SAVING SAILING WINS A SILVER MEDAL
Saving Sailing: The Story of Choices, Families, Time Commitments, and How We Can Create a Better Future, by Nicholas Hayes and published by Crickhollow Books, has won a "silver" prize in the ‘2010 Living Now Awards’ from Independent Publisher, it was announced in late April.
The Living Now Book Awards celebrate the innovation and creativity of newly published books in lifestyle categories from cooking and fitness to parenting and spirituality. In all, 103 medals were awarded in 30 categories, chosen from 428 total entries.
Added author Nicholas Hayes, "It's an honor to be selected among this great list of books and writers. I'm especially pleased to be riding the Indie publishing wave.”
Saving Sailing is Hayes' first book. It has been an Amazon bestseller in the sailing and outdoor sports categories since its release in October, 2009. More information is available at http://www.savingsailing.com
HENRI LLOYD CONTINUES SERIES PARTNERSHIP, HOSTS FACEBOOK PROMOTION
According to a recent release, Henri Lloyd has will continue its Extreme Sailing Series sponsorship as 2010 Official Technical Clothing Partner; its marine product
will be worn by race officials and shore team.
Said Gilles Chiorri, Event Director OC Events, "To have a brand of international recognition and stature as Henri Lloyd with us again is a great endorsement to the circuit. We are really pleased to continue the partnership and look forward to showcasing their apparel at our events across Europe this summer."
Added Henri Lloyd Joint Chief Executive Paul Strzelecki, “We are thrilled to announce the continuation of our official partnership with OC Events and the Extreme Sailing Series, and we look forward to seeing some exciting racing throughout the 2010 circuit."
In addition, Henri Lloyd is featuring an online Facebook promotion including the giveaway of five Extreme Sailing Series back packs and caps. All fans have to do is to answer two simple questions, the answers of which can be found on the Extreme Sailing Series and Henri Lloyd Marine fan pages:
- Henri Lloyd Question: In what year was Henri Lloyd founded?
- Extreme Sailing Series Question: Where does the first 2010 Extreme Sailing Series event take place?
Send your answers to: firstname.lastname@example.org; deadline is Monday May 24 May at 1000 CET; five lucky winners will be drawn at random.
BENETEAU USA EMPLOYEES MENTOR STUDENTS
Several Beneteau USA employees from the company’s Marion, SC plant volunteered their time to eat lunch once a month with 82 students from the Marion Intermediate School as part of a new mentoring program.
“This is more than just a mentoring program – our people are role models to these children,” said Jennifer Reinman, Beneteau USA’s human resources director, in a recent statement.
Patricia Atkinson, school curriculum coordinator, explained that the school district serves a high-risk population of youth. Data supports there is a profound effect associated with mentoring activity.
“Mentoring sessions offer an ideal setting to discuss their future as students, their personal goals and their need to begin looking at occupational options offered in Marion.”
Sailing School Owners Honored By Business Group
Offshore Sailing School owners Steve and Doris Colgate recently received the Junonia Award from the Lee County (Fla.) Visitor & Convention Bureau.
The award honors the Colgates and Offshore Sailing School as official members of the "Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel Junonia Club" for their "tremendous commitment and dedication to the Lee County tourism industry." The Colgates join 11 previous recipients.
The award was presented May 20 to the Colgates at the Celebration of Business & Tourism Awards Luncheon and Trade Show at the Harborside Event Center in Fort Myers, Fla. The event coincided with National Travel and Tourism Week.
The Offshore Sailing School, founded by Steve Colgate in 1964 in New York City, opened its first Florida location in 1975 on Captiva Island. It now operates two locations in Lee County - South Seas Island Resort on Captiva and the Pink Shell Beach Resort and Spa in Fort Myers Beach.
"We enjoy working with the VCB to introduce sailing education as a destination vacation activity," Doris Colgate said in a statement.
Through the years, the Colgates estimate they have introduced some 25,000 to sailing in Lee County.