The basin of the Caudan Waterfront know any singular animation from Aug. 28, 2012 with the official inauguration of the activities of a sailing school open to children aged 7 to 12 years.
The idea of establishing this sailing school has Hervé Laurent. To achieve this, he created the non-governmental organization 'Sailing for All' . " During my last visit to Mauritius, I noticed that does not practice enough sail for pleasure. It's the emptiness that sailing school proposes to meet with children from 7 to 12 years. We can possibly explore the possibility of direct children have the potential to clubs involved in competitions. "
Hervé Laurent is far from being a stranger to the world of sailing. At the age of 12 years, he practiced sailing in the waters of Blavet, a coastal river in Brittany, France. He joined the sailing club Lanester. He became a recognized reputation in the field of racing boats and marine meteorology. It is requested to appraise the Vendée Globe monocoques. Pole race Keroman, Lorient, it uses its expertise in the preparation of participants in the Mini Transat and the Solitaire du Figaro. Himself navigator, he made two trips around the world and has thirty-nine deck crew in both solitary.
The idea for the school was welcomed by Promotion and Development , the company responsible for the management of the Caudan Waterfront and Investec, a South African bank. With the support of these sponsors, Mauritian children can participate in free activities this sailing club.
The school has thirty optimistic measuring 2 meters by 30 meters. The depth of the waters of the Caudan is four meters. The sailing will be within an area covering an area of 1300 square meters. The school will be open on Saturdays. During the school holidays, a new schedule is considered. Each child will need safety equipment. In the event of a fall, the lifejacket will allow the child to float. The school activities are under the supervision of Hervé Laurent and his wife Sofy to act as sailing instructors. They have a boat to supervise the children and help them if it is. "security measures will be exactly the same as those in force in European sailing school."