Passion, Diversity, Environmental Education, & Fun – Sailing Leadership Forum 2016

By Celia Oprinovich, Reach Instructor/Sailing Coach, Indiana Sailing Association, East Chicago, Indiana US Sailing’s 2nd Sailing Leadership Forum was held in San Diego, California. Holding true to its theme of Connect, Discover, Grow, many opportunities were present throughout the three day event to do just that.  The daily schedule included early morning exercises on the…Read More

Creek Bridge, SC Reach Students Study Sailing at Beneteau Manufacturing Facility

WBTW NEWS 13 By Jo Brown Published: March 2, 2016, 8:32 pm On March 3, 2016; the 7th grade Reach students from Marion’s Creek Bridge School visited the BGM plant to take part in sailing the remote controlled Nirvana sailboats that several of our team members assembled last week during their lunch hour in preparation…Read More

New England Environmental Education Alliance (NEEEA) Climate of Change Conference

by: Dayna McRoberts, Education & Outreach VISTA, Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center   We can not all travel to every conference in STEM Education and Sailing,however we can share what we learn. Below, and in future posts you will find a report from a Reach Educator who received a a professional development grant to attend…Read More

Chelsea Petrais of Community Boating Inc – kids in attendance began to ask more science based questions

“The Reach Initiative at Community Boating Inc. has made a positive impact among the youth in Community Boating’s junior program. Throughout the summer, I noticed how those in attendance became more aware of their environment and became more passionate about the sailing world. I believe this was due to the activities included in the reach…Read More

Stuart Proctor of Downtown Sailing Center – Baltimore, MD

“The two mentoring sessions held at Community Boating Center, the Reach IT training, and the STEM Program Quality Assessment (PQA) evaluations have been critical in helping us up our game at the Downtown Sailing Center. We’ve got a long way to go but we’re off on the correct foot! Keep up your great work and…Read More

Hudson River Community Sailing: Connecting Math, Meteorology, and Sailing

Hudson River Community Sailing teaches math and science to hundreds of New York City middle and high school students. This August, HRCS’s City Sail summer program was featured on WPIX, a local NYC news channel, as part of the weather segment. In the clip, you can see reach Module 1: Measuring Wind in action, as…Read More

2015 AweSTEM Back to School Fun at NESS

Caroline Pierce of New England Science and Sailing wrote the following blog post about their AweSTEM in August of 2015. “One month ago, NESS held their first “AweSTEM Back to School” event for students in grades 2-6. NESS, a proud US Sailing REACH sub-hub, offered an afternoon of free programming for 44 students from Connecticut…Read More

SC Kids Sailing Into Math and Science – SC, NPR

Mike Switzer of South Carolina Public Radio interviews Wayne Burdick, president of Beneteau’s North American Boat Operations in Marion, SC and Windy Key, training communications administrator for US Sailing in Portsmouth, Rhode Island about the implementation of Reach in South Carolina. Here is an excerpt from the interview: Our next two guests have been working to introduce children to the…Read More

US Sailing and Beneteau Team up for Reach Program

 Benjamin Meyers of Cruising World wrote a great feature on Beneteau Group’s work with Marion Schools and the College of Charleston. Using sailing as an educational platform, the US Sailing Reach Program creates opportunities for middle-school teachers and youth sailing program directors to work together to teach students sailing, essential academic skills and environmental stewardship. The program…Read More

STEM Events Across the Northeast

This year US Sailing has been lucky enough to partner with 11th Hour Racing to create the Reach Hub and Sub Hub Program. Community Boating Center in Providence, Rhode Island became Reach’s first “Hub” after their resounding success implementing Reach in their programs over the past few years. The Hub’s role is to act as…Read More