Annapolis Patch: Brendan Sailing to Host Interactive Sailing Sessions In July
The Brendan Sailing Program presents 'Brendan-Out-of-the-Box', a free, four-lesson Zoom series in July – Session materials included
June 30, 2020 – Washington, D.C. – The Brendan Sailing Program for Youth with Learning Differences (Brendan Sailing) has moved online! Starting Friday, July 10, Brendan Sailing will be hosting 'Brendan-Out-of-the-Box'; a free, four-week interactive Zoom series focused on sailing skills. Hosted by Brendan Sailing staff, the digital interactive series is tailored for hands-on learning and aims to provide participants a fun and unique social environment focused on sailing. "At Brendan, we rely on hands-on learning using manipulatives to teach sailing concepts. How do we do that virtually? By sending a box of materials directly to the camper and making the teaching tools or manipulatives with them." Said Charlie Arms, Executive Director. Sessions and dates include:
Session 1: Friday, July 10, 2020 "Build-a-Boat" – Participants will be provided a small wooden boat to assemble while learning about its parts and functions!
Session 2: Friday, July 17, 2020 "What Floats?" – Participants will be provided a small bucket for water and clay to form a 'boat' to test buoyancy and learn why some boats float…and others don't! Instructor Evan will be joining live from a 40' sailboat on the Chesapeake Bay.
Session 3: Friday, July 24, 2020 "Where the Wind Blows" – Participants will build their own "wind pizza" to learn the points of sail. Campers will then use their boats from Session 1 to practice setting the sails to the wind.
Session 4: Friday, July 31, 2020"Aids to Navigation" – Participants will construct mini navigational aids and use them to mark a hazardous channel on a navigational chart to provide safe passage of their "boat."
All four sessions are free to join, and all materials needed will be provided and mailed prior to each registered lesson. Session applications are now available online and can be found on Brendan Sailing's website: www.brendansailing.org. Prior registration is required. Ages 11-18 are welcome to participate.