Commodore Sergio Esteves (left) presents a bottle of champagne to the Captain of the sail training vessel Danmark, Kurt Andersen (right), during the Rio Olympics.
MARIGOT–St. Martin/ St. Maarten-based Caribbean Sail Training Association (CST) was recently represented in Brasil during the Olympic Games by Commodore of the Abravela Organisation, Sergio Esteves, who is also a board member of CST.
Esteves presented a bottle of champagne on behalf of CST to Captain Kurt Andersen of the STV Danmark while the vessel was in Rio during the recently concluded Olympic Games.
Captain Andersen was at the helm of the Tall Ship Danmark in St. Martin/ St. Maarten during the 2015 season in May, and expressed the hope to Sergio to come back to the Caribbean soon.
The Danmark is 252 feet (77m) in overall length with a beam of 32 feet (9.8m) and a depth of 17 feet (5.2m), with a gross tonnage of 790 tons. The sail training vessel is operated by MARTEC, which is a maritime and polytechnic education center located in northern Denmark.
On board the vessel youngsters can complete the education for ordinary seaman and receive a long list of STCW certificates. On top of that, they build long-lasting friendships and experience personal growth as part of a team of trainees. There is room for 15 crew members and 80 trainees on board the ship.
CST thanked Sergio Esteves for representing the association in Brasil and donating the bottle of champagne.
Source: Daily Herald
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