In response to a request from Betty Suite of the Vessigny Viking Sailing School, Budget Marine Trinidad management was happy to donate 2 gallons of International antifouling for the yacht McInvan, a Pearson 30, which Betty has acquired and which is currently being refurbished at TTSA. The purpose of this project is to provide dinghy sailors with the opportunity to sail and race a bigger keel boat, as hopefully these young sailors are future boat owners and racing enthusiasts.
The gallons of antifouling, together with a selection of Laser and Optimist parts for the repair and maintenance of the racing dinghy fleet, have a total value of TT$7000.00, and are being given for use at the TTSA (Chaguaramas) and Vessigny sailing schools. Mark Loe, former president of Trinidad and Tobago Sailing Association and a long time driving force for youth sailing in T&T, says: "We are really trying to get the enthusiasm for racing sailboats back up and these donations will certainly help us reach our goal."
In image: Betty Suite and some members of the Vessigny Vikings youth sailing school with some of the donated gifts in front of the yacht, a Pearson 30 which is being refurbished.