There now appears to be 2 Sailing Clubs for children in San Pedro. One operates outside the Holiday Hotel without a professional trainer and is run by Tammy Peterson. The Ambergris Daily considers it very dangerous that young children sail in the busy waterways of downtown San Pedro. It also appears that some of the sponsors of the sailing boats used there are upset that their boats have been taken away from Caribbean Villas. Sunrise Realty and others are considering legal action to get their sponsored boats back, as they bought them with the idea of their children, and all other children being able to use them. Also, the children from this club have been told that they are not allowed to even talk to the children of the other sailing club, with threats of not being able to compete at various Regattas, and even having their school funding being stopped.
The Ambergris Daily thinks this is insanity to use children and charitable causes as weapons against others.
On the other hand, the San Pedro Sailing Club, operating out of Caribbean Villas Hotel, is open to all children on Saturdays and Sundays if they wish to sail or not. Over the next few weeks various other beach games and activities will be made available under the supervision of Andy Milner, Forrest Jones, Cindy Vigna, Amanda Syme and many others. These children are allowed to talk to any children and this club exists for positive reinforcement and enjoyment of sailing. Andy Milner is the only person who is qualified to teach sailing in San Pedro, and if you spend 5 minutes with him you will quickly learn about his passion to teach every child in San Pedro how to sail… otherwise his conversations are a trifle boring!
He is ably assisted by Forrest Jones, who is retired from the US Navy and a very experienced sailor. Anyone how knows him realizes that he is one of the most respected residents of San Pedro.