Prior to serving in his current role as CEO of African Diaspora Maritime, Charles M. Kithcart was a member of the 1992 America’s Cup winning team, served as a Project Manager for the Age of Russia Challenge effort for the 1995 America’s Cup, and was given the title of Vice Commodore of the St. Petersburg Russia Yacht Club. Kithcart has also sailed around the world on numerous oceanographic research expeditions and is a former member of the United States Marine Corps.
ABOUT AFRICAN DIASPORA SAILING
African Diaspora Maritime (ADM) is changing the conversation in America, with Baltimore leading the way. ADM’s wish is to work in concert with people who want to re-imagine an inspired thriving nation at peace with itself. ADM will showcase a hands-on S.T.E.M. program, bring to light the unheralded history of the Black Mariner, as well as develop internships with world-class yacht designers and builders and master craftsmen. ADM will inspire Americans by providing modern-day role models, alternative learning experiences, and heroes in our quest for the America’s Cup. For more information about ADM or to purchase merchandise please visit ADMsailing.com.
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