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Summer Term STEM Competition – Design a Race Boat

About STEM Crew

BT STEM Crew is a new digital education programme for 11-16 year olds, brought to you by the 1851 Trust and Land Rover BAR. Set against the backdrop of the exciting world of the America’s Cup, BT STEM Crew resources highlight real-world applications of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Students will analyse high-performance nutrition, discover practical applications of mathematics and learn about state-of-the-art design materials. Our films, interactive activities and worksheets – featuring real data and information from the Land Rover BAR base – show young people how versatile and exciting the STEM subjects can be.

Register with BT STEM Crew today to access free, easy-to-use resources!

Land Rover BAR


Land Rover BAR is a commercial sports team, launched on June 10th 2014 in the presence of The Duchess of Cambridge. The team was conceived by four-time Olympic gold medallist and 34th America’s Cup winner, Sir Ben Ainslie, with the long-term aim of challenging for Britain and bringing the America’s Cup back home to where it all began in 1851.

Find out more here.

About the 1851 Trust

The 1851 Trust is the Official Charity of Land Rover Ben Ainslie Racing, the British team aiming to bring the America’s Cup home. The Trust works to enable, engage and encourage young people from a wide demographic to:

  • Experience sailing and give them opportunities to continue in the sport
  • Understand the career choices and wider opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM)
  • Consider the environment and act sustainably

Why 1851?

1851 was the year of the Great Exhibition, a celebration of modern industrial science, technology and design, championed by Prince Albert.

It was an opportunity for countries to showcase their achievements. A syndicate of businessmen from the United States brought a schooner called ‘America’ to demonstrate their shipbuilding skills. It outclassed the British racing fleet of 1851, winning the first America’s Cup and beginning the challenge that Land Rover BAR have now embraced.