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Royal British Virgin Islands Yacht Club

Youth Sailing Update
29 May 2017
Tortola, BVI
CYS Supports Youth Sailing  |  Morrell Wins National Schools Title  |  Lettsome Secures Win for Tabor Academy
Charter Yacht Society
The Royal BVI Youth Sailing Programme would like to thank the Charter Yacht Society (CYS) for their very generous donation.

Sailors were joined by Janet Oliver, Executive Director of the CYS after a Saturday training session to receive a donation from the 2016 Charter Yacht Show.  

Oliver explained to the sailors that many of the crews working in the crewed yacht industry began their sailing careers just as the young BVI sailors are doing.

"The CYS is very pleased to be able to make this donation to the BVI Youth Sailing Programme" said Oliver.

"It is a natural fit for us to invest in young sailors and for so many of our crews this type of programme was an important part of their lives and sailing has now become their livelihood.  We have no doubt that many of the sailors training with the Yacht Club will be making headlines in the future or working in the industry."

$10 from the registration fee from each yacht and broker is donated to BVI Youth Sailing so this donation is a valuable contribution to the programme. 

Thank you to the CYS from all at the Royal BVI Yacht Club and Youth Sailing Programme.

About the Charter Yacht Society
The Charter Yacht Society is a non-profit organization founded in 1982 by independent owners of crewed yachts based in the BVI.  The society represents the organized voice of individual BVI based yachts and their crew.  More information is here - www.crewedyachtsbvi.com  

The 2017 Charter Yacht Show will take place from 7 to 10 November at Nanny Cay Resort & Marina - more information is available here - www.crewedyachtsbvi.com/boatshow/
 
BVI Youth Sailors, Sam Morrell and Thad Lettsome, In Action in the US
Sam Morrell (centre) and his Antilles High School Sailing Team have won the 2017 ISSA Team Racing Championship, known as the Baker Trophy.

Racing at the Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, USA there were tricky light winds throughout the weekend.

Image credit:  Friends of Antilles Sailing Team.
© Stephen Rappaport
 
Team BVI Sailor, Thad Lettsome, was also in action this weekend at the Downeast Invitational Regatta in Maine

In his first season of high school sailing, Lettsome and his crew Cat Shankin helped secure the Jim Modisette Memorial Downeast Regatta Trophy for the Tabor Academy. 
2017 Royal BVI Yacht Club Membership

If you haven't yet renewed for this year or would like to join for the first time, it's not too late...click on the link below for the membership form or contact the office.
Click Here for the 2017 Membership Form

Next up for Team BVI Youth Sailors...


16-18 June - St Thomas International Optimist Regatta
21-25 June - Laser Radial North American Championships (Thad Lettsome)
26 June-4 July - Opti North American Championships (Nathan Haycraft)

Coming Up on the Royal BVI Yacht Club Calendar...

24 June - Lowell Wheatley Anegada Pursuit Race
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