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Safety improvements at Cayman Islands Sailing Club

Betsy Smith from Harbour House hands over the VHF radios to Sailing Coach Kelvin Browne

Harbour House Marina this week donated two state of the art ICOM handheld VHF radios to the Cayman Islands Sailing Club (CISC) as part of the on-going programme of safety improvements at the Club.

Raph Harvey, the Head Sailing Instructor at CISC said, “This donation means that each of our instructors will be able to carry a VHF radio at all times when coaching or officiating on the water and be in constant communication with each other and our land based staff. The Club takes very seriously our commitment to make sailing as safe as possible and we are grateful to Harbour House for their continued support of our activities and programmes”.

The CISC continuously reviews and updates safety procedures for all events and activities. This donation follows a recent review of on water safety procedures which the ClSC considered to be a top priority.

Jonathan Cuff, the General Manager at Harbour House Marina said, “We are always happy to help out with sailing programmes at the Sailing Club and are particularly delighted to be able to donate these top of the range, waterproof, handheld VHF radios. I think they will significantly contribute to improving on-water safety”.

The Cayman Islands Sailing Club is the national sailing authority of the Cayman Islands and promotes sailing in many ways throughout the Islands. In addition to organising Club racing and social and sailing events including lessons, the Club also runs a very large and successful schools sailing programme for both Government and private schools. Thousands of children in Cayman have had the opportunity to experience sailing over the course of the current programme which is in its 7th year and in 2012 will expand to the districts of East End and North Side.  The Club will be holding RYA Yachtmaster and other courses in February 2012. The Club itself is one of the oldest clubs in the Islands with its roots going back to the 1930s.


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