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About Us

Mission

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.

Goals

  • Leverage sailing as an effective tool for teaching STEAM Education;
  • Inspire STEAM career pathways through fun, experiential learning;
  • Build life skills including problem-solving, teamwork, and leadership;
  • Integrate youth from different backgrounds and expose to sailing;
  • Increase the retention of youth sailors in Bermuda who continue to pursue the sport;
  • Increase the number of locally qualified sailing instructors in Bermuda;
  • Enhance career opportunities for local youth to start a career in the maritime industry; and
  • Provide support to local sailing clubs to develop and improve their facilities, assets, and ability to facilitate sustainable programmes.

Impact

To date, Endeavour Community Sailing has engaged thousands of students from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds across Bermuda.

Endeavour 2018 Impact Report

History of the Endeavour name

‘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”

Where We Work

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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