September 21st, 2012 by 2e2 Guernsey Limited
The sponsorship of six oppie dinghy sails means the Island’s youth are able to progress their sailing skills on either the model yacht pond or out in Havelet Bay.
The Guernsey Sailing Trust was formed in 1988 to enable children from all walks of life to experience the fun and challenges of sailing.
Adam Reed, Principal of the Trust said “our oppie dinghies get a lot of use and typically, the sails need to be renewed after just two years. They are used mainly by the Island’s primary school children as well as during the summer holidays when we run Royal Yachting Association (RYA) courses which are open to everyone.
To re-secure the sponsorship from 2e2 has been fantastic and we are extremely grateful,” Adam Reed said.
Rene Brun, General Manager of 2e2 Guernsey Limited, said “although 2e2 are better known for their business IT solutions, we are also heavily involved in supporting the IT function at the local schools.
As such we are pleased to be able to sponsor the Oppies class sailing boats once again for the Guernsey Sailing Trust.
“These boats are heavily used by many local children and it gives them the opportunity to get out in the fresh air and enjoy the best of what Guernsey has to offer,” he said.
“Learning to sail is a rewarding hobby that can be enjoyed right through into adult life.”