Sailors were joined by Janet Oliver, Executive Director of the CYS, after a training session to receive a donation from the 2015 Charter Yacht Show. Oliver explained to the sailors that $10 from the registration fee from each yacht and broker is donated to BVI Youth Sailing. With approximately 75 yachts in attendance and over 130 brokers in 2015, this donation is a valuable contribution to the program.
“The CYS is delighted to make this donation to the BVI Youth Sailing Program. It is a natural fit for us to invest in young sailors and help nurture youth sailing in the BVI,” Oliver said. She added,
“Many of the crews working on the CYS boats began their sailing in similar programs – for them it was an important part of growing up and now it is their livelihood. I have no doubt that in the future we will see many of the young sailors training here with the Yacht Club making headlines or working in the industry.”
The Charter Yacht Society is a non-profit organization based in the BVI. The society represents the organized voice of individual BVI based yachts and their crew. www.crewed yachtsbvi.com