A selection of news stories and press coverage for the Bequia Youth Sailors.

Compass Caribbean January 2013“With the Laser Class being part of the Olympics in four years’ time, we are looking at a path that leads to St. Vincent & the Grenadines being represented. As Bequia is an island with a strong sailing tradition, it would be great to have our first Olympic sailing competitors come from this program.” Caribbean Compass January 2013


All At Sea Ccaribbean“With good sportsmanship, determination and organisational support, BYS is blasting onto the scene. There is fire on the Island of Clouds, listen for the thunder and watch for the next lightning strike!”  All At Sea, November 2012



Optimistic Outlook“Despite a tangle with a spectator boat that knocked Oreakay’s
rudder off just before he rounded the weather mark in the second race, his first place finishes in the first and third races put him in the top spot for the regatta.” BoldlyGo, Jim & Ellen Birrell, Sept 2012.


“The program, “Bequia Youth Sailors”, has been implemented about ten weeks ago involving sixty children and the use of five Optimists. Several volunteers have been assisting with the children as they are trained four days per week.” Letter to Caribbean News Now, October 2012