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May the Sea Embrace You Tenderly

May the Sea Embrace You Tenderly

April 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Recently, an avid sailor friend of mine passed over the bar. Shortly thereafter, I received an invitation to gather on the late skipper’s boat with family and friends to celebrate his lifelong passion for boats and the sea. It turned out to be one of the most moving experiences of my life as we shared […]

A Boating Approach to Math Education

A Boating Approach to Math Education

September 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

. Joe Youcha knows that the best education is not a one-way street. As director of Building to Teach, an organization that works with underserved students, Youcha designs and builds boats together with the students. Designing and building boats teaches students new math skills and helps them acquire new strategies for the job market. Building […]

How Small a Wave Can Capsize My Boat?

How Small a Wave Can Capsize My Boat?

July 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

News events all too frequently point to the need for boat captains to understand more about capsizing. It is a technically precise area — the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Coast Guard live by and cite data on righting moments and centers of buoyancy and gravity. Despite the formula-heavy nature of the field, recreational boaters […]

Navy Sea Cadets

Navy Sea Cadets

July 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

With its miles of bays and beaches, it’s no surprise that many Long Islanders raise nautically-minded youngsters. What is unusual is the surge in popularity of the Navy Sea Cadets, an organization whose regimen is more about work and rigor than recreation. The Navy Sea Cadets is a nonprofit, leadership-development organization for youth ages 11 […]

Diving into History

Diving into History

June 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

In his youth, Adam Grohman was interested in historical sites as well as the underwater environment. He took up snorkeling at an early agein his home state of New Jersey,and eventually became SCUBA certified as a member of the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG). While stationed in Cuba, Grohman yearned to use his diving knowledge to […]

Jamaica Bay Area Unit

Jamaica Bay Area Unit

February 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Located on the southwestern tip of Long Island in the boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens and in the Town of Hempstead, Jamaica Bay connects with both the Lower Bay entering New York City and Rockaway Inlet on the shore of Long Island.

Swimming Towards Important Life Skills

Swimming Towards Important Life Skills

November 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

It’s a scene straight out of a nightmare — one moment, you’re in your home, at the beach, on a boat, and then the next, you’re in the water — and you don’t know how to swim. However, one person’s bad dream is another person’s reality when hurricane-propelled waters flood a home, a rogue wave […]

Gee, How Does GPS Do It?

Gee, How Does GPS Do It?

April 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

. The Global Positioning System made its way from a U.S. Navy application of the 1970s into today’s cars and boats. Commonly referred to as GPS, this tool works by using signals transmitted from satellites circling the earth to ground stations. But there’s so much more to this fascinating and useful technology. How Does GPS […]