Red Sail’s wedding bliss

Grand Cayman is still flying high from the recent star-studded Engage! 2011, the luxury wedding business summit conference held from 14-18 November at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman.

Red Sail Sports, who describe themselves as ‘a very engaged sponsor’, is enjoying great international media exposure from coverage of the group’s outing to the Stingray Sandbar, followed by a stop at the Rum Point Club. A recently released video by Elysium Productions and a blog site by Aaron Robarchek from Picture this Photography feature Red Sail Sports catamarans and the Rum Point Club prominently and showcase Grand Cayman’s appeal as the ultimate wedding destination.

On Tuesday, 15 November, participants left the seminars and meetings to enjoy the best the island has to offer and Red Sail Sports had the opportunity to showcase its fleet of luxury catamarans, the Spirit of Ppalu, the Spirit of Poseidon and the Spirit of Cayman. About 190 wedding planners and industry players enjoyed a relaxing sail in the North Sound on their way to Stingray Sandbar. Once anchors were dropped at the sandbar the normally-reserved professionals jumped into the shallow clear water and became giddy with excitement, said Red Sail, as they played with Cayman’s friendly stingrays, discovering first-hand why Stingray City is world-famous.

Rum Point cocktails

After visiting the stingrays, the wedding planners arrived at the Rum Point Club where they were welcomed with cocktails as they disembarked. The tropical drinks were mixed in summit’s theme colours of purple and green, as were decorations on the property for the visit. In front of the Rum Point Restaurant, Celebrations set up a lovely beach wedding display complete with gazebo, wedding arch, and beach divans – the only things missing were a bride and groom, said the company.

The wedding planners had a chance to leisurely stroll through the spruced-up Rum Point Club and envision the romantic possibilities; the property has been the site of countless unique and romantic weddings. The Rum Point Restaurant recently re-opened after a month of minor repairs and touch-ups, so it put its best foot forward for the visitors, said Red Sail. Its famous and colourful Wreck Bar has been expanded for better service, and will be staffed with three bartenders on busy days. The luxury wedding planners took note of all these improvements, and hopefully will return with lovers ready to tie the knot and celebrate their nuptials at Rum Point, one of Caymans most romantic getaways, hoped Red Sail.

Relaxing cruise

The four-hour Stingray Sandbar/Rum Point excursion ended with a relaxing cruise back to the Safehaven Dock where wedding planners said their goodbyes to Red Sail Sports staff and boarded buses back to the Ritz-Carlton.

“It’s always great to have the opportunity to showcase just what Red Sail Sports can do for large groups,” said Operations Manager Rod McDowall.

“We have been coordinating water sports activities for corporate groups since Red Sail Sports opened its doors at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cayman in 1987 with two dive boats, a few beach toys and about 20 enthusiastic staff members.” During the past 25 years, Red Sail Sports has developed a destination management department and built a reputation as one of the world’s leading resort water sports operators.

“Our philosophy has remained the same throughout the years: Give the customer the highest quality service possible,” Mr. McDowall said.

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