November 17, 2015
NASSAU, Bahamas -- The students of the C.V. Bethel Sailing Club, along with their advisors, paid a visit to Deputy Director Joel Lewis at the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology to promote their upcoming regatta, scheduled for November 22nd 2015 at Fort Montague Beach at 12 p.m.
Aaliyah Ferguson, student President of the Sailing Club, proudly boasted that the club "brings life" to C.V. Bethel and that C.V. Bethel is the only senior public school, a part from T.A. Thompson, to practice and promote the art of sailing.
Students begin their training at a summer camp, which introduces them to the techniques of swimming and sailing and continue throughout the school year with regular meetings and participation in various regattas.
Former President of the club, Aubrecia Moxey, daughter of the well known sailor, Captain Kevin Moxey, who has been sailing since the age of four, praised the club for exposing younger Bahamians to sailing, a sport of which she is extremely proud. Miss Moxey urged all those who might be interested or even curious, to come out to the regatta to experience the joy of sailing for themselves.
Advisor Kathy Rolle was asked to join the C.V. Bethel Sailing Club in 2009, when she first started working at the school. "I didn't know anything about sailing until I joined the club" she noted. Since then, she has learned about everything from sloop sailing and gum elemi boat building, to sculling and rope tying, first aid, fish species and even the mangrove ecosystem. "Students just don't learn how to sail," Mrs Rolle declared; "they learn how to build their own boats and they learn about the entire system and lifestyle of sailing." Mrs. Rolle maintained that students must be encouraged to participate in things that promote activity and a healthy lifestyle and the upcoming C.V. Bethel regatta will do just that.
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News date : 11/17/2015 Category : Bahama Islands Info Stories