Red Sail Sports Newsletter Newsletter Volume 11
January 2006

Happy New Year from your friends at Red Sail Sports! Here's a New Year's resolution that you can easily keep?before you dive into the new year, be sure to plan a vacation with Red Sail Sports. Choose your destination?Aruba, Grand Cayman or Hawaii - or for those underwater over-achievers...why not visit all three?!

in this issue
  • Our Employees Shine
  • News From Red Sail Sports Grand Cayman
  • News From Red Sail Sports Hawaii
  • News From Red Sail Sports Aruba

  • News From Red Sail Sports Grand Cayman

    2006 DIVE DEALS...Our ever-popular "Dive & Sail Package"* offers even more savings in 2006. Rates are as low as $285 for 3 days of diving: a savings of over $150! Call 877.RED.SAIL toll-free today and book your package.
    The "Dive & Sail Package" includes:

    • Daily Two-Tank boat dives (tanks, weights & belt included)
    • A FREE Sunset Sail aboard one of our three 65? luxury catamarans
    • A 50% Discount OFF one Night Dive
    • A Red Sail Sports T-shirt
    • A 10% discount on clothing at all Red Sail Sports retail locations
    • A 20% discount on ONE Video Tape
    • Plus all applicable taxes and service charges

    *THE SMALL PRINT: Package must be booked prior to arrival on island and is not available for purchase in Grand Cayman. Extra day includes two-tank boat dive. Dives are non- transferable and do not include dive equipment. Stingray City dives are not included in the package. Rates are per person and in U.S. Dollars. Rates are subject to change so be sure to call our toll-free reservations line (877-RED-SAIL) to confirm price. No refunds for unused portions. Dive packages for certified divers only. Commissions available to recognized travel partners.

    TORTUGA DIVERS/MORRITT'S UPDATE...Morritt's Tortuga Resort on the East End is now open for business after renovations! Tortgua Divers with Red Sail Sports looks forward to welcoming back their repeat guests.

    News From Red Sail Sports Hawaii

    Our catamaran crew pictured on the right sends their belated holiday wishes and says, "Mele Kalikimaka to you and your family. Hurry back so you can sail on our gorgeous new luxury vessel!"

    A NEW CATAMARAN SETS SAIL FOR HAWAII...RSS Hawaii is pleased to announce that their new catamaran, the Kaimaka or ?eyes of the sea? in Hawaiian, will arrive shortly on the Kohala Coast. The catamaran was custom-built by Gold Coast Yachts according to our specifications. Captain George Pitts along with experienced sailors John Nommessen and Earl O'Neill left the harbor in St. Croix on December 8th for their long journey through the Panama Canal to the shores of The Big Island. Captain Pitts communicates almost daily with us via e-mail on a laptop with satellite hook-up.

    The red star denotes Kaimaka's position as of today:

    Here's Captain Pitts' latest update, "Today has good wind but heavy o'cast skies with a chance of rain. Making good time, though, 190 miles again. Starting to keep a more westerly course today as the current sweeps us a little to the north. Position:16* 33'N/126* 08' W. Sailing reefed (translation = sail area reduced) and still making 9+ kph but smoother."

    If conditions permit, Captain Pitts expects to arrive on The Big Island this weekend!

    News From Red Sail Sports Aruba

    ARUBA'S A WRECK (AND PROUD OF IT)... The tropical island of Aruba received 2nd Place for "Top Wreck Diving" in Scuba Diving Magazine's Readers Choice Awards.

    The Aruba Watersports Association (AWA) assisted in creating the lastest wreck site. After sitting dormant at the airport for nearly 15 year's one of Air Aruba's planes is now "seaborne." AWA succeeded in making the old YS-11 airplane, "Trupial" a new dive site for Aruba. This latest piece of Aruban history is now at the bottom of the sea, located between Renaissance Island at the Aruba shoreline and frequently visited by Red Sail Sports dive boats.

    Our Employees Shine

    Watersports Manager of the Year! Congratulations to RSS's, Walter Findlay who received the prestigious 2005 Watersports Manager of the Year at the Cayman Islands Tourism Association (CITA) Stingray Tourism Awards. The award was presented to him by the Hon. Minister Charles Clifford. The tourism awards program recognizes employees from different companies for their extraordinary hard work and for providing the best service for Cayman Island visitors.

    New Years Resolution #2 Train for the Cayman Islands Butterfield International Triathlon 2006! Red Sail Sports was again among the many sponsors of this popular local event and provided various prizes including logo race caps for participants. Bill Edwards, our Controller, Ciara Sweeney, our Sales Person and Paul Lusk, our Corporate CFO all participated in this year's race. Bill was 4th and Ciara was 1st in their respective age/sex categories. Paul hasn't divulged where he placed but we hear that he's already training hard with ambitions to beat both Bill and Ciara in '06.

    The Top 5 Reasons to Visit Red Sail Sports in 2006:

    1. It's been a long time since you've been eyeball-to-eyeball with a Stingray.
    2. There's no sand where you live except for in playgrounds.
    3. The only water that averages 80 degrees is in your bathtub.
    4. Your skin is A Whiter Shade Of Pale.
    5. Your dive equipment is feeling neglected.

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