IMS sponsors Cayman youth sailing boat

Accounting firm International Management Services (IMS) has sponsored one of the Cayman Islands Sailing Club’s rapidly expanding fleet of youth sailing boats.

IMS has sponsored one of the CISC’s four ‘Feva’ two-person youth racing boats and its company logos adorn the popular vessel.

CISC Sailing Director Mike Weber paid tribute to IMS’s support and in particular, the backing that the CISC’s National Sailing Centre, the national authority on sailing in the Cayman Islands, has received from IMS director Paul Harris and managing director Christopher Bowring.

‘In the past, IMS has helped us run sailing camps in Little Cayman and Cayman Brac, and we are extremely grateful to them for their continued support,’ said Mr Weber.

This year alone, the Club has more than doubled the size of its fleet to comprise three rescue boats, seven Picos, seven Bytes, four Fevas, four Lasers, four Optimists and a J22, while the size of its membership has increased by more than 30%.

The CISC is optimistic that it can help youngsters to develop into possible future Olympic sailors and follow in the footsteps of those Caymanians who have proudly represented the country at past Summer Games.

Young local sailors have been trying out the IMS-sponsored Feva in recent weeks and have been hugely impressed.

The CISC is optimistic that it can help youngsters to develop into possible future Olympic sailors and follow in the footsteps of those Caymanians who have proudly represented the country at past Summer Games.

Mr Weber said: ‘The Feva is an excellent high performance youth boat. Our young sailors enjoy learning to sail it and we look forward to sending them to some international competitions.’

Local schools are increasingly involved with sailing and in recognition of the increasingly close partnership between government schools and the Club, the government has increased its financial support of the club.

‘Sailing as a sport teaches discipline and teamwork, improves self-esteem and confidence and encourages the development of maturity and responsibility,’ said Andrew Moon, the Commodore of the CISC.

He added that he was extremely grateful to IMS and the CISC’s other corporate sponsors, including Digicel, Butterfield Bank, Harbour House Marina, RBC, KPMG, Conyers Dill & Pearman and Stuarts Walker Hersant Attorneys-At-Law, for supporting the club and its youth sailing programmes.

For further information about the CISC, including sponsorship opportunities and details on the youth programme, either visit www.sailing.ky or contact Club Administrator Heather Bradley on 947 7913 or at [email protected].

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