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Yacht Club News: St Thomas Yacht Club welcomes new Sailing Coach

St Thomas Yacht Club welcomes new Sailing Coach

Augustin (Argy) Resano is back at the St. Thomas Yacht Club (STYC). The professional coach, from Argentina, adds his weight to the team of accomplished sailing instructors.

With over ten years of international coaching experience, Resano has coached Optimist, 420, and J-24 class sailing in the US, Canada, South America, New Zealand, Mexico and Europe. He is also no stranger to the US Virgin Islands and the St Thomas Yacht Club, having coached various teams since 2001.

“We are really pleased to have Argy back at the Club,” said STYC Manager Bill Canfield. “We have a tremendous junior sailing program at our little club and Argy’s experience and accomplishments will provide us with new opportunities to build on our success. We believe he is one of the elite Opti coaches in the world and accomplished in double-handed boats as well”

Resano will be working with youth between the ages of eight and 18 years who are currently sailing in Optimist, Laser and 420 classes.

“The Junior Sailing Program has been working with the sailors and their families to create programs and classes that meet the needs of our talented juniors,” said Canfield. “Argy has been working closely with the club to develop the best classes possible to assist us with training sailors for the Scotiabank Regatta and beyond.”

A spokesperson for the club said that junior sailors in St Thomas can now look forward to even more training and international racing opportunities.

With various classes and training programs offered after school and on weekends, Resano will be focusing on advanced training and racing skills for sailors.

“It is great to be back in St Thomas and working with these sailors,” said Resano. “The program we’ll be offering will build on some of the great skills these sailors have learned and provide many of them with new opportunities to compete.”

For information on Optimist, Laser and 420 classes at the St Thomas Yacht Club, email: [email protected]

Nevis Yacht Club report progressive year

Following its annual general meeting, the Nevis Yacht Club elected the following officers: Anthony George, Commodore; Mark Theron, Vice Commodore; Miles Denne, Rear Commodore; Deby Wallace, Secretary and Shari Greaves, Treasurer.

During the meeting, Captain Brother’ Arthur Anslyn was honored with a life membership. In a press release, the club said Anslyn was honored for his long service to the executive committee and his contribution to the club. The release also noted his expertise in maritime affairs, and his invaluable help as a government liaison.

Accepting the honor, Captain Anslyn said he will continue to be an active advisor to the club and serve on the Nevis Sport Fishing Tournament committee.

The Club said 2011 was a progressive year, with additional sailing boats added to the fleet, the acquisition of a safety boat and Club burgees, and having two of Nevis’ young sailors representing the island in the St Maarten SOL Optimist Regatta in November.

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