July 21, 2016

Mid-Year Update 2016

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Mid-Year Update 2016



  • Navigation and Science of Science curricula have been posted for free use by educators across the country
  • STEM Summer Bridge program underway with 60 students
  • Discussions and plans are underway to institute the STEM Sailing Program in schools in Charleston, Newport and Los Angeles
  • 106 organizations are part of the STEM Sailing National Consortium. A bi-monthly newsletter of best practices and resources is distributed
  • 120 9th  & 10th grade Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS) Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) students participated in seven-week NSHOF Project Based Learning (PBL) Module sessions
  • 117 9th & 10th grade AACPS STEM students participated in field trips to the NSHOF including a tour of United States Naval Academy Hydromechanics Laboratory and Crown Sailing Center
  • Fourth Annual Marine and Maritime Career Fair for students, grades 7-12, held at Annapolis High School —
  • co-sponsored by Anne Arundel County Public Schools and Eastport Yacht Club Foundation


Free public display at the Sailing Center of boats including among others:

  • Bull and Bear, replica 1860s sandbaggers
  • Sultana, replica topsail schooner
  • Adventurer, Alden 52, 1925
  • Sorcerer II, Cookson 95, 1998 (Research vessel)
  • Jolly Dolphin, Workboat, 1958
  • Blue Moon, Hylas 44, 1987
  • Curlew , Valiant Esprit 37, 1987
  • Lacerta, Concordia yawl 40, 1956
  • Lynx, replica privateer / Baltimore clipper schooner, 2001
  • Sails Call, Beneteau 47, 2009
  • Witchcraft, Lawley 66, 1903

Bull & Bear Sailing

Recovering Warrior Sailing Squadron - Click here to visit web page

  • Annapolis Spring Regatta, co-sponsored with United States Naval Academy, Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating, Connected Warrior Foundation, and Warrior Events was held on April 30
  • Bay Head Spring Regatta, co-sponsored with Bay Head Yacht Club and Semper Fi Fund was held on June 11
  • Annapolis Fall Regatta, co-sponsored with United States Naval Academy, Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating, Connected Warrior Foundation and Warrior Events, to be held August 27

Outreach Program to African American Community

  • First two sails of 6 held on June 4 and July 16

Classic Wooden Boat Rendezvous & Race

Tom Morris Library

  • Reading room open to the public
  • There are now 3,000 items in the collection

Environmental Stewardship

  • Partnership with Sailors for the Sea — Clean Regatta certified
  • In cooperation with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, distribution of information regarding Saving the Bay has been set up at the NSHOF Sailing Center


Sailing Resources Locator

Film Library


  • Sailors and Stories: U.S. Olympic Sailing Medalists, U.S. Paralympic Medalists, Rolex Yachtsman of the Year and Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year Recipients, Nathanael G.
  • Herreshoff Trophy Winners and Adams Cup
  • Sailing in American Literature : Collection of sailing quotes from American writers such as Thoreau, Emerson, Twain, Barth, etc.
  • Sailing in American Art : Virtual exhibition of sailing paintings from the National Gallery of Art. Curated by Elizabeth Grazioli and Wil Scott
  • Sailing in American Music : Virtual streaming of sailing in American music, curated by David Hildebrand, PhD.

Gowrie Group Yacht Club and Adams Cup Stories Project

Tom Morris Library and Book Reviews


American Women In Sailing Story Project

Online Contributions and Sales



  • Channel - SailingHallofFame - features 30 videos with over 11,800 views, a 40% increase over last year


  • Facebook.com/NSHOF - Active “like” participation by over 3,616 fans, a 6% increase over last year



  • Partnership with Gowrie Group to collect and tell yacht club stories


  • State of Maryland support for new facility
  • 900 copies of Hall of Famer Jim Kilroy’s book, Kialoa US 1: Dare to Win, have been distributed to junior sailing programs across the country for instructional and fundraising purposes - Click here to learn more and order .

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