Eye of the Wind on a recent visit to Marigot. (CST photo)
MARIGOT–Non-profit association Caribbean Sail Training (CST) announced Monday it is offering space to two trainee youngsters on board tall ship Eye of the Wind on a cruise departing from Guadeloupe and ending in Marigot, St. Martin.
Two selected youngsters over 16 years of age will fly from Grand Case Airport in St. Martin to Guadeloupe on February 16, 2018, to embark on a two-week adventure, learning and working as trainee sailors while visiting Antigua and other islands on the cruise that ends in St. Martin on February 27, 2018.
All cost for the trainee’s time on board Eye of the Wind, food and beverages and air fares to Guadeloupe are sponsored by CST. Eye of the Wind is a regular visitor to St Maarten-St. Martin for several years already and was one of the early vessels to come back to the island after Hurricane Irma.
The ship will also sail out of Marigot during a CST Maritime Experience Day with students from the French-side Collège Mont des Accords on February 28, 2018.
Trainee applications can be sent to info@CaribbeanSailTraining.com or info@CaribbeanSailTraining.org or interested youngsters can come in person to the office in the Maritime School of the West Indies (MSWI) building Marina Royal 20 in Marigot.
Eye of the Wind was built in 1911 at the C.H.Lühring Shipyard, Germany. Her length overall is 40.23 metres, width 7.01 metres, and draft 2.70 metres. The vessel carries 26 crew and trainees.