Sunday, 6th October 2013, Caye Caulker
Today some 20 persons from a wide cross section of Caye Caulker community attended the inaugural meeting of the Caye Caulker Sailing Club. A presentation was received from Alan Usher Development Board Member from the Belize Sailing Association who also witnessed elections for the principal officers of the new club. Club appointments will follow shortly.
The newly elected Board consists of:
Chairman: Neil Bradley
Treasurer: James Dombrowski
Secretary: Shary Trejo
The new board undertook to urgently launch it’s Optimist program for Caye Caulker boys and girls up to the age of 15 and to fully participate in the upcoming regatta year of 2014; re-establish annual Easter regattas and resume racing of the traditional classes. The new club will immediately benefit from the International Optimist Dinghy Association “6 of 5″ scheme in which on boat is gifted for every five purchased. See also www.optiworld.org
In related news there are now 32 boats with sailors from the BZSA clubs of Belize City. Placencia and San Pedro converging onto Corozal Bay for the Pan American Day Regatta being hosted by the Corozal Bay Sailing Club. Two races are scheduled for the afternoon of Saturday, 12th October and 3 races on Sunday morning. This is the last of seven national ranking regattas scheduled for this year for selection to the National Championship Regatta scheduled for December 14th and 15th off Bird’s Isle.