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APPLICATION - US Sailing Reach Initiative / STEMcation Newport, RI
US Sailing Reach Initiative

May 10 - 15, 2018

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US Sailing Reach Initiative America’s Cup Endeavour Program Student Exchange Program for Sailors Two Reach students ages 13-18 will travel to Bermuda for a six day STEM/sailing experience of a lifetime. The students will be able to watch the America’s Cup Match Race, Red Bull Youth America’s Cup, explore the Endeavour Education Station, and visit the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Science, The National Museum of Bermuda and the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute. Students must be 13-18 years of age, have a letter of recommendation from their Reach instructors or sailing coach, have parent permission, and have a co-applicant. Applications will be reviewed and selected by a review committee. (See schedule attached) 

  • US Sailing’s Reach Initiative will cover flights, passport fees, and four meals. 
  • AC Endeavour will provide accommodations with a homestay with a local sailing family for the two students and the chaperone, meals at the America’s Cup village & with youth, as well as education visit costs. 
  • Two applicants ages 13-18 years old
  • One Chaperone (parent/ guardian/ coach) age 23 and above willing to stay at a local Bermuda homestay and with both applicants through the duration of the trip (6/16/2017 – 6/21/2017) 
  • Applicants must have participated in US Sailing’s Reach Initiative a sailing center or school 
  • Applicants must have a passion for sailing with an interest in science, technology, and environmental stewardship. 
  • Parent/ Guardian permission to apply and travel to Bermuda. 
  • Letter of Recommendation from your Reach Instructor or sailing coach. 
Please include the following in your submission 
  • Applicant 1 Application Form 
  • Applicant 2 Application Form 
  • Applicant 1 Letter of Recommendation Form completed by Reach Instructor/ Sailing instructor 
  • Applicant 2 Letter of Recommendation Form completed by Reach Instructor/ Sailing instructor 
  • Chaperone Form 
  • Completed applications due by Tuesday, May 16th 2017 at 6pm 
  • Selection will be announced by Monday, May 22nd 2017 
Exchange students unlock their true potential to:
    • Develop lifelong leadership skills 
    • Learn a new culture 
    • Experience one of the oldest competitions in the sport of sailing with the newest technology. 
    • Become a global citizen

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