Learning how to sail, race and capsize has been the highlight for America’s Cup Endeavour graduate Sven Curley.
The ten-year-old has learned so many things about sailing that he never knew before.
“It has taught me how to be organised and responsible,” said Sven, who attends Harrington Sound Primary.
“My family has a boat and learning how to sail has made it easier to drive the boat. I love sailing and I will never change it for any other sport!”
America’s Cup is his cup because he not only loves the water, but has found that sailing is amazing.
His father, David Curley, used a host of adjectives to describe the America’s Cup Endeavour Programme.
“This has been awesome, amazing and the best programme that my son has participated in!
“It has opened my eyes to the training and logistics provided to the kids who are in the programme.
“It is a development programme that helps the kids to build their confidence when they are out in the water and in no matter what boat they sail.
“The staff are very professional and they take a positive approach in order to push the kids to become great sailors.”
He has seen a host of positive changes in his child.
“I have seen a vast improvement in my son Sven who gets better every time he gets on the water,” he said.
“It’s a joy to see him implementing the tools and tactics that have been taught to him.”
Adding, “It is a great sight to go to St. George’s and watch them rig and prep their vessels and then, on the water to watch the many pink Optis training and racing in the harbour.”