"The Brendan Sailing Program showed my son he could win no matter the challenge! I have been telling him for years, now he believes it!"
Parent of Brendan Sailor, 2019
To build pathways for self-confidence and personal growth in children with learning differences… through individually tailored experiential instruction in sailing
Brendan focuses on each student and his or her individual needs. While we teach sailing skills and safety on the water, the end result is a strong sense of accomplishment and enhanced self-worth. Through our Program, Brendan students not only learn how to sail - they gain a foundation for building self-confidence and social skills through sailing.
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While this year we would have ideally hosted our sailing camps on the water, we were unable due to the ongoing health crisis. Fortunately we were able to host virtual camp sessions. Needless to say, we had a blast! See our blog post for more info and recap videos from all four sessions hosted in July 2020.
Jesse Yeatman of the Enterprise did a story on Brendan Sailing and our new awarded grant from the Kathy and Jerry Wood Foundation.
Our featured programs in Annapolis, Washington DC, and at St. Mary's College of Maryland.
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"Brendan Sailing helped build the confidence in my child, not only to drive a sailboat but also to take me sailing with her. Many people do not respect that some children may need more time to learn and can get distracted... Brendan instructors were parent and understanding with her."
- Janet, Parent of Brendan Sailor 2018
Brendan Sailing has built self-esteem and increased self-confidence in youth with Learning Differences for over 30 years. We have developed the Brendan Approach training to give sailing instructors the tools needed to improve their delivery of sailing curriculum. The half day workshop includes classroom presentations, breakout sessions and attendee participation in problem solving and role playing. Instructors will receive a certificate of training upon completion.