We are excited to support the Sailors for Science Initiative from OpenROV aimed to connect the gap between scientists who need help collecting data and able crew, who want to contribute to ongoing scientific research. The Initiative will provide participating expeditions with an OpenROV Trident (yes, a real ROV $1200 value) to help sailing centers gather videos and document their work, as well as share their work with the sailing & ROV communities through the OpenExplorer community. Expeditions submitted from Reach programs should focus on the problem of marine debris, local ecosystem sustainability, and include a connection to sailing. Sailing Centers can submit their OpenExplorer Expedition proposals to OpenROV – Sailing for Science Application
US Sailing and Tall Ships America work together to engage youth in STEM and sailing through outreach at the Tall Ships Challenge events. We also work to connect youth with a variety of enriching sailing experiences. In 2017, US Sailing will be on hand to connect the public to local sailing programs in Boston and Charleston with the Tall Ships community.
US Sailing’s Reach Initiative is an “Educational Partner” of the America’s Cup Endeavour Program. The AC Endeavour Program launched in 2015 in Bermuda, the host venue for the 2017 America’s Cup to enable every student between the ages of 9 and 12 years old the opportunity to experience an interactive Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) curriculum through sailing.
The Reach Initiative has worked with the AC Endeavour Program providing teacher training to school teachers and sailing instructors in Bermuda through US Sailing’s Reach Educator Course. The Reach curriculum has helped develop the AC Endeavour STEAM curriculum that leverages the innovating design and cutting edge technology at the heart of the America’s Cup to provide a hand-on and experiential learning environment for teachers and students.
US Sailing is proud to support the AC Endeavour Program as they focus on leaving a sporting legacy in Bermuda through community sailing and STEAM Education.