At Red Sail Sports, we believe it is important to play an active roll in the community and to set a good example for our children. That's why we provide education and on the job training for local children through local programs. In addition, we support both the Special Olympics Cayman Islands and the Lighthouse School for children with special educational needs.
We stay involved with Department of Tourism promotions, we participate with conservation efforts, and we sponsor dive and sporting events. Below is a list of some of our community activities.
Red Sail Sports and the Red Sail Group is a proud supporter of the Cayman Islands Special Olympics. A longtime advocate of the non-profit sports training program, which caters to athletes with intellectual disabilities from 8 years of age onwards. In fact, one of The Red Sail Sports own employees is none other than Andrew Smilley, who won Gold in both the 200 meter individual medley and the 400 meter freestyle at the 2007 Special Olympics World Summer Games. Four years later, Andrew brought home Gold again, winning the 1.5-kilometer open water swim at the 2011 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Greece. In April 2013, The Red Sail Group, an affiliation of companies, donated CI$15,000 to support the efforts of Special Olympics Cayman Islands, otherwise known as SOCI. The donation will help support SOCI with its mission to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults.
Red Sail Sports gladly donates dive boats and crew for island clean-up. Red Sail Sports also participates in the Department of Environments annual Reef Watch Survey which is conducted around Earth Day.
Along with the Trust's mission "To preserve natural environments and places of historic significance in the Cayman Islands for present and future generations", Red Sail Sports understands it is everyone's responsibility to protect and preserve Cayman's heritage and assists the National Trust wherever possible.
CIFEC (Cayman Islands Further Education Centre) - Red Sail Sports will take on up to 10 students who will work 2 days and attend classes 3 days per week throughout the school year.
School of Hospitality Studies (SHS): Now in its 2nd year, the SHS works with local employers such as Red Sail Sports to expose their students to tourism-related opportunities. During the first semester, all students will do a rotation with many local employers within the tourism / hospitality industry, including Red Sail. In the second semester students will be matched with employers for apprenticeships. The goal of all of the school programs is to increase awareness and encourage our young Caymanians to consider a career in tourism.
Through active involvement, Red Sail Sports strives to maintain and exceed dive and watersports industry standards in the Cayman Islands.
Red Sail Sports plays an active roll in promoting the Cayman Islands by attending industry trade shows, hosting visiting journalists on our dive and snorkel trips, and by speaking at Travel Agent orientations.