Texas Tech Independent School and San Pedro Sailing Club news
Homeschooling abroad is an option many expats who move to Belize consider for their kids. A group of people on the island decided to come together and form a new kind of high school for kids who are taking courses from Texas Tech Independent School. The kids will be supervised and socialized getting the ‘high school experience’ but in a smaller group setting.
The Board of Directors for the newly formed Ambergris Caye High School invite you to a Parent/Student information meeting; Monday, 25 February 2013 at 7:00 PM upstairs at Fido’s. Ambergris Caye High School is a private, Texas Accredited, Online School. Enrollment for the Fall semester is limited to 15 and spots will fill up fast. ACHS has a longer school year, 208 days, and a longer school day, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM. In addition to offering all of the academic courses necessary to receive a diploma from the Texas Tech Independent High School District, students will have ample opportunity to participate in sports (sailing and SCUBA diving) and community service. If you are looking for an alternative high school for your child, come to the meeting and get all of your questions answered. Ambergris Caye High School could be just the solution you are looking for.
The San Pedro Sailing Club will be holding a “Valentines Sailing Regatta” in celebration of our love for sailing. All are invited down to Caribbean Villas, Sunday 10th February, were the race preparations will start shortly after 9am. The junior sailors will be racing Optimists in the morning and adults Hobies in the afternoon. Come join the fun! Live music and a delicious beach BBQ will be on hand for your enjoyment.
Jorge Olivares Wins the San Pedro Sailing Club’s Upper Division Winter Racing Series
This winter the ranks of the San Pedro Junior Sailing team swelled to 30, with more to follow, They were divided into two fleets. Fifteen relative newcomers form the Tarpon Fleet, while fifteen who have been members from the beginning are the Barracudas. For the past 10 weekends, each fleet raced elimination heats and finals. The heats were necessary because the team has only 7 Optimist dinghies. For those 7 boats, the team is extremely grateful to the sponsors: Ambergris Lakes Vilas, Caribbean Vilas, Catamaran Beach Bar, Palapa Bar, the Pearce family’s Palo Alto, Playa Blanca, and San Pedro Weather.com.
The last day of racing was Sunday before last and the outcome was too close to predict in advance. Davin Puc was atop the standings while Jorge Olivares was only 2 points behind. Christian Trejo was 2 points behind Jorge, and Kevin Velasquez, the National Champion, was a point behind Christian. All four qualified in their heats for the final, but it was won by Jerdon Anderson, while Faith Noel took 2nd. Christian finished 3rd.
But when all the points were summed, Jorge Olivares had won the series. Davin Puc captured 2nd; Kevin Velasquez, 3rd; Christian Trejo 4th; Faith Noel, 5th; and Jerdon Anderson, 6th.
The Tarpon’s series was dominated by Rashawn Gonzales, Michael O’Farrell, and Joshua Marin. They finished the series in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, respectively. Rashawn finished only 3 points ahead of Michael, who bested Joshua by only a point. The next closest was 9 points away.
The team will take a short break to do some R&R sailing, before starting a Spring Series.