STEM & sailing National roadshows

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

State 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, face in their challenge to win the Cup.  The day has been carefully designed to enrich the school curriculum as well as giving young people the opportunity to get out on the water and learn to sail.

11th June – Cardiff, Cardiff Bay Yacht Club

*One school group place remaining, get in touch via the contact page for further information *

13th June – Portland, Andrew Simpson Watersports Centre

*Fully booked*

25th June – Wirral, West Kirby Sailing Club

*Fully booked*

27th June – Leeds, Leeds Sailing and Activity Centre

*Fully booked*


STEM Workshops

With unique access to surveys and blueprints of the America’s Cup yachts from the 1920’s and 30’s, students will compare and contrast STEM challenges faced by Sir Ben Ainslie’s team and those of his historic counterparts. Throughout the day, students will focus on boat design, properties of materials and renewable energy in a range of hands-on, exciting activities. All sessions will be led by the 1851 Trust’s Education Team.

On-the-water Session

This session offers students a taster experience on the water and an opportunity to learn new skills, build on self-confidence and provides a sense of achievement.

2018 Roadshow case studies


North East





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