Youth Sailors STEM Education Trip to Bermuda to watch the America’s Cup

The US Sailing Reach Initiative has partnered with the America’s Cup Endeavour Program to create an educational student exchange program for sailors. Two US Sailing Reach Initiative students ages 13-18 will be selected to travel to Bermuda on Friday, June 16, 2017 through Wednesday, June 21st, 2017 for a six day STEM/sailing experience of a…Read More

A Youth’s Passion for sailing, STEM, and leadership leads to St. Mary’s

Five years ago, Troy Moss had never stepped foot on a sailboat, today she helps lead the STEM Summer Sailing Camp at Downtown Sailing Center in Baltimore, MD. All her life Troy had been surrounded by water and had fallen in love with everything it had to offer. When she turned fourteen she went to…Read More

Sailing & Science: Baltimore Students Join Expedition Through the North Pacific Gyre Aboard the RV FALKOR

By Amanda Payton, STEM Coordinator, DSC & Stuart Proctor, Programs and Education Manager, DSC On January 9, 2017, fifteen students from Wolfe Street Academy’s STEM Sailing After-school program and 4 students from the You Make a Difference STEMMA program in Baltimore took part in a Ship-to-Shore Experience, connecting with the crew of the R/V Falkor…Read More

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 TeenLife.org

By Bill O’Neil, TeenLife.org   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