Hobie Cat Challenge Returns to Rodney Bay
The Barbara Pyle Foundation (BPF) - with a mission to “use media in all its forms to make the world a better place and empower people to protect the planet” - plans to roll out a programme of initiatives, designed to engage Saint Lucia’s youth in environmental issues affecting what the UN calls ‘Small Island Developing States’ (SIDS). Included is the second annual Saint Lucia Hobie Cat Challenge, which brings together the water sports stars of the island and other enthusiastic Hobie Cat sailors in a regatta to compete for trophies, prizes and a scholarship sponsored by the BPF to encourage individuals to become certified or continue their training in professional sailing.
The inaugural event in September 2015 was won by Dylan Charles for Viceroy Sugar Beach, with Leslie Mitchell, owner of Over There Watersports in second place and Johnny Louis for St James Club in third. They will compete against returning sailors and new competitors from around the island tomorrow, Sunday, January 22nd in Rodney Bay, in front of the Saint Lucia Yacht Club, where all are welcome to watch from the beach or the water. Racing is from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. with a prize-giving ceremony at 5 p.m. and a DJ keeping the party at the Yacht Club going until 9 p.m.