The Caribbean Sailing Association (CSA) today announced a new partnership with LIAT, The Caribbean Airline. The agreement will see LIAT supporting CSA initiatives across the region throughout 2016. Chief Executive Officer David Evans said LIAT has a long history of working with sporting associations and sees this as part of its civic duty. “The partnership between LIAT and the Caribbean Sailing Association is a natural one. We are both organisations working with people moving within and across the Caribbean region,” Mr. Evans said. “We’re delighted to be able to support the CSA’s efforts to grow sport in the region with a particular focus on youth development.”
While the Caribbean Sailing Association’s mission relates specifically to promoting sailing within the Caribbean region, LIAT will partner with the CSA by providing an allocation of flights to help move sailors and CSA officials by air when movement by sea is too slow to meet their needs.
Kathy Lammers, President of the Caribbean Sailing Association said: “We’re delighted with the new partnership with LIAT. The CSA has focussed more heavily on youth development in recent years and the LIAT partnership will allow us to provide more assistance to qualifying youth teams to participate in regional events such as the Caribbean Dinghy Championships which will take place in October. Without the support of LIAT and the CSA, some of those youth teams may not be able to participate due to the costs involved. We’re very grateful to LIAT for its support.”