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NSHOF Posts Educational Web Pages & Videos for the
34th America's Cup

NSHOF has launched a landing page to help children and adults alike  learn about the science and technology being used in the 34th America's Cup. The highlight of the site is a series of short (2-1/2 minute) educational videos series are available, produced by the America's Cup. They include:

"The AC72 Foils" - In this America's Cup, the AC72 class catamarans can fly - literally - at speeds close to 50 miles per hour. The video does an excellent job of exploring the science and technology behind the foils that turn these already fast giant race cats into turbocharged extreme speed demons.

"The AC72 Wing Sail" - The wing sail on an AC72 is 131 feet long - about the length of a jumbo jetliner's wing. Engineers have designed this wing using scientific principles to enable the crew to sail these boats 3X faster than the speed of the wind.

"Physical Fitness" - Since the AC72 catamarans have powerful rigs and foiling techniques that make incredible demands on the physical and mental stamina of the athletes that crew these high tech beasts. This video looks at the training science used to keep these sailors in winning athletic condition.

"Apparent Wind" - The AC72s can go faster than the wind. This changes all the conventional tactics surrounding a difficult to understand facet of sailing - apparent wind. This video breaks it down so everyone can understand.

"Liveline TV Graphics" - Created by NSHOF Hall of Famer Stan Honey, this is a real technology breakthrough, providing real-time graphics embedded into the live broadcast from 24 cameras following the race, sophisticated tracking and telemetry systems, and a military-grade GPS that can track the boats accurately to within 2 cm.

These films will also be available in the NSHOF Film Library, which contains many other educational films and videos.

In addition to the videos, there is a blog by Gary Jobson on each day of racing. It includes a comprehensive list of dates and times for TV coverage, a daily racing blog by Gary Jobson. All of this is available from any page on our website - www.nshof.org - or directly by going to http://bit.ly/nshof-34thamericascup.


Hudson River Community Sailing's "Sailing Academy" Helps GR9 with Math & Science

Watch the Hudson River's video on Sail Academy 
The Sailing Academy at Hudson River Community Sailing recruits 9th grade students who need support in math and science from New York City public high schools, and engages them in a year of after-school academic programing using sailing and boat building as its mediums. The curriculum is based on the methodology of experiential, student-centered, discovery learning; math, science, and character-building are taught through concrete, hands-on situations in small groups lead by positive responsible role models. Upon completion of each section of the program, students may earn credit in school. To visit the Sailing Academy online go to: http://hudsonsailing.org/youth-programs/sail-academy/ 

NSHOF Summer Bridge Program Test Results In

Results from the NSHOF Summer Bridge Education Program (graph)

The National Sailing Hall of Fame’s summer program outcomes are looking great.

Look at the improvement our students had from day one through two weeks of learning and sailing. If you’d like to know more about our program or our data please feel free to contact us at education@nshof.org or call us at 410-295-3022.


United States Naval Academy Midshipmen Ready to Speak at Your Location

NSHOF has arranged with the Office of Admissions at the United States Naval Academy (USNA) in Annapolis, Maryland to have USNA Midshipmen speak to Consortium participants.

Many of the Midshipment who speak are also sailors. They are available to travel during the academic year as well as during semester breaks. They can address questions about the Academy as well as the importance of math, engineering, science and technology as a path to success.
 
Visits can be coordinated through NSHOF staff at 877.295.3022 or education@nshof.org.


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