The soldiers will be accompanied by the Regimental Medical Officer and two other members of the Regiment who are qualified sailing instructors, however most of the crew have never sailed before. The Medical Officer, Surgeon Lieutenant-Colonel Jeremy Lewin stated that “This trip provides a great opportunity for the soldiers to realise that although their lives may have changed as a result of their injuries, there are still plenty of opportunities for them and chances to take up new activities “
Andrew Thompson, Director of Horizon Yacht Charters is equally excited about the arrival of the soldiers in December “We are honoured to be able to assist in a small way with the rehabilitation of the soldiers. We are looking forward to meeting them and hope that this trip will not only help them, but also give them a lifelong interest in sailing and a desire to return to the British Virgin Islands many times in the future to hone their sailing skills”
The trip is being supported by the charities Help for Heroes and the Household Cavalry Operational Casualties Fund. Further details can be found at www.operationalcasualtiesfund.co.uk
Founded in 1998 in Nanny Cay in the British Virgin Islands, Horizon Yacht Charters, over the years, has added locations in Grenada, Antigua & Barbuda, St Maarten and Annapolis, USA. With almost 100 yachts under private and charter management, they are the leading owner-operated, top rated sailing yacht charter company in the Caribbean. Horizon Yacht Charters is the Caribbean importer for the German–built Bavaria Yachts range and Bavaria Yachts USA is an affiliated company importing the range to the East Coast of the USA. Horizon Yacht Charters is also an agent for Fountaine-Pajot catamarans and sells these yachts into Charter Management Programmes or for private use.
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Horizon Yacht Charters is the choice for a Caribbean sailing vacation in the British Virgin Islands (BVI), Antigua, St. Maarten or the Grenadines. Horizon Yacht Charters is the fastest growing, top rated sailing yacht charter company in the Caribbean. A base in Annapolis, MD has also recently opened.