Brendan Corporation Assists at 2017 Hospice Cup

9/16/2017 - Annapolis, MD - Brendan Corporation and the Brendan Sail Training Program were privileged to have a table at the 2017 Hospice Cup Regatta in Annapolis, MD. The annual event is has been a staple in the sailing town for 36 years, and is a fundraiser that benefits 3 local hospice care centers in the Annapolis area - Hospice of the Chesapeake, Montgomery Hospice and Capital Caring.

Brendan Corporation Chairman/Founder Jim Muldoon, a sponsor of the event, was on hand to deliver the new perpetually annual DONNYBROOK - Brendan Trophy - awarded to the Hospice Cup big boat sailing team with the most members of crew that are 18 years of age and younger. 

Brendan was honored to be on hand to witness the event, and thankful to the Hospice Cup for allowing us to be apart of such a wonderful event.

For ways to get involved or contribute please visit: hospicecup.org 

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Brendan Graduation 2017

St. Mary's, Maryland - On Friday, July 28th, The 2017 Brendan Sail Training Program came to conclusion for the season! What a great summer it was, and we finished up this summers Program with our annual Brendan Graduation ceremony! We look forward to seeing everyone again next year!

Frankie Fallon receives his Brendan Diploma from Instructor Evan McCarthy after completing the Program for the 5th year!

Frankie Fallon receives his Brendan Diploma from Instructor Evan McCarthy after completing the Program for the 5th year!

Jack Whelan receives his Brendan Diploma from Instructor Evan McCarthy and Lead Instructor Charlie Arms!

Jack Whelan receives his Brendan Diploma from Instructor Evan McCarthy and Lead Instructor Charlie Arms!

Maura and Spencer McPartlin receive their Brendan Diplomas and drawstring bags from Instructor Evan McCarthy after completing their first Brendan Camp! 

Registration for 2017 Brendan Sailing Program in Annapolis Still Open

It's not too late to register for the Brendan Sailing Program this summer! For more information, check out our Program page and Registration page.

Thanks to Annapolis Patch and Eye on Annapolis for getting the word out on this update. Check out previews of the articles below:


Eye on Annapolis: "Sailing Camp for Youth with Learning Differences in June and July"

Since 1985, the Brendan Sail Training Program for Youth with Learning Differences has aimed to build confidence in children with learning differences through the sport of sailing. It gives each child the tools necessary to have a safe and fun time on the water. Registration is still open for this summer’s Brendan sailing programs in Annapolis: Two sessions will be held at the Annapolis Sailing School June 19-30 and July 3-14. The day camps are for 11-to-14-year-olds and cost $500 for a week long program.  Sign up: http://www.brendansailing.org/registration Because Brendan does not turn away students based on financial backgrounds, scholarships information is available at http://www.brendansailing.org/scholarships.

This year the Brendan Program’s Camp Executive Director is Ms. Charlie Arms, a US Sailing Level 1 Small Boat Instructor Trainer with many years of teaching youth, college students and adults.  She has recently updated the Brendan Sailing curriculum to align it with the National On-Water Standards.

The Annapolis camp is led by US Sailing Certified Instructors who work with individual students discovering their learning style, covering parts of the boat, maneuvers, navigation and rules of the road. Using a hands on approach to learn sailing and seamanship, the emphasis is on confidence building as well as skill mastery. Campers also have time for games and no prior experience is required. This program is taught on  Bembe Beach on Topaz sailing dinghies at Annapolis Sailing School.

Since the program was conceived, more than 600 young people, ages 11 to 18, have been introduced to the joys of sailing, and, in the process, improved relationships with their peers and built self-esteem, confidence, and maturity. To further assist the students, the Brendan program also uses US Sailing-certified curriculum and instructors at the camps.


Annapolis Patch - "Registration for 2017 Brendan Sailing Program in Annapolis still Open"

ANNAPOLIS, MD - From the desk of Brendan Sail Training Program for Youth with Learning Differences: Since 1985, the Brendan Sail Training Program for Youth with Learning Differences has aimed to build confidence in children with learning differences through the sport of sailing. It gives each child the tools necessary to have a safe and fun time on the water. Registration is still open for this summer’s Brendan sailing programs in Annapolis: Two sessions will be held at the Annapolis Sailing School June 19-30 and July 3-14. The day camps are for 11-to-14-year-olds and cost $500 for a week long program. Sign up: http://www.brendansailing.org/registration Because Brendan does not turn away students based on financial backgrounds, scholarships information is available at http://www.brendansailing.org/scholarships.

This year the Brendan Program’s Camp Executive Director is Ms. Charlie Arms, a US Sailing Level 1 Small Boat Instructor Trainer with many years of teaching youth, college students and adults. She has recently updated the Brendan Sailing curriculum to align it with the National On-Water Standards.

The Annapolis camp is led by US Sailing Certified Instructors who work with individual students discovering their learning style, covering parts of the boat, maneuvers, navigation and rules of the road. Using a hands on approach to learn sailing and seamanship, the emphasis is on confidence building as well as skill mastery. Campers also have time for games and no prior experience is required. This program is taught on Bembe Beach on Topaz sailing dinghies at Annapolis Sailing School.

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Since the program was conceived, more than 600 young people, ages 11 to 18, have been introduced to the joys of sailing, and, in the process, improved relationships with their peers and built self-esteem, confidence, and maturity. To further assist the students, the Brendan program also uses US Sailing-certified curriculum and instructors at the camps.


Brendan 2016 Award Winners

The Brendan Sailing Program culminates with the awards ceremony, which recognizes the accomplishments of students and volunteers who participated during the season. During this celebration, students and volunteers are honored by the program's founder, James Muldoon. This year, Mr. Muldoon welcomes a new Brendan president, Joanne Dorval, who has worked on the program in addition to serving as vice president of administration for METCOR Ltd., and its largest division, Learning Systems International in Washington, D.C.

 

2016 Award Recipients

Tara McCarthy - The Daniel H. Gottlieb Award

"For the parent volunteer contributing the most to the success of the Brendan Sail Training Program for Youth with Learning Differences"

Peter Webber - The Franklin J. "Jerry" & Kathryn M. Wood Outstanding Achievement Award

"For the camper whose example, leadership and outstanding achievement contributed so much to the success of the Brendan Sail Training Program for Youth with Learning Differences at St. Mary's College of Maryland (Primary Level)"

Colin McKone - The Howard and Jean Kluttz Nogutsnoglory Award

"For the sailor whose example, leadership and outstanding achievement contributed so much to the success of the Brendan Sail Training Program for Youth with Learning Differences at Annapolis Sailing School"

William McKinney - The Arthur A. Birney Outstanding Achievement Award

"For the camper whose example, leadership and outstanding achievement contributed so much to the success of the Brendan Sail Training Program for Youth with Learning Differences at St. Mary's College of Maryland (Advanced Level)"

Dillon Kelley - Molly Mahoney Award

"For the volunteer(s) contributing the most to the success of the Brendan Sail Training Program for Youth with Learning Differences"

Patton Ewing - The Kurt M. Lowman Award

"For the DONNYBROOK crew member(s) contributing the most to the success of the Brendan Sail Training Program for Youth with Learning Differences"

Patton and Debra Ewing - The Chairman's Award

"In recognition of Lifetime Contribution to Transforming the lives of youth with learning differences"

 

 

St. Mary's College of Maryland Program 2016

We just wrapped up an amazing time on the beautiful campus of St. Mary's College of Maryland. We taught each other a lot. I think the greatest lesson I learned is to let our kids talk because they have a lot to say and we have a lot to learn. What an amazing group of young people we had the opportunity to spend time with for the last 9 days. Here are the pictures to prove it...