Red Sail Sports Newsletter Newsletter Volume 16
November 2007

in this issue
  • Spotlight on an Employee: ARUBA -
    Leo Donato
  • News From Red Sail Sports GRAND CAYMAN
  • News From Red Sail Sports HAWAII
  • News From Red Sail Sports ST. KITTS

  • News From Red Sail Sports GRAND CAYMAN

    "Dear Red Sail,
    We had the greatest time diving with you last week. Thanks to Clare and her expert instruction, our five-year-old son has officially gotten the diving bug and is now counting down the days to his 10th birthday for certification at the Great Barrier Reef! You guys were great to be with and we thank you again! We got the kids their own 'Fluffy' stuffed stingrays and the kids sleep with them every night. All the best and hope to see you again soon!
    ~The Cook Family"

    Anthony Clarke, 19, and Pedro Triana, 18 work as beach attendants with Red Sail Sports Cayman. Very soon, both will be taking a Dayskipper Course as part of their company training program. The 40-hour course will give them a comprehensive introduction to chart work, navigation, meteorology and the basics of seamanship. Having recently completed their PADI Open Water Certification Course with Red Sail Sports, these Caymanian gentlemen are right on track to pursue a career in watersports with RSS!

    During the recent 2007 NFL Quarterback Challenge in Grand Cayman, Brandon Lloyd, wide receiver for the Washington Redskins, spent some quality time with two Stay-Focused divers, Ryan Chalmers and Jackie Cimino. Pictured above, Brandon chats with his new friends at the Red Sail Sports dive shop at the Hyatt Regency prior to accompanying them on a dive. Stay-Focused is a nonprofit organization enabling teens with disabilities to become certified SCUBA divers. Red Sail Sports, a generous supporter of Stay-Focused, sponsored this dive trip.

    News From Red Sail Sports HAWAII

    Within the next few weeks and through April, the Humpback Whales will make their annual migration. Traveling up to 3,600 miles from chilly Alaskan seas to the warm Hawaiian waters, the humpbacks mate, give birth and nurse their young. Weighing about 3,000 pounds, humpback calves are born beneath the water and need to be pushed to the surface by their mothers to take their first breath of air. Calves stay very close to their mothers for the first year as they feed on their mother's milk and learn to swim. A calf will consume about 50 gallons of milk per day and grow by about 100 pounds daily. Red Sail Sports offers daily Whale Watch Cruises beginning December 16 through mid-April. Click here to book your sail!

    News From Red Sail Sports ST. KITTS

    Island Style is the latest retail store to open at the St. Kitts Marriott Resort. Scheduled to open December 15, the 1400 sq. ft. store will feature men's & women's fine resort apparel and accessories, swimwear, casual beach attire, footwear and headwear, plus designer sunglasses. Popular name brands will include Tommy Bahama, Tori Richard, Nat Nast, Sperry, Oakley, swimwear from Ralph Lauren, XOXO, Tommy Hilfiger, Guess, Tara Grinna and more.

    Spotlight on an Employee: ARUBA -
    Leo Donato

    For three decades, Leo Donato worked in front of a computer. Finally, his doctor told him that he could lose his vision if he didn't stop staring at the computer screen. Following doctor's orders, Leo packed up and searched out a new occupation. Fortunately for Red Sail Sports, he decided to capitalize on his good sense of humor and easy-going personality by joining our team.

    During his first year with RSS Aruba, Leo was named both Employee of the Month and Employee of the Year. So it is no surprise that Leo is currently a candidate for the Aruba Hotel & Tourism Association's 2007 Shoco Awards as the Allied Employee of the Year.

    June 2008 will mark Leo's five year anniversary with Red Sail Sports as a bus driver. But he's so much more. He's more of an ambassador of Red Sail Sports and the island of Aruba. He accomplishes this by bringing creativity to his job, offering short, spontaneous bus tours to guests who were only expecting transportation services to and from their hotels for RSS activities. Leo takes pleasure in introducing all of Aruba's treasures to his passengers, while also recommending restaurants that serve Creole food, venues with the best entertainment, as well as other island activities and attractions. Anyone who's met Leo knows how easily this guy makes friends with Aruba's guests.

    We wish Leo luck to win the coveted title at the November 30th awards dinner. For all he's done and for all who he's made smile, Leo obviously deserves to win. But if he does or if he doesn't, he's still always a winner to Red Sail!

    FROM THE EDITOR'S HELM: I remember the first time I met Leo after he joined the company in Aruba. I told my General Manager, Peter, that he was a great addition to the team. After all, Leo is naturally friendly and a very pleasant, outgoing person. He is a credit to the company and to his island home. We take pride in all our employees and hope that they will always make your visit a special one.


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    "Thank you so much. My husband will be so excited to get the shirts for Christmas. They will remind him of our honeymoon 12 years ago to Aruba. Thank you!

    Sherry N."

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