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Herreshoff Marine Museum
America’s Cup Hall of Fame
One Burnside Street
Bristol, RI 02809 USA
HERRESHOFF COMMUNITY SAILING PROGRAM
RECEIVES SCHOLARSHIP FUNDING
(BRISTOL, RI) - The Herreshoff Marine Museum is proud to announce that it has received a grant from the McCarthey Family Foundation, of Salt Lake City, Utah. The grant is intended to support offering full and or partial scholarships to at least 10 students this summer. Awards will be based on need, and named the “McCarthey Family Foundation Sailorship Award”.
As the community sailing center for the town of Bristol, with a focus on public access and affordable programs, this grant helps the Museum fulfill its mission of public education and inspiration. The grant is for the Seamanship Program, a public sailing program, which begins June 25th for beginner, intermediate, and advanced sailing students aboard the historic Herreshoff 12 ½s, a 32-foot row boat, and the Fishers
Island 31 KESTREL.
“Now in its second decade of operation the summer program here is unique. Sports? We teach the sport of sailing. Art? We teach the art of seamanship. Overnight? We do that aboard KESTREL. Arts and crafts? Learn to varnish and paint and use tools in our woodshop. Science? We teach science and math
with activities linked to local and national curriculum objectives. Engineering? We have high school lessons introducing marine engineering. All this and rowing too? This summer we are working with Dharma Voyage to offer rowing in a large, wooden, open-water row boat. The six-oar boat will be used for introductory and adventure rowing classes.” - Program Director Richard Feeny
In addition, we now offer family sailing classes, women’s sailing classes, and private lessons. Interested students should contact Richard Feeny at the Herreshoff Marine Museum. (401) 253-5000 or Education@Herreshoff.org. More information is online at www.herreshoff.org/programs/sailing_school.
The Herreshoff Marine Museum and America’s Cup Hall of Fame are dedicated to the education and inspiration of the public through presentations of the history and innovative work of the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company and the America’s
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One Burnside Street, Bristol, Rhode Island 02809 USA