Hello from Botswana
Yes I know - we are a landlocked country and to top it off we are in the Kalahari Desert . So you might be wondering what Sailing is taking place here.
Well we have a average size dam with a yacht club with a few members. But reason I have joined the forum is to get advice and suggestions on a project that my friend and I would like to initiate.
We have started the first and only Sailing school in our country with the goal of one day being able to send a young sailor to the Olympics to represent our Country of Botswana. think Jamaican Bobsled Team. Initially we are self funding this project but would love to get contributors and various entities involved.
Currently we rent 4 Terras (ex RS Sailing in UK) from the Club but would love to expand the fleet and own our own boats - we are even looking to grow and promote Adult training Schools. Our idea is to form a charity that can take underprivileged kids and give them a chance to sail in boat and learn to sail and eventually race.
So that is about it really - I hope members can give advice, and who knows one day we could see a Botswana in the Olympics or even in the Volvo ocean.