A Youth Outreach Program for school and youth groups.
We will mix sailing instruction (short chalk talks and on-the-water practice) with hands-on projects to explore the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics behind it all. Sailing course topics includes water safety, rigging, parts of the boat, boat handling, points of sail and knots, and STEM topics includes wind and tide patterns, how and why boats float, environmental stewardship, and much more.
Based on US Sailing’s Reach program the STEM components tie directly to the Next Generation Science Standards.
Games and drills on land, and on the water will help tie it all together and set everyone on the right course to become safe and confident sailors and stewards of the marine environment.