- Posted January 25, 2013 by
Bequia Youth Sailors
I have posted a ‘secret’ page on the website outlining the issues.
From: Graham Wiffen [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: 25 January 2013 12:24
To: 'Ronnie Ramos'; 'firstname.lastname@example.org'; 'Andy Mitchell - Bequia Junior Sailing Program'; 'Eddie & Karin Brown - Bequia'; 'Carey, Simon'; 'email@example.com'
Subject: BYS & CNSJ
Hello to everyone who has been involved in supporting the efforts of the Bequia Youth Sailors to get a team up to the CNSJ 2013 International Regatta next week.
Unfortunately, the US Embassy have declined two of the four visa applications, these two being Oreakay & Reon who were to enter the Advanced class. Of the remaining two visa’s that have been granted, for Drew & Orion, at least one will not be with us in time to get them to Puerto Rico, and quite possibly both.
It is with great disappointment that we have to withdraw our team from the regatta.
I would like to express our sincere thanks to all of you for supporting us and trying to get us up to Puerto Rico, including all those we don’t even know about: Thank You for your efforts.
It seems that when applying to the US Embassy for visa’s for children travelling un-accompanied by their parents, that all common sense goes out the window, no compassion or understanding is shown and we will have to re-visit this for future events.
BYS hope to take part in other International Regatta’s as and when they come up and we are able to overcome the visa hurdles, and we hope to see/meet you all out there at some point. If any of you are ever in the vicinity of the Grenadines, please pop into Bequia and came and say ‘Hi’, it would be a pleasure to meet you.
Many thanks once again for your support
Graham, Andy & Eddie
Bequia Youth Sailors
CNSJ 2013 International Regatta | Bequia Youth Sailors
CNSJ 2013 International RegattaThe Bequia Youth Sailors have been trying to send a team up to Puerto Rico, a US Territory, to take part in the Club Nautico San Juan (2013) International RegattaThe US Embassy in Barbados have proved totally unhelpful, un-compassionate and totally unhelpful in our eff...
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