FOR A CHANCE TO WIN A CAYMAN VACATION!
now through November 30, 2007, dive enthusiasts are
invited to enter our 20th Anniversary Dive Package
The Grand Prize is a six-day dive package for
two with Red Sail Sports
in Grand Cayman. TOTAL PRIZE VALUE =
CLICK HERE TO ENTER.
The prize package
A Daily Two-Tank AM Dive (6 days), 50% OFF a Night
Dive, A Sunset Sail, A 10% Retail Discount, A Red
Sail Sports Anniversary T-Shirt, Transfers to/from
hotel within Seven Mile
Beach area for diving. NOTE: The Stingray City dive is
Congrats to our first winner!!!
|News From Red Sail Sports Grand Cayman
THE PERFECT MARRIAGE: CAYMAN ISLANDS
FEATURED IN DESTINATION WEDDINGS &
Getting married? Planning your honeymoon?
Then grab the summer issue of Destination
Weddings & Honeymoons. An article features
beautiful images of a bride and groom photographed
right here in the Cayman Islands. It offers information
about when to go, what to do (Hint: Red Sail Sports!),
and where to stay. Read the Cayman Islands cover
PUTTING ON THE RITZ -- FOR DIVING &
Red Sail Sports Grand Cayman is pleased to
announce a partnership with the Ritz- Carlton, Grand
Cayman as its preferred supplier of scuba diving and
services for its guests. There is even a Red Sail
Sports representative at the hotel seven days a week
to answer questions and make reservations. Visit the
Ritz-Carlton's website here. (Photo provided by the
Ritz-Carlton) A view from the beach..
WHAT'S UP DOCK? NEW SERVICE AT
The dock at Morritt's Tortuga Club
has been re-built and is now in service. Here, guests
of Morritt's can now enjoy convenient boat loading,
plus complimentary storage facilities.
|News From Red Sail Sports Aruba
NEW! ARUBA NOW HAS A DECOMPRESSION
This past December, history was made when a diver
was successfully treated for DS (decompression
sickness) in Aruba's brand new decompression
chamber. Previously, divers experiencing DS were
flown to Curacao or Bonaire for treatment. Now, divers
may be treated quickly and safely in Aruba's new state-
of-the-art facility. Managing Director of Red Sail Sports
Aruba, Peter de Hoop adds, "We are very pleased to
finally have a decompression chamber on the island
of Aruba, where so many people come to dive and
enjoy the beautiful world below."
BROOM SERVICE: BEACH CLEAN-UP, APRIL
In cooperation with PADI and Project
A.W.A.R.E., Red Sail Sports Aruba is hosting Beach
Clean-up Day on April 21 from 8am - noon.
Approximately 80 volunteers are expected to help
clean the area between the California Lighthouse and
Wariruri. Because Aruba's most beautiful natural
resources are its beaches, continuous dedication and
educational awareness is essential to preserving this
environment. To sign-up, volunteers may phone 011
297 586-1603. All participants will receive a free T-
shirt and snorkel sail! Click here for
more information about Dive for Earth Day.
THE JET SET'S NEEDS ARE NOW MET!
Aruba is a jet-setting island that has attracted the
luxury market for decades. Now, Aruba's first private jet
facility, which officially opened in January, is offering
travelers with private jets easy access to our beautiful
island where the weather's always warm, the trade
winds always blow, the water's always inviting, and
the people are always friendly.
No Work & All Play: A recent participant of a
games contest. Aruba is now a full service Destination
Management Company. Email:
email@example.com for group event
|News From Red Sail Sports Hawaii
KAIMAKA IS THE BIG ISLAND'S BIG KAHUNA
When the Kaimaka or "Eyes of the Sea" made its
appearance in Kona on the Big Island, it was met with
wows from the local Harbor folks. Honokohau Harbor
is filled with fishing boats, catamarans, and sailing
vessels, so locals are used to seeing luxury vessels
sail in and out of the Harbor, but the ultra stable, 50-
foot Kaimaka catamaran made a lasting impression
on many of the onlookers.
Since its arrival last summer, Kaimaka has been
moored in Anaeho'omalu Bay, Waikoloa, where it
attracts many visitors. Visitors see Kaimaka landing
on the beach and migrate towards it in hopes that this
catamaran they will be boarding (though there is one
other "cat" at A-bay that does not belong to RSS).
Kaimaka's reputation is spreading with travel agents
and group bookings for VIPs because of Red Sail
Sport's well-known customer service, plus the
vessel's sheer size and exquisite beauty.
We are very happy to have Kaimaka as an addition to
our company, as it has certainly given us a competitive
We're Opening Our Doors & Sails in St. Kitts!
Red Sail Sports is proud to announce its fourth
tropical location, opening our first two retail shops and
our first catamaran to the public by the end of April in
St. Kitts. This lush Leeward Island with a rainforest,
three dormant volcanic peaks and gorgeous white
sand beaches is 1,300 miles southeast of Miami in
the azure Caribbean Sea, and has been a favorite
stop of cruise lines for many years.
Our 53 foot luxury catamaran, the Balia, is currently
sailing from Aruba to St. Kitts to take passengers on
snorkeling, sunset, dinner sails and romantic full
moon cruises, as well as journeys to the neighboring
island of Nevis.
Our "News From The Reef" editor sat down with
Red Sail Sports St. Kitts Operations Manager, Harvey
Lang, about his exciting position on a new island.
Here are our questions and Harvey's candid
Q: How does it feel to be back with Red Sail
Click here to see where St. Kitts is located in the Caribbean.
A. It feels great. I've been wanting to work for
since my tenure on Aruba from 1990-1993 as Retail
Manger of its shops.
Q. Tell us about St. Kitts. What attracted you
there, besides the gorgeous tropical terrain, constant
trade winds, French history and warm Caribbean
A: All of the above, plus the opportunity to be
with a new operation from the beginning on a new
Island for Red Sail Sports. I guess you could call it a
true entrepreneurial endeavor.
Q. What will RSS sell in its St. Kitts retail
A: Initially, we'll be starting with two
stores. "Red Sail
Sports" will be our usual resort store featuring men's
and women's swimwear, T-shirts, polo shirts, caps,
sandals, sun care, masks & snorkels, etc. But "Island
Life" is going to be our upscale sportswear boutique
for men and women, featuring the very fashionable
Tommy Bahama, among other well-known labels.
Q. How large will the first retail stores be?
A. Each of these two stores will have almost
900 sq ft
of selling space. If you've been to any RSS store, you
know that's a LOT of merchandise for snorkelers,
divers, sailing, and anyone who loves the beach or
Q. Where will your stores be located?
A. The stores are located next to each other at
Zante, Basseterrre, St. Kitts. This is the downtown
cruise shop port and capital city of the island. Today,
there's a great deal of activity because the Queen Mary
2 is here during her round-the-world cruise.
Q. When is the first store opening?
A. We expect to open our doors before the end
Q. How many retail locations do you plan to
open in the near future?
A. As many as
Q. Have you ever sailed on the Balia before its
repositioning to St. Kitts?
A. Yes, indeed. When she was new in Aruba.
Q. What kinds of sailing excursions are you
for the Balia around the island?
A. Daytime snorkel trips, sunset sails, and
dinner cruises, plus charters, if requested.
Q. Why should a watersports enthusiast visit
vs. its neighboring islands like Nevis and St.
A. Because St. Kitts is still unspoiled by
tourism. And it's got a wonderful, diverse ecological
base with a rainforest and several dormant volcanoes.
It's truly a paradise for an outdoor lover.
Q. Though you won't be offering diving trips
what's your favorite dive site around the island?
A. I've been told that there are some lovely
specifically River Taw Wreck, a 144' freighter off
Frigate Bay Beach; Monkey Shoals, a circular reef off
the southwest coast; and Coconut Tree Reef, one of
the largest reefs off Basseterre Bay.
Q. How are you adjusting to your new life on
A. I'm doing fine.
Q. What's your favorite watering hole?
A. Mr. X's Shiggidy Shack.
Q. What's your favorite local restaurant?
A. Caio is a good, friendly Italian eatery.
Q. What's your favorite overall restaurant that a
A. For an excellent dining experience, I highly
recommend Marshalls. It's outstanding!
Q. What's your favorite tropical drink?
A. The local concoction is Carib beer! And it's
Q. Anything else you'd like to share about St.
A. Yeah, c'mon down!