The Annapolis Naval Sailing Association Foundation, Inc. has provided grants for research supporting clean waterways and oceans. We have also helped to support training opportunities for sailing and opportunities for teaching of nautical history and stewardship.
In addition to our support activities below, several Board members actively work to support sailing activities by the Girl Scouts, Sea Scouts, and Boy Scouts.
Ocean Research Project (oceanresearchproject.org) - Dedicated to scientific exploration under sail in pursuit of knowledge needed to monitor humanity's impact on the Ocean. Organization committed to ocean sustainability through a Bay-wide bio-telemety survey, a survey of the trans-Pacific plastic pollution, and a survey of the North Atlantic Sargasso Sea.
Chesapeake Bay Foundation (cbf.org) - Supports effective, science-based solutions to the pollution degrading the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers and streams.
Chesapeake Bay Trust (cbtrust.org) - Promotes public awareness and participation in the restoration and protection of the water quality and aquatic and land resources of the Chesapeake Bay region and other aquatic and land resources of the State. The Trust will engage residents of the region in programs that lead to actions that measurably iimprove local communities and increase resource stewardship.
Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) (serc.si.edu) - Provides science-based knowledge to meet the environmental challenges of the 21st century. SERC leads research on coastal ecosystems—where the land meets the sea—to inform real-world decisions for wise policies, best business practices, and a sustainable planet.
National Sailing Hall of Fame (nshof.org) [with specific support for the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) program] - THE STEM Sailing Initiative is a significant part of the National Sailing Hall of Fame's mission to engage sailing's next generation. In addition, we believe the STEM Sailing Initiative will make an important contribution to the national STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) program, thereby enhancing the future research, engineering and high-tech U.S. workforce. Students gain an understanding of the physics and mathematics concepts in the Science of Sailing and how these concepts apply to sailboat design.
Chesapeake Regional Accessible Boating (CRAB) (crabsailing.org) - Bringing the thrill and freedom of sailing to persons with disabilities, recovering warriors and youth from at-risk communities.
US Naval Academy Museum (usna.edu) - The mission of the U.S. Naval Academy Museum is to collect, preserve, and exhibit the artifacts and art that are the physical heritage of the U.S. Navy and the Naval Academy in order to instill in Midshipmen a knowledge of the history and heritage of the U.S. Navy and the Naval Academy and to supplement the instruction of all academic departments of the Academy, as well as to demonstrate to the public the contributions of Academy graduates to the military services and to the Nation. And to motivate in young people a desire to become part of the Brigade of Midshipmen and to begin a career of service to their Nation.
Historic Ships of Baltimore (historicships.org) - Historic Ships in Baltimore is the steward of the US Sloop-of-War Constellation, US Submarine Torsk, US Coast Guard Cutter Taney, Lightship 116 "Chesapeake", and Seven Foot Knoll Lighthouse. It is also the custodian of related artifacts, materials, and histories from these national treasures, celebrating over 200 years of naval and maritime history.
National Museum of the US Navy (history.navy.mil) (Navy Yard Washington D.C.) - The National Museum of the U.S. Navy collects, preserves, displays, and interprets historic naval artifacts and artwork to inform, educate, and inspire naval personnel and the general public.
Annapolis Naval Sailing Association (ANSA) (ansa.org) - training scholarships and boat rental to support Boy Scouts sailing badge? Volunteer sailing association and club dedicated to safe recreational sailing on the Chesapeake Bay. Their primary goal is to build competent crew and skippers of larger sailing boats; training to US Navy standards as formalized by the US Naval Sailing Association and the American Sailing Association.
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