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Based on Double Occupancy
Extra person in room
Map Breakfast & Dinner per person $125.00
All apartments are air-conditioned and contain, colour
TV with 15 satellite stations and fully equipped kitchen.
The daily newspaper is provided complimentary as well
as transport to Pigeon Point Beach and the use of 100 ft
long swimming pool with wet bar 50 x 20 swimming
pools also available, 2 jacuzzi, mini gym on site.
Every Wednesday there is also a complimentary
Manager's Rum Punch for all guests. 10% Government
Tax applicable on room and meals. 15% vat on food.
10% Service charge on room
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Rent your car or jeep from Sweet Jeeps and get complimen-
tary pick-up at the airport.
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After two grueling weeks attending an IKO
coaching course, four of Trinidad and To-
bago's experienced kiters are now among a
select group of internationally recognised
IKO Level One coaches.
As the popularity of the sport grows world-
wide Niki Borde and Peter Knox of Tobago Re-
gattas ltd thought it imperative to send some
of Trinidad and Tobago top kiters to become
certified coaches. Knox and Borde, together
with the Trinidad and Tobago Kite Boarding Or-
ganisation and the Minister of Sport, the Hon-
orable Anil Roberts made it possible for Orian
Jakerov, Nigel "Eppie" Goodman, Jack Azar and
Jay Young to attend the IKO level one coaching
course in El Yaque, Margarita.
"I'm very proud of all of them. It was a very
intense two weeks of work. Testing their skills
as kiters, knowledge of Geography, Psychology.
Physiology and Water safety, sea rescue as well
as teaching techniques in order to make them
internationally recognised IKO competent
coaches. I saw how exhausting it was but in
the end they are fully qualified coaches with the
ability to work anywhere in the world. This
opens doors and unlimited possibilities for
them, as well as for the sport in Trinidad and
Tobago" said Niki Borde.
"As an event manager it was an eye opener
for me as well. Joining them a week into the
course I was able to see how much kite board-
ing has done for El Yaque and Coche, both small
islands off of Venezuela that have established
themselves as Kite boarding destinations. The
level of skills that I saw in the tiniest of kids dis-
playing on the beach was amazing. Kids from all
walks of life, from the poorest to the very
wealthy, all showing talent equal to the most
experienced kiters anywhere. These kids were
fortunbate enough to be taught by a retired Eu-
ropean kiters who fell in love with them on his
trips to El Yaque and decided to donate all this
sponsorship money to building a kite school for
them. Kiting now comes second hand to them
and gives them something to do. The bond it
creates with each other and the respect for the
sea can only auger well for their future as well
as the sports tourism of these islands.
"El Yaque now boasts a five-time defending
world champion kiter. I hope to one day bring
that level of skill to Trinidad and Tobago and
having qualified coaches is the first step.
"Kite boarding is an exciting sport, and judg-
ing by the young kids in El Yaque and Richard
Branson who learnt learn it at their age , any-
one with the right coach can. All you have to do
it get out there and go for it."
"As Regatta event managers we have been
focusing on encouraging the young ones to get
out in the water. Last year we had 150 kids tak-
ing part in the Optimists sailing class. In the fu-
ture we hope to see these numbers in the Wind
surfing and kite boarding classes."
The popularity of the sport is also growing in
Trinidad and Tobago with Pigeon Point and
Lambeau the most popular spots in Tobago and
Manzanilla, Mayaro, Los Iros and Moruga in at-
tracting kiters from Trinidad.
"I would like to thank Minister Roberts for his
faith in these four men and for his ability to see that the
fate of a nation is in the options that are open to the
youth, even if its in an alternative sport like kite boarding."
The Tobago Carnival Regatta will be held at Pigeon
Point Tobago from March 2nd to 5th 2014. Stay tuned for
more exciting developments.
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