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Closed 20/04/2017

raised of $350 target by 14 supporters

    Weʼve raised $640 to teach a child from Freeport to sail

    Funded on Thursday, 20th April 2017

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    Cory de Vries died in Freeport, Bahamas on 17 March 2017.

    His passion was sailing. He won many races on his yacht 'the Lucaya ' before joining his friend George Coumantaros sailing on the famous yacht ‘Boomerang’. They raced all over the world, including over 20 Southern Ocean Racing Circuit races. Boomerang won many world championships, and together with his friends and fellow crew members Cory survived the famous and lethal Fastnet Race in 1979.

    Cory was a mentor to many younger sailors and we are raising funds in his memory to teach a member of the next generation to sail. It costs $350 to enrol a youngster on the Grand Bahama Sailing Club summer Sailing Camp. We would like the funds to go towards helping a young child who otherwise might not be able to attend.

    The camps allow children to be immersed in the Bahamas national sport of sailing, along with increasing the child’s knowledge and confidence in the waters we are surrounded by. This year an extra adventure component will involve additional exciting activities being offered depending on each child’s skill and maturity level.

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      • Anonymous


        Apr 5, 2017


      • Anonymous


        Apr 4, 2017

      • Norina Gueller

        Norina Gueller

        Mar 31, 2017

        I am sorry for your loss.

      • Bruce Wilson

        Bruce Wilson

        Mar 31, 2017

        Congo Mon would love to see one or more of your kids receive a trophy as a result of your efforts.Bruce Wilson,Co-Owner with Congo of the S.V. Lucaya in the 60's


      • Ashley Iser

        Ashley Iser

        Mar 27, 2017

        Michelle- Lots of love and strength to you. Thinking of you and hope you feel surrounded by friendship and love at this tough time. Love, Ashley xoxoxo

      • Diane & Family

        Diane & Family

        Mar 26, 2017

        In loving memory of congoman xox


      • Eleanor Kading

        Eleanor Kading

        Mar 25, 2017

        My Dad taught me to sail and the sea always makes me feel better. Precious gift for a child and a lovely way to honour your Daddy Michelle xx


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