The Brendan Sailing Program and Brendan Corporation would not be able to provide sailing sessions and opportunities for youth with learning differences if it were not for the support of our partner organizations.
METCOR/LSI is the Brendan Corporation's largest contributor, and one of it's original partners. Over 30 years ago, CEO and Founder of METCOR James P. Muldoon started the Brendan Corporation and the Brendan Sailing Program to build self-confidence and self-esteem in children with learning differences, and through the support of METCOR/LSI, we continue to do so today.
Brendan's original home - Annapolis Sailing School, has been one of the biggest partners to the Brendan Corporation in its 33 years of existence. Thanks to it's continued support over the years, Brendan continues to use Annapolis Sailing School as its home for its Annapolis based sessions.
Spirit of America Youth Boating and the Brendan Corporation have been teaming up to provide the best possible experience at Brendan's St. Mary's Overnight Session in St. Mary's City, MD. With the help of Spirit of America, we have been able to expand our curriculum to further enhance our sailors skill levels and sailing experience.
Since 2005, St. Mary's College of Maryland has been home to the Brendan Day/Overnight Sessions in St. Mary's City, MD. Held at the James. P. Muldoon River Center (Named after the founder of Brendan Corporation), St. Mary's College Sailing Program allows Brendan Campers to use their equipment and facilities to give them a full experience of sailing and independence.
The Brendan Corporation works directly with the National Governing Body for the sport of sailing, the United States Sailing Association (US Sailing). All of our program instructors are at least US Sailing Level 1 Certified Instructors, as well as, incorporate US Sailing training curriculum.
DC Sail is the community sailing program of the National Maritime Heritage Foundation whose mission is to promote and sustain affordable educational, recreational and competitive sailing programs for all ages in a fun and safe environment. DC Sail empowers its participants to develop self-respect and sportsmanship, foster teamwork, and cultivate sailing skills and an appreciation for maritime-related activities.
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.