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BVI Watersports Centre Enters Students in the BVI Spring Regatta

Students Elsa Meyers, Tichina Penn, Kendrick Headley Jr., Rayshawn Mercer, Shaquille Fonseca, Ashawn Crandall, Raymore Mercer and Stephon Smith were introduced to the yacht charter industry of the BVI in a comprehensive course that provided opportunities for them to learn and participate in all aspects of sailing in a weekend cruise sponsored by the BVI Department of Youth Affairs and Sports. The students sailed in a Bavaria yacht, donated by Horizon Yacht Charters, for a weekend of sail teaching along with six days of instruction on board that led to their competing in the “Bare Boat” class of the BVI Spring Regatta.

Winning Melges racer Guy Eldridge joined Colin & Alison Knights-Bramble in teaching the skills. During this training schedule students completed the practical courses for RYA Keelboat and ASA Basic Keelboat Certification. Blue Water Divers led the weekly sessions that continued into a PADI Open Water Scuba Course. A copy of the PADI Course Manual was provided for each student.

My sincere thanks to Guy Clothier of Yacht Shots at Nanny Cay Marina for providing photos. Good luck to these BVI students – we are very proud of you and are winners to us no matter how you place.

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