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Close racing in Mayreau.
Close racing in Mayreau.
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The SVG Sailing Association has completed a seven-week sailing programme covering Petit Bordel, Blue Lagoon Marina, Bequia, Mustique, Canouan, Mayreau and Union Island.

The programme was supported by Barefoot Yacht Charters, the Bryan Adams Foundation, Kestrel Worldwide Shipping and the SVG National Olympic Committee.

“SVGSA is committed to a programme that teaches sailing skills within the communities. The main aim is to have fun, but also to discover talent, be it to represent SVG in international competitions or to gain vocational qualifications for careers in the yachting industry,” the association said of the programme, which is into its second year.

Union Island Youth Sailors
Union Island Youth Sailors.

Over 70 sailors, new and experienced, took part in the camps, clinics and racing events organised by the Vincy Sailing Coaching team.

At Blue Lagoon, Mayreau and Bequia, which have established youth sailing clubs, the coaches worked to encourage better techniques, help with rigging and to develop new racing tactics.

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At Petit Bordel, Mustique, Canouan and Union Island, it was a chance to practice basic sailing skills and it took no time at all to have these young Vincentians sailing the boats.

Daryll and Coach Tyrese in Mustique
Coaching in Mustique.

“We are continually spotting talented young people who we can develop into the next instructors, yacht crew or international athletes,” said SVG Sailing Association President, Jenny Trumble.

“It is fantastic to see the growth in the program and we will be encouraging these young sailors to carry on learning, training and competing together.”

The next SVG Sailing Association event is a fun regatta at Blue Lagoon Marina on Sept. 10.

One reply on “SVG Sailing Association complete 6-island tour”

  1. I visited Woodbine area in Toronto in saw a sailing club and asked a few question.
    I believe the club should increase the system throughout SVG and not just in the Grenadines. Set up a system where folks can become members who can pay a membership fee and have access to sail boat regularly.
    Each member should go through a training system before they are allowed to participate.
    Boats should be equipped with lifesaving equipment to help in case of trouble. There should be something to monitor the boats when they are out at sea and some form of communication equipment for boaters to call for help.
    The sail boats can be built in the Grenadines and In SVG mainland. These boats can be used for recreation purposes and to train the youths, especially during vacation time.
    I hope the organizers will open a membership system and look for folks to make investments in the system. Members can pay a monthly fee or pay a fee when they access the service. I can see this system grow very quickly because of the lack of very good recreation systems in SVG. There is very little maintenance for sailing boats when compared to another boating system I came across that use boats with engines, which use gas and engine repair and maintenance.
    I hope someone will come up with a financial plan to build this system. It can work and help to create jobs for Vincentians.
    I have other ideas that can get this moving with investment from folks in the diaspora who visit SVG regularly and can use the system with ease and with little or no payment to use the system.

    fee and have access to sail boat regularly.
    Each member should go through a training system before they are allowed to participate.
    Boats should be equipped with lifesaving equipment to help in case of trouble. There should be something to monitor the boats when they are out at sea and some form of communication equipment for boaters to call for help.
    The sail boats can be built in the Grenadines and In SVG mainland. These boats can be used for recreation purposes and to train the youths, especially during vacation time.
    I hope the organizers will open a membership system and look for folks to make investments in the system. Members can pay a monthly fee or pay a fee when they access the service. I can see this system grow very quickly because of the lack of very good recreation systems in SVG. There is very little maintenance for sailing boats when compared to another boating system I came across that use boats with engines, which use gas and engine repair and maintenance.
    I hope someone will come up with a financial plan to build this system. It can work and help to create jobs for Vincentians.
    I have other ideas that can get this moving with investment from folks in the diaspora who visit SVG regularly and can use the system with ease and with little or no payment to use the system.

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