Massachusetts Financial Regatta

1st Massachusetts Financial Regatta finishing regatta competitors, instigators and skippers.         Photo by Leighton O’Connor

On Saturday, June 1, 2013 at Community Boating on the Charles River in Boston, a diverse selection of high school students from 12 different high schools really sailed in sailboats (many for their very first time) in a learning and racing competition against other boats.

View the Camp Gardner video.. or the F U L L  L E N G T H video

From 9:30 am to 3:50 pm, students from a variety of backgrounds were educated in personal finance, had fun, sailed, ate a complimentary (healthy) lunch,* took an original, nautically themed financial fluency test, raced a sailboat, and learned from (local) guest speakers’ relationships with personal finance.

Points were awarded to each boat/team based on the sailing race and its pre-race Financial Fluency test.  Over $1,003.99 in cash, plus prizes were awarded.

At this point, we’re in need of questions for the next Financial Regatta, see below.

Not all sailors are pirates, some sailors get paid to sail “on Japanese Waves.” designed by Daniel Mickle, NNHS Student

if you are interested in partnering with us on this event, please contact
Michael D. Andelman.
ph. 617.851.4496


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* Lunch provided by Life Alive, Dorado’s Tacos and others.

Steward, $500 Sponsors






Able Seaman, $250 Sponsors






Ordinary Seaman, $25+ Sponsors were recognized in The Program.