Crew Challenge, the GBR Challenge Education project, has extended its competition entry deadline

Budding, young yacht designers still have time to enter the Crew Challenge, the GBR Challenge Education project which has become a bit hit with schools all around the country. Due to the overwhelming interest in the project, the entry deadline for the competition, to win a trip to New Zealand to see part of the Louis Vuitton Cup, has been extended to 6 September.

The project which allows teams in classes and youth groups to learn the basic principles of sailing and boat design and building and testing models, is linked to the physics, science and design curriculums. And new activity summaries have been developed to incorporate Cad/CAM for teams wishing to use this design software to develop their model. Cad/CAM is a package enabling pupils to generate products through computer-aided design and link it to manufacturing processes. In short, the groups could design their yacht and then link the package to a production facility.

To enter Crew Challenge, visit or e-mail for more details.