Philanthropic arm of excursion company treats kids to sailing trip
Non-profit group Bahamas Revisited Community hosted several high school groups on free day sails to Rose Island during the past two weeks, where they learned, among many other things, to sail a 70-foot schooner.
Bahamas Revisited Community, the philanthropic arm of excursion company Bahamas Revisited, engrossed the students in knot-tying courses; taught them the basics of navigation; allowed them to steer the schooner, called Beacon Won, and had them assist the crew with raising and lowering the sails and anchor.
Bahamas Revisited Founder Steven Cartwright organizes these excursions because he believes that meaningful opportunities are an important avenue to redirecting The Bahamas’ youth to a better future.
“These trips are only made possible with generous donations from local businesses, and the staff of Bahamas Revisited wish to thank Percy’s Island Game for their generosity this year,” Cartwright said.
Last year Bahamas Revisited had a fully booked schedule of trips for 2017, paving the way for another successful year of philanthropy this year.
The company, which was launched two years ago, has grown by leaps and bounds and has created a new experience for visitors and locals who want to visit the islands of The Bahamas aboard a schooner. The vessel and its crew began its 2018 bookings in March of last year, and for each paying customer who sails away with Cartwright and his crew, Bahamas Revisited offers an all-expense-paid trip for a student to experience an adventure of a lifetime.
“Each charter guest pays with the knowledge that a portion of what they spend will be used to cover the expense for a Bahamian youth to experience a trip for free,” Cartwright said.
“We ultimately aim to ensure that, by the time our students have graduated from high school, they would have sailed the Exuma Cays, or explored caves in Long Island, or fished off the coast of Abaco.”
Cartwright has worked with young people for more than a decade and said he understands what a little exposure can do to empower the country’s youth and redirect their energy into more positive outlets.
Bahamas Revisited wants people to participate in free day sails by emailing [email protected]
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