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The programme is aimed at giving youths aged years keelboat experience during Antigua Sailing Week. The image of sailing as a sport for old men in blue blazers has been a hard one to shake off. The Greig City Academy shot to fame in as the first Comprehensive State School team to compete and finish the Rolex Fastnet Race, and their achievements have not been a one-hit wonder. Youth sailing in Antigua has grown exponentially in recent years, due to the creation of the National Sailing Academy which enables Woman looking nsa Valliant secondary school island-wide to offer sailing as part of the national curriculum.
The programme has produced an increasing of youths with dinghy sailing experience, but for many, that is where their sail racing ends.
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The Youth to Keelboat Programme Y2K seeks to bridge the gap and help them make the leap to gaining keelboat experience, not just as sport or leisure option, but as a career within the maritime world. Assistant Principal of the Greig City Academy, Paul Letford will accompany the team of six pupils, aged from years old:. Many of our students and their families have strong links with the Caribbean," commented Letford.
This represents a major step forward for the Greig City Academy sailing project and is a definite highlight of our season. In return, we have invited participants from the Y2K programme the opportunity to compete at Lendy Cowes Week aboard Scaramouche, our 45ft Frers racing yacht.
Marketing Executive of Global Bank of Commerce, an Antiguan-based financial institution and sponsor of the Y2K programme, Sasha Southwell, explains: "Global Bank has been a sponsor of Antigua Sailing Week in the past and are really pleased to support the new Y2K programme as it will further strengthen the wonderful experience and relationship Antigua has developed with maritime events. Of the potential match race opportunity with Valiant and the Greig City Academy, Mitchell says: "I have followed the story of the team from when they competed in Cowes Week and the Fastnet Race.
We are really excited to host them in Antigua and to race against them head to head. It's going to add real excitement to our class this year. All News Stories and Specials.
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