Team Axxess Places Second in Superyacht Crew Challenge
Sailablilty is a charitable organization that provides people with disabilities the chance to learn to sail, and build confidence in themselves through learning new skills and collaborating with others. The Sailablilty and National Sailing Academy (NSA) began working together in 2014, and aim to provide school children with the opportunity to experience an industry they could consider working in when they complete school. Currently in Antigua there are 15 students who are qualified to be dinghy instructors, instructing the younger generation to sail. Swimming lessons and general watercraft skills are also taught by the instructors. This unique collaboration empowers young disabled people, who might otherwise have limited expectations, to reach their goals and aspirations and to achieve the unimaginable. To date the teamwork of Sailability and the NSA has meant more than 80 disabled youngsters have completed their training.
Axxess Marine enjoyed a successful AYC Marina Superyacht Crew Challenge (Sailablilty Super Sunday) on Sunday 29th February. There were 8 teams of 4 competing against each other in the organized event. First place was won by the local boys from the Sailing Academy. Dennis from Axxess Marine participated along with Kanter from SeaGull Inflatables and Gilles and Louise in Team Axxess, and came second overall. Third place was for Team S/Y EOS. This fun event was well attended and was rounded off with a BBQ and celebration to mark the occasion.