponge II Opti goes on a field trip to Hawken Middle School – Ohio

7th Grade Simple Machines Integrated Math & Science Unit Kicks Off: Mentor Harbor Yachting Club (MHYC) partners with Hawken Middle School in Lyndhurst, Ohio to engage youth in STEM and sailing through US Sailing’s Reach Initiative. Hawken 7th graders were introduced to simple machines through a scavenger hunt on a sailboat. Students learned all the…Read More

Cruise for a Cause: Learn to Enlighten – Northwest Yachting

Read More page 30: Frog Prints e!” partners with local schools and the sailing community to provide hands-on STEM learning through a combination of robotic builds, sailing, and REACH modules.  In the past two years we’ve extended our programing to include summer STEM sailing camps that include a week of sailing, after they’ve undergone a week…Read More

Hudson River Community Sailing: Inspiring NYC youth through STEM and Sailing

Each year, 150 students from nine public high schools in New York City, each with a unique story, participate in Sail Academy, a four-year youth development program at Hudson River Community Sailing (HRCS). HRCS students learn to sail, build wooden boats, and receive academic credit through an after-school program that uses STEM curriculum and US…Read More

Racing, Outreach, and Education shined at LVACWS – New York Event

Racing, Outreach, and Education shined at LVACWS – New York Event  a blog by Jessica Servis, Reach Initiative Manager, US Sailing Over 200,000 spectators lined the docks of Southern Manhattan Friday May 6th – Sunday May 8th catching a glimpse of the newest sailing technology on the water, foiling sailboats (AC45s in this case.) US…Read More