#NextGeneration Roadshow

#NextGeneration Roadshow

The 1851 Trust is bringing a unique on-the-water and STEM workshop to a sailing club near you!

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Secondary schools around the UK are invited to join the 1851 Trust at the #NextGeneration Roadshow for an exciting day using real-life examples of STEM challenges that Sir Ben Ainslie’s British America’s Cup team, Land Rover BAR, face in their challenge to bring the Cup home.

The day has been carefully designed to enrich the school curriculum and emphasise the importance of sustainability and ocean health as well as giving young people the opportunity to get out on the water and learn to sail.


Taught by our Education Manager, Bev Smith, the pupils engage in a module from our interactive learning resource, BT STEM Crew, learning about the science of sailing and the design and technology involved in developing a race boat.




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With 8 million tonnes of plastics entering our ocean every year, ocean health is high on our agenda to educating the next generation. The sustainability workshop focuses on the issues and implications of single-use plastic pollution on marine life and the wider environmental impacts.


On the water activity

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Each #NextGeneration Roadshow will allow young people to experience the thrills of sailing in a variety of boats as well as other on-the-water activities. Learning a new skill helps young people to build self-confidence as well as develop valuable life skills such as teamwork and communication.


Tech Deck Experience

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Explore the interactive exhibits in our traveling Tech Deck. Learn how science and technology have been harnessed to help develop Land Rover BAR’s race boat used in the 35th America’s Cup.



Confirmed Roadshows:

17/18 May – Portsmouth, Land Rover BAR

6 / 7 June – Newcastle, Tees & Hartlepool YC

14/15 June – Scotland, Port Edgar Watersports

Others still TBC:

11/12 June – Merchant Taylors School, London

21/22 or 28/29 – Nottingham, Holme Pierrepont Watersports Centre

5/6 July – London, Docklands Sailing & Watersports Centre

If you have any questions or to register your school’s interest contact



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