US Sailing partnered with Sperry Charleston Race Week to create new pathways for our sailors in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education. Sperry Charleston Race Week, the largest keelboat regatta in North America, hosted sailors from around the world on April 20-23, 2017. In conjunction with the event, US Sailing hosted “Sailing Through STEM Day” on Saturday, April 22 at the Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina at Patriot’s Point from 10:00 am-2:00 pm EST.

Youth came down to Charleston Harbor Resort at Patriot’s Point on Saturday to join in on three different activities including:

  1. Simple Machine Scavenger Hunt
  2. How to Pack a Sustainable Lunch
  3. Land Sailing

Thanks to our sponsors, 11th Hour Racing and Harken, prizes were awarded for those who completed some of the activities!

Check out this video of participants going through all three activities!