By BURI GABI
BANK South Pacific (BSP) confirmed that it will continue as the major sponsors of the Royal Papua Yacht Club, sailing division with a sponsorship of K30,000 aimed at developing junior sailing.
BSP chief executive officer Ian Clyne made the sponsorship presentation to members of the Bootless Bay Sailing School on Saturday.
The sailing school comes under the umbrella of the Royal Papua Yacht Club.
The sponsorship, announced last year by BSP, is to ensure that the number of popular sailing events, including, inshore series 1 and 2, Stern chaser/de arbour, pre-season regatta and novelty event to continue.
BSP is proud to assist in the ongoing development of junior sailing in Port Moresby and wholeheartedly support the RPYC and its endeavours to make this a safe and interesting activity for the young.
Founder of Bootles Bay sailing school, Graham Numa is pleased with the assistance.
The funds will be used by the school to run programs for juniors from ages eight to 16.
The programme has been very successful since 2006 with some satisfying results.
The successful outcome of such junior programmes in yachting is PNG representive sailors Boyson Numa 2008 and John Numa in 2007.
He said 14-year-old John Numa would be representing PNG this year in March and April in the youth world championships in Thailand.
The training of young children and supporting the Royal Papua Yachting and Sailing programmes by BSP will go a long way in promoting and building the interest of the youths in the sport.