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

College of Charleston holds STEM camp for Marion, SC students – Reach

College of Charleston Sports recently hosted STEM Students for a day of sailing and peer to peer mentoring.Here is an excerpt from The nationally-recognized College of Charleston sailing program was recently commended for its efforts and work with youth by Executive Director of US Sailing, Jack Gierhart. Last spring, the Cougars held a STEM…Read More

Resources from the 1st Reach Mentoring Session held by Community Boating Center

On Friday, May 1st, 2015, Community Boating Center (CBC), the first designated Reach “Center of Excellence” hosted the first Reach mentoring session in an effort to have other programs learn from their success in partnering, program development, fundraising, and evaluation. Acting as the “Northeast Hub”, CBC invited Executive Directors, Program Directors/Manager and Instructors from New…Read More

Simple Machines in the Exploration Zone at the Volvo Ocean Race Newport Stopover

Over 10,000 youth experienced the Exploration Zone at the Volvo Ocean Race Newport Stopover in Rhode Island this week. US Sailing’s Reach Initiative featured Simple Machines from the Reach Curriculum.  Kids explored the scientific concept of mechanical advantage used on sailboats. Harken generously partnered with US Sailing for this event providing an interactive display where…Read More