We have already started to work with some local youth in readiness for the main event in August, following are some photos to give you a taster of how our young shipmates have been getting on...
Joshua, David and Scott take charge of Good Expectation!
Scott helping set up the awning for some shade.
David learning about how to use a winch... important stuff in sailing!
If you ever want to work on a yacht or gain the respect of others within the sector its essential to be able coil a line properly!
First Mate Herbert shows David how to "make fast" the main halyard...
The programme is part of Jus' Sail's commitment to investing in local people and is designed to assist the participants in getting solid skills in sailing and aspects of seamanship thereby becoming more confident on the water and also more engaged in marine issues, maybe even enough to pursue a career in the marine sector. Additionally, it is expected that participants through working closely together in a supportive and structured manner on the programme will become more confident communicators, leaders and team players. All useful skills that will help them to become more competitive in the search for employment.
We look forward (for'ard in nautical parlance!) to welcoming Prince, Lance and Jn Pierre our winners from Corinth Secondary School aboard in August! Well done guys...
The goal is for each year the programme to become bigger and better with more participants, more resources and more collaborations with other partners to take the participants further... Ultimately we want to have our own dedicated boat, another traditional Carriacou Sloop as a full time sail training vessel for the Jus' Sail Academy! Now thats going to take a lot of Tshirts to finance but we believe its worth the effort, so... watch this space!
If you would like to directly support the training programme and fancy yourself in one of our lovely Tshirts or caps please go to the Jus' Sail online store and place your order securely through PayPal by credit or debit card. We will be sure to get your merchandise shipped out to you safely packed and registered ASAP.
Thank you for your support and please share with your friends and family!
The Jus' Sail Team.