Keeping Young People in the Sport:
Ari Barshi, who runs the Laser Training Cabarete in the Dominican Republic, is host to both beginner sailors and those training for the Olympics. He is an advocate for the sport and is eager to see the next generation sail all the way to the sunset. Here he shares a story to help it happen.
We have been supporting the Opti program in the DR for years, and were impressed to see eight year old children enjoying sailing. However, like many others have witnessed, we see a drop in participation at the age of twelve when these young people begin to prefer more interactive activities. In other words…
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Keeping Young People in the Sport, Editor
Relief Fund for Bitter End Community:
Located in the North Sound of Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands, this is the home of the renowned Pro Am Regatta which enjoyed its 30th edition in 2016. It is also the venue for the amateur-only Scuttlebutt Sailing Club Championship.
But on September 6, Hurricane Irma swept through the Caribbean causing mass destruction throu…
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Relief Fund for Bitter End Community, Editor