Red Sail Sports Special 20th Anniversary Issue Newsletter Volume 15
July 2007

Time flies when you are diving, sailing, skimming the waves, and having a blast with Red Sail Sports! So it has seemed to all of us here at RSS as we look back on 20 years of successful growth in the Cayman Islands. Like most companies, we started small, responding to Cayman's growing tourism business by opening an initial operation in 1987. We had two dive boats, one small sundry store, some water surfing and sailing equipment, a few beach toys and 25 no-holds-bar, rockin' employees who knew how to keep the customer happy. Our first catamaran arrived a few months later.

"The business was an immediate success," said Rod McDowall, Operations Manager. "We were well received and quickly set new standards in the dive and watersports industry on Grand Cayman." By raising the bar and keeping it high, RSS built on its reputation for excellence and expanded its operations. Today, RSS Grand Cayman boasts seven watersports centers, eight retail outlets and 135 employees.

We are proud of our growth and proud that it has enabled us to give back to our friends in the Grand Cayman community. RSS has long been recognized as a strong supporter of youth sports and school programs and looks forward to more years of similar partnerships.

We could not be who we are today without our loyal customers, our dedicated employees and the magic of the Cayman Islands. Check out the opportunities below. It is our way of thanking you for the past 20 years while looking forward to so many more to come!

Visit the online store to order your 20th Anniversary Limited Edition T-shirt today! Click here to order.

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    Get clicking for a chance to win a Cayman vacation! Beginning now through November 30, 2007, dive enthusiasts may enter our 20th Anniversary Dive Package Contest. The Grand Prize is a six-day dive package for two with Red Sail Sports in Grand Cayman. TOTAL PRIZE VALUE = $1,200US!

    The prize package includes: A daily Two-Tank AM Dive for six 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 when diving. NOTE: The Stingray City Dive is not included.

    Click here to enter.

    Congrats to our first winners!!! Tamara Russell & Charles Beranek


    The 2007 Cayman Summer Splash promotion includes:

    • Accommodations: Book five nights, pay for four! Kids 11 and under stay for free when accompanied by an adult.
    • Airfare: Kids fly for half price on Cayman Airways when accompanied by an adult.
    • Dive: 50% off diving for kids (ages 12-18) when diving with a full-paying adult.
    • Watersports & Attractions: 25% off beach watersports and discounts on entrance fees to popular attractions.
    • Restaurants: Discounts on meals at participating restaurants.
    • Rental Cars: 15% off online rentals at Coconut Car Rentals.

    Cayman Summer Splash packages are valid for travel now through September 4, 2007. To book your Cayman Islands vacation, call your travel professional or visit www.caymanislands.ky. *Kids are defined as children 11 years and under.


    31% of our staff are certified divers.

    30% of our staff are Caymanian.

    RSS catamarans sail 15,000 nautical miles each year.

    We serve over 92,000 drinks aboard our catamarans each year.

    In the last year, RSS certified 425 people!

    Since its opening, over 28,000 people have participated in a resort diving course with RSS.

    RSS employs seven Handicap Scuba Association instructors.

    A typical RSS dive master spends a yearly average of 365 hours beneath the waves.

    The RSS Logo T-shirt remains our most popular retail item.


    1987 - Opens concurrently with the Hyatt Regency as Nick's Aqua Sports. 25 new hires and two dive boats take the plunge!

    1988 - Launches first luxury catamaran, the Spirit of Ppalu.

    1989 - Changes name to 'Red Sail Sports' and expands retail location on Hyatt beach.

    1992 - Builds custom dive boat for North Wall diving.

    1994 - Opens a dive, watersports & retail operation at the Radisson Hotel (now Marriott).

    1995 - Opens at the Westin Resort and expands fleet to include another catamaran and two new dive boats.

    1996 - Establishes retail, dive & watersports at Rum Point.

    1998 - Begins service from Indies Suites.

    2000 - Operates watersports at Royal Palm Cruise Beach.

    2001 - Adds Spirit of Poseidon to the cat fleet. Forms a DMC to service large groups at hotels. Opens at Morritt's Resort by purchasing Tortuga Divers and Cayman Windsurf.

    2002 - Opens at Holiday Inn (now Courtyard by Marriott)

    2005 - Cruises along Seven Mile Beach with new catamaran, the Spirit of Calypso.

    2006 - Partners with The Ritz-Carlton to provide catamaran and diving services to guests.

    2007 - Red Sail Sports looks forward to the next 20 AWESOME years!

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