Sail Nauticus Receives Innovative Programming Award
NORFOLK, Va. –Sail Nauticus, Hampton Roads’ only community sailing center on the downtown Norfolk waterfront, has received the Creative Innovations in Programming Award from the U.S. Sailing Association, one of the sail-racing industries’ top distinctions. The award recognizes programs or individuals who have successfully found “outside the box” methods for teaching sailing to further connect their organization to the community.
“We’re honored to receive such a prestigious award that rewards ingenuity,” said Sail Nauticus Executive Director KC Fullmer. “Watching our kids progress through the Academy, becoming mentors to younger students and growing in so many ways, is incredibly rewarding. But it’s always nice to be recognized.”
Sail Nauticus, which launched in the fall of 2013, is a non-profit organization committed to positively inspiring, instructing, and impacting Hampton Roads kids through sailing and maritime sciences. In addition to offering membership, instruction and summer camps, the center has had continued success with its flagship initiative, Sail Nauticus Academy. This unique after-school program recruits soon-to-be-sailors from select Title-I middle schools in Norfolk for up to a three-year commitment, providing them with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) concepts related to sailing as well as an opportunity to make new friends and learn new skills.
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