The event, held at our Westerhall workshop, gave us an opportunity to explain our mission to build a racing yacht to train young sailors in Grenada to compete in international regattas. Project leader, Rene Froehlich, was also delighted to be able to discuss the details of the design with experienced racers and yachting specialists.
Visitor to the Open Day pledged various types of support for the project – from cash sponsorship to offers of spare deck equipment and the promise of valuable discounts on future equipment purchases.
“I was really encouraged by the reaction from the Open Day visitors who were mostly very supportive of what we are trying to achieve,” said Rene. “I am really hopeful that we will have the new boat in the water this summer.”
And don’t worry if you missed the Open Day; just drop in if you are passing the workshop. Rene will usually be happy to down tools for a while and talk you through the project.