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Welcome to the National Sailing Center & Hall of Fame's Education Site

The National Sailing Center & Hall of Fame is a non-profit educational institution. Our goal is to bring together educators from across the country to share resources and to use our website to provide virtual displays for learners of all ages. Our national consortium of organizations and individuals using sailing to teach math and science is only one example. We have also created an Education Advisory Council comprised of experts in mathematics and the sciences, sailing professionals and educators.

This section of the website is constantly evolving - we will be adding to and enhancing these pages often, so please check back whenever you're looking for a way to incorporate Sailing into your teaching objectives.

Learning Math & Science Through Sailing

NSHOF Education Programs

The National Sailing Center & Hall Fame has organized a national consortium of organizations and individuals using sailing to teach math and science.

Click here to learn more about NSHOF's Education Programs...


Young Mariners Foundation

Young Mariners Foundation (formerly Stamford Sailing Foundation) is a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing academic and life skills achievement of low income students through after school and summer programs. To learn more about Young Mariners Foundation, click here...

Young Mariners - rope work

Hudson River Community Sailing

HRCS was founded in 2007 to provide experiential learning opportunities for academically and financially at-risk New York City youth. HRCS strives to redress the issue of limited access to the Hudson River for students in the community. Click here to learn more about HRCS...


Featured Math & Science Resource:
California Science Center Water Works

California Science Center Water Works

In this amazing pool of water, students can conduct their own water orchestra with water pumps that create fountain effects. At the same time, students learn how water moves. Students also can discover how objects move through water as well as basic design and experimentation with the Big Lab's large fans and armada of miniature sailboats.

Fun Fact: There are 8,997 gallons of water in the Water Works pool.

Fun Fact: To create the fountain water effects, there are 4 small pumps, 2 large pumps, 2 jumping jets, and 2 water lamps to illuminate the water in the dark.

Click here to visit the California Science Center's Big Lab & Waterworks

Scene from a PBS Kids saiing video at California Science Center

Click on the picture to watch this entertaining segment from PBS KIDS video where Max and Brian test the science behind a catamaran and a  monohull (Lido) to see which one is faster in a race.

Watch video from the PBS KIDS website.

Featured Presentation: Sailing AS History

Thomas G. Sitzmann has created an insightful presentation linking the history of sailing with the development of pretty much all scientific breakthroughs of the last four centuries. It's an inspirational powerpoint video that gets you thinking differently about history, science and technology, and it all revolves around our ability to sail 'round the world. Click on the picture or click here to play his presentation.


More Educational Resources - Click Here

For more information on the National Sailing Center & Hall of Fame's Education Initiatives, contact:

Susan Nahmias
Education Director

443-822-3737 (cell)  410-295-3022 (office)

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