1851 Trust - Official Charity

The 1851 Trust aims to inspire young people to better futures by creating opportunities for them to find out more about the diverse range of STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) careers available to them. To engage young people the Trust harnesses the power of sport and sustainability and uses the inspiration of Land Rover BAR, the British America's Cup team.

During the event, the 1851 Trust is planning to run sailing and sustainability, interactive, shoreside activities. Primarily aimed at young people aged 10-16, the STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) activities will be based on the regular school visits the Trust hosts on the Tech Deck at Land Rover BAR and the Trust's successful digital teaching resources, BT STEM Crew. In addition, the 1851 Trust will give a group of young sailors from its Solent-based Go Sail! programme the opportunity take part in the Regatta.

About the 1851 Trust

The 1851 Trust was established in October 2014 to harness the power of sport and sustainability to inspire and excite a new generation to become innovators, designers, engineers and sailors of the future, and stewards of the environment. With a focus on science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects, the 1851 Trust seeks to improve attitudes to learning, to improve academic achievement and to improve young people's employability.

The 1851 Trust is the official charity of Land Rover BAR, the British America's Cup sailing team led by Sir Ben Ainslie. The Trust's Royal Patron is HRH The Duchess of Cambridge and its Patron is Sir Ben Ainslie.

The 1851 Trust provides free teaching resources on its digital platform BT STEM Crew (www.stemcrew.co.uk) used by over 1,000 teachers across the UK, hosts educational visits for 200 school children each week on the Tech Deck at Land Rover BAR's base in Portsmouth and delivers multi-activity roadshow days.