Endeavour Community Sailing is a non-profit educational sailing organisation that engages students from different socioeconomic backgrounds across Bermuda in experiential learning activities with STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) through Sailing education that builds confidence, teamwork, and leadership skills.
To date, Endeavour Community Sailing has engaged thousands of students from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds across Bermuda.
‘Endeavour is a word that will forever be synonymous with the America’s Cup, in its past through the association with the J-class yacht Endeavour, and now with Endeavour Community Sailing, which was initiated during the 35th America’s Cup in Bermuda.
The yacht Endeavour is a 130-foot (40m) J-class yacht that was built for Sir Thomas Sopwith to compete in the 1934 America’s Cup. Endeavour was the most advanced yacht of its day, with a steel hull and mast, and came closer to winning the America’s Cup than any other challenger until Australia II finally broke the U.S. dominance of stewardship of the America’s Cup in 1983. Endeavour’s legacy of innovation, excellence, determination and the will to try aligns perfectly with Endeavour Community Sailing, making it a fitting name for the initiative that is educating and inspiring thousands of students in Bermuda.
The inspiration for the Endeavour logo was taken from one of the most famous nautical legends in history, Poseidon. Poseidon’s trident, such a powerful mark in the minds of sailors for thousands of years, underlines the Endeavour brand, providing not only a connection to the millennia of nautical tales, but also Bermuda’s historic Royal Naval Dockyard which features a large statue of King Neptune with a trident in the courtyard of the Bermuda Maritime Museum, a nod to Bermuda’s rich maritime history.
The definitions of the word Endeavour underline why it is such an appropriate word for an initiative created to inspire and educate young people through sailing:
Verb: try hard to do or achieve something: “they are endeavouring to help their friends”
Noun: an attempt to achieve a goal: “an endeavour to inspire and educate young people”
Endeavour East Fort located at 2 Convict Bay Lane in St George’s at the T.S. Admiral Somers Building.
Endeavour West Fort, located at 5 Freeport Drive in Royal Naval Dockyard, Sandys at the former ORACLE TEAM USA
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