“The America’s Cup is one of the most challenging, technical and exciting sporting competitions in the world.”

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“When, back in 2014, we decided to assemble a team for our new challenge we looked for the best designers, scientists and technology pioneers. What we had not anticipated was how difficult it would be to find British talent. Capable and intelligent young people across the country were simply not being exposed to the opportunities that science could bring.

“That is why we were inspired to set up the 1851 Trust, with the conviction that we could engage young people with science through the cutting-edge technology developed in sailing. It is a truly inspiring journey where sport and science collide.

“Over the past five years we have already inspired thousands of young people from all backgrounds but now, more than ever in the current crisis, it is important to find new and innovative ways to engage with young people with STEM and continue their learning from home. The work the Trust has done to quickly create these free digital resources and open them up for young people to use directly at home has been fantastic to see.”

Read more on the 1851 Trust website