Letter to the Editor: San Pedro Sailing Club thanks The San Pedro Sun

Sunday, July 19th, 2015

Letters-to-the-EditorDear San Pedro Sun,
The San Pedro Sailing Club (SPSC) would like to thank you for your kind generosity in donating a $300 advertising package for our silent auction that was held at Caribbean Villas Hotel last month.
As you may be aware the SPSC together with other sailing groups and water sport enthusiasts are constantly working to promote and develop sailing and interest in all water sports to the children of our island.
We believe that San Pedro has a unique location on Caribbean Sea which should be enjoyed by all. Our club encourages recreational activities on the sea and provides specialized training for both recreational and racing sailors. In the future we foresee that many of the children that we have taught to sail will expand their passion for the sea into careers on the water- they will be tour guides, SCUBA divers, fishermen and conservationists who will be the backbone of our tourism industry.
It is with the support, assistance, donations and sponsorship of the local business community that our club is able to provide free sailing instruction to the youth of San Pedro Town.
The costs of the equipment, repairs, and maintenance and on-going attendance to local and international regattas must be borne by the club and its members. Annual maintenance costs of each of the dinghies is approximately five hundred dollars and travel and lodging costs are around forty thousand dollars per year.
Please do take the time to come visit us at the club on any Sunday which is our weekly race day. We offer sailing activities to the children every day at the club during the school year and we host special summer camp programmes during the school holidays.
Your donation will go a long way toward helping us achieve our goals.
Kind Regards and appreciation
Amanda Syme, Secretary

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