STEM Sailing

Welcome! Below are links to our educational programs, resources and news (also accessible from our STEM Education Menu to the right).

The STEM Sailing Initiative is part of the National Sailing Hall of Fame’s mission to engage sailing’s next generation. We believe that STEM Sailing makes an important contribution to the national STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) education initiative, enhancing the skills of our future research, engineering and high-tech U.S. workforce.

NSHOF STEM Sailing Curriculum & Resources


STEM Sailing Science Curriculum – The Science of Sailing

Students will:

  • Gain an understanding of physics and mathematics concepts in the Science of Sailing
  • Apply these concepts to designing a sailboat

Timing: Eight 90-minute sessions (can alternatively be presented in 16 45-minute or 24 30-minute segments)


STEM Sailing Math Curriculum – Navigation

Each of these lessons are a 90 minute lesson plan. They can be broken down fairly easily into two 45-minute plans.


In past Consortiums, Educators from around the country have collaborated — virtually and in person — with Scientists, Engineers, Sailing/Marine Industry Professionals and each other — to discover, develop and implement new ways to use sailing as a vehicle to teach lessons and skills that relate directly to core curriculum goals.


From partnerships with local schools, to after-school programs that engage troubled youth, and much more… case studies, weblinks and other resources to give educators ideas, plans and connections enabling the Sailing community to help Educators achieve their Math & Science learning objectives.

Non-STEM Learning Resources


Learning American History Through Sailing
The history of the United States is intricately interwoven with sailing history. The Learning American History Through Sailing Initiative will illustrate the crucial connection between sailing and the growth of American culture, economy and nationalism.

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