Spindrift for Schools


Since the birth of Spindrift racing, Dona Bertarelli and Yann Guichard have sought to share their passion for sailing, the sea and offshore sailing with children. The Spindrift for Schools programme was conceived when the team first decided to attempt the Jules Verne Trophy in 2015 and has grown as the team has moved from one project to another.

Spindrift racing has worked alongside scientists and teachers to develop rich, engaging content to stimulate children’s imaginations. Launched for primary school teachers, Spindrift for Schools already has a number of partner schools in France and Switzerland.

Any school interested in being part of the programme should contact the team direct here.

We would like to help inspire children to want to make their dreams come true and to believe that with willpower, persistance and mutual support, we can give ourselves the opportunity to go all the way to the end of the challenges we set ourselves.
Dona Bertarelli et Yann Guichard, founderS of Spindrift racing.

adventure book

Material available includes an adventure book designed for teachers of 7-12 year-olds and developed by Spindrift racing and Cité de la Voile Éric Tabarly. This comprehensive, illustrated document uses the around-the-world tour as a platform to look at geography, history, science and the arts with the children.

A revised version of the Adventure Book will be available to download in August 2017. Please register with Spindrift for Schools here to receive access to the Adventure Book and the Learning by Doing lesson programme.

The material is supported by a series of lessons on the oceans, climate, the water cycle as well as new Learning by Doing material on subject as diverse as how boats ‘fly’ and onboard diaries and journals.

Support the Crew

Send your encouragement, drawing, photos, songs and messages to Spindrift racing: education@spindrift-racing.com