2017 US Sailing Reach Grantees

Pleasant Bay Community Boating Pleasant Bay Community Boating’s (PBCB) mission is to make boating, marine education, and environmental stewardship affordable and accessible to all. They are dedicated to serving all members of the community including those with physical, developmental and cognitive disabilities, as well as under-served families and at-risk youth. PBCB offers youth and adult sailing,…Read More

The Trip of a Lifetime to the 35th America’s Cup

In May of 2017, McKenna Wherry and Abigail Clinger, two inspiring you women were selected through an application process to attend the 35th America’s Cup in Bermuda and explore the best of what Bermuda has to offer in STEM education and sailing. Over six days and five nights the girls enjoyed a once in a…Read More

A Summer with Tall Ships and Simple Machines!

It was another great year of young sailors participating in the Reach Simple Machine Scavenger Hunt at TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE Atlantic Coast 2017 sponsored by Harken. Hundreds of kids came through festivals along the Atlantic Coast and had the opportunity to check out ships which have traveled around the world and talk with experienced ship…Read More

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