Pitching in for student sailors
Staff from PwC pitched in with the America's Cup and the Bermuda Sea Cadet Association to help spruce up the TS Admiral Somers Building in St George's.
The waterfront building at Convict Bay will be used for the Endeavour Programme — a five-day initiative introducing local youngsters to sailing.
The programme, also featuring experiential learning and water safety, caters to M1 students.
Students learn through a cross-curricular STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) education programme, in which they sail four types of boats with certified instructors.
According to Susan Outerbridge, the TS Admiral Somers Building manager for the cadets, the group looks forward to hosting the session at the East End.
The sailing training will benefit the Sea Cadets greatly, she added.
“It's exciting to watch everything unfold as the community works together to accomplish goals, including facility upgrades that have been on our wish list for some time. An exciting preview of what is to come.”
Ms Outerbridge thanked the PwC team of 20 staff and interns, who also cleaned up the Davenport Beach.
“Our goal is to have the Eastern Fort ready to launch the Endeavour Programme in late September when students return to school,” said Tom Herbert-Evans, community sailing manager for the America's Cup Event authority. This creates a very short timeline but our team is up to the challenge to accomplish critical priorities by the deadline.”
Arthur Wightman, PwC Bermuda leader, said the volunteers had been happy to assist a programme that would provide “wonderful community outreach and will allow those who may not have had the opportunity to experience sailing to do so”.
PwC, the official supplier for the America's Cup, is committed to ensuring that the event is sustainable and leaves a lasting legacy for Bermuda.