CHICAGO – Black Boaters Summit announces expansion plans to include a teens’ sailing camp, the Universal Teen Sailing Camp, on July 29 through August 9, 2015.
“With backing from one of my strongest supporters, The Moorings Yacht Charter Company, we plan to add three boats for teens to learn about sailing,” said Captain Paul Mixon.
“We want to attract black teens and their families from all over the country and from within an organization of 40,000 African-American families who fit our profile for future customers,” explained Mixon. “This is all about showing more African-Americans that we do sail and attracting new people to this fun sport.”
The summer camp will take place in the British Virgin Islands. The camp’s emphasis is on boating safety and introducing young people (16 to 18 years of age) to the sport. If parents want to join in the Black Boaters Summit they are welcome to do so while their teens learn on boats guided by experienced sailing instructors.
“Now with 18 years in the business and a dozen Black Boater Summit spinoffs producing annual flotillas of African-American adults, I think the time is right for us to focus on younger people … the industry’s future,” said Mixon. “It’s time for me to seek new adventures and new challenges. Our new Universal Teen Sailing Camp, targeting African-American teens, is that new adventure.”