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St. Lucia's Youngsters Profit from Sailing Festival

“The participants of the St Lucia Christmas Sailing Festival are our salesmen for next year,” said SLYC’s Press Officer Michael Bryant and he could be right.

Hailed as their most successful event yet, SLYC are plowing some of the profits back into the community with some well-attended sailing classes.

European Laser Champion and visiting coach Ozzy is the one in front of the blackboard imparting his technical knowledge before heading onto the water for the practical element.

Sitting attentively is St Lucia’s senior coach, Dr Brigette Scholing, who looks after the Optimist class and also Director Coordinator of the Youth sailing program.

Also paying attention were Felix and Louis Meixner, Danille Beaubran, young Eric Simmons and Fredrick Sweeny.

Waiting in the wings are SLYC’s two sailing coaches more than capable of pointing the youngsters in the right direction. The course is quite intense and a de-brief follows the “on the water session” it’s sometimes taped and replayed on SLYC’s monitor.

Of course there’s a reason behind all this, not just fun, SLYC’s sights are on the Pan Am games in 2007 and the 2012 Olympics—keep up the good work Ozzy!

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