Girls For Sail, the UK’s only sailing school dedicated to teaching women to sail, is celebrating their 15th anniversary of taking part in the prestigious Antigua Sailing Week.
With less than a month to go until the 2015 event gets under starter’s orders the team are thrilled and excited to once again be part of one of the world’s premier sailing regattas.
Girls For Sail founder Annie O’Sullivan chose Antigua Sailing Week as a key part of her training and racing calendar when she started her women-only sailing school in the UK in 1999. Just a year later ASW became a key part of how the team showcase the best in Caribbean sailing to their clients.
Annie said: “Antigua Sailing Week is an essential in our calendar, we wouldn’t miss it for the world. And this year, our fifteenth consecutive outing, we have a fantastic crew ready to rock ASW in 2015, both on and off the boat.”
The GFS team will be part of the more than 100-strong field lining up for the regatta whose motto remains ‘where sailing comes first’.
Annie added: “The atmosphere and ability to race in some of the best seas in the world remain a constant for ASW. We recommend that all our clients try it at least once, it’s no surprise that they come back for more. Just like we have for the past fifteen years.”
“We’re looking forward to taking our place on the start-line and showing what our team can achieve on the day. Over the years we have had some incredible teams committed to fun and racing. This year should be no different and we can’t wait.”
“With such a fantastic onshore atmosphere we will be celebrating our 15th anniversary like we’re first-timers all over again.”
Girls For Sail first sailed at ASW in 2000 and have not missed the annual fixture since. Over the years the crews have varied but one other thing remains constant–Annie.
“I love ASW, so I will be there, helping our ladies to enjoy some of the most memorable times they could ever have. It’s been a pleasure to introduce so many women to sailing over the years and ASW has always remained a part of that approach. The 2015 ASW just can’t come around fast enough now.”
Girls For Sail celebrates sixteen years training women to sail and race in the UK, across the Atlantic and in the Caribbean. Thousands of women have learned to sail with the firm since its launch in 1999.
Award-winning RYA instructor and mentor Annie said: “It’s imperative to me to make sure that we continue to be able to encourage women into sailing. And that includes supporting women to enjoy sailing as the wonderful and often liberating sport that it is.”
Annie O’Sullivan is available for interview about Girls For Sail and her ongoing participation with Antigua Sailing Week.
For more information about Girls For Sail, events, or any of the other packages offered please contact Girls For Sail at +44 1983 282867 or visit www.girlsforsail.com to view the full calendar of trips available.