The America’s Cup announced today that the Endeavor Initiative was going to be extended to the United States. The “Endeavour” initiative” is America’s Cup youth education and community sailing program that enables students in New York City to learn through a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) Education curriculum and to then put those learnings into practice on the water in the AC Endeavour boats. The program is also being extended to Chicago for the June stop of the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series June 10-12.
The Endeavor program is a youth initiative that provides eight Hobie Wave catamarans (rendering attached) that will be donated to local youth sailing programs, along with legacy funding to help run the programs going forward.
The Chicago Endeavour initiative will kick off with a fundraiser on April 27th at the Shedd Aquarium. Karma Yacht Sales, Lou Sandoval joins many other industry leaders on the steering committee to help kick this program off in the Windy City.
“Chicago’s kids deserve this opportunity, I’m looking forward to seeing this program grow in the city of big shoulders,” said Sandoval “Chicago’s lakefront is one of her best unkept secrets-every youth should be afforded the opportunity to experience it and this program is right for that.”
Mr. Sandoval will join other marine industry leaders on the inaugural steering committee to seed this new community sailing initiative. We encourage all of Chicago’s boaters to support this program. For more information on the kick-off event visit AC Endeavour Chicago via the link or graphic below.
We hope to see you on the 27th!