Young sailors will be kept warm and dry with new sailing clothing thanks to a grant from Condor Ferries.
The Condor Community Fund has donated cash to the Guernsey Sailing Trust for the purchase of sailing jackets, trousers and life vests for children between the ages of six and 16.
The items can be used by those who undertake courses with the Trust.
Its General Manager, Sarah Creasey, was thrilled with the new arrivals: “We can see up to 2,000 school children every year, the vast majority of who will be sailing in the Model Yacht Pond or in the open sea for the first time.
“The kit bought with the donation from Condor is essential for going out in all weathers in a sailing boat or RIB and ensures we can keep the youngsters properly equipped, so we are most grateful.”
Greg Yeoman, Condor’s Commercial Director, added: “As a ferry company we have a natural affinity with the sea so are very pleased to be able to support the Guernsey Sailing Trust and their commendable efforts in teaching local children how to sail and spend time out in local waters."
Condor’s Community Fund was established in 2019 and supports islanders who give up time to develop community activities. It sees numerous applications from across the Bailiwick with a focus on sustainability, local benefit, and enjoyment.
Pictured (top): JP Richardson of the Guernsey Sailing Trust with students.
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