This is an urgent plea to all of our
wonderful powerboat captains from the many, many 7- to 14- year-old children who sail the Optimist dinghies off the beach at Caribbean Villas:
Please go slow or give us a very wide berth when passing us by. We know you didnąt
know this beforehand, but sometimes you go so fast and come so close that it scares us half to death. To us is it is neither fun nor funny. We know you donąt want to scare kids intentionally. And if you took a close look the little boats we are in, you would see for yourselves that your wakes could
indeed capsize us easily. We sail every Saturday and Sunday (weather permitting), and some training lessons are also scheduled after school from 4 to 6 pm on weekdays. Please donąt regard us as pests to be ignored!
We want to grow up to be boat handlers as good and as respectful of others as you are; so please show us the way by granting us this safety, this kindness, and this courtesy.
Thank you from all of us 96 children learning to sail in the free San Pedro Youth Sailing Program.