SOCIAL SECURITY BOARD DONATES TO ANGUILLA YOUTH SAILING CLUB (AYSC) BOAT BUILDING PROJECT
The Valley, Anguilla - Tuesday, 14th February 2017 - The Anguilla Social Security Board has contributed to improving the quality of life for the young sailors of the Anguilla Youth Sailing Club (AYSC) by making a donation towards their boat building project. On Tuesday, 14th February 2017, following a brief Press Conference at the Sailing School in Sandy Ground at 4:00 pm, the Social Security Board presented a cheque in the sum of US$10,500.00 to Mr. Donald Curtis, President and Ms. Anette Hibbert, Project Coordinator of the Anguilla Sailing Association.
The total cost of the AYSC Boat Building Project is approximately US$37,250.00. The Social Security Board’s Sponsorship of US$10,500.00 towards the project is for the purchase of the Design Kit (including bulkheads) for the building of the boat/yacht.
The Social Security Board is very proud to be able to contribute to this project, because of the benefits it will provide to youth development. The project is being undertaken at the boat yard of Leeward Islands Boat Building Services owned by Mr. Rosmund Davis, and the youth sailors will be heavily involved in the building of the boat/yacht themselves, under the guidance of experienced, local boat builders such as Ronson “Rinso” Hodge and Bryan Richardson.
The project provides the benefits of teaching skills and abilities to a new generation - the youth, to carry on the tradition and culture of boat building and sailing; further develop a marine industry on Anguilla; develop pride and discipline in the youth; help to fund the sailing programme and provide AYSC with their own boat/yacht to compete in regattas; and demonstrate the capabilities of Anguillians in boat building - especially our youth. The Social Security Board looks forward to seeing the final product upon completion (later in the year), and wish the AYSC much success in their boat building project as well as eventually sailing the boat/yacht in future regattas.