Subject : INSULINDE CHALLENGE AQUASPORTS PENTATHLON 2011
Each and every year INSULINDE CHALLENGE, a non-profit organisation, hosts an event which involves a minimum of 100 young Antilleans in a Challenge which draws upon their resourcefulness, motivation, spirit and enthusiasm.
These Challenges commenced in 2005 with our first AQUASPORTS TRIATHLON held at Asiento Yacht Club which involved 5 teams of 20 members per team competing in swimming, kayaking and sailing tournaments. This first AQUASPORTS TRIATHLON also attracted 250 spectators, stretched the competitors to their limits and was an enormous success. The AQUASPORTS TRIATHLONS were repeated in 2006 and 2007 and hosted by PRO-SAIL at their Marina in Spanish Water.
In 2005 and 2008 INSULINDE CHALLENGE hosted KLEIN CURACAO KLEEN-UP CHALLENGES involving 160 young people intent on restoring our lovely little sister island to its original pristine condition. These challenges were remarkably successful in terms of our aims to educate the youth of Curacao, to heighten their awareness of ecological balance and the environment in which they live , and to do it in a fun fashion. We certainly succeeded and look forward to a repeat performance next year!
In 2005 INSULINDE CHALLENGE organized the KLEIN CURACAO BEACH HOUSE construction project together with the Curacao Government and many enthusiastic corporate and private sponsors. The result was 5 beautiful beach houses designed, pre-fabricated on Curacao and constructed on Klein Curacao with love and dedication by young Antillians. What a project! What a result! EVERYONE can enjoy our efforts for many years to come ........
This year INSULINDE CHALLENGE will host our fifth AQUASPORTS PENTATHLON, this time involving 8 teams of 12 members per team and hosted by Mgr. VERRIET ZEEVERKENNERS at their base in Spanish Water on Sunday , 27 February 2011 .
This year's AQUASPORTS PENTATHLON will feature sailing, swimming and kayaking relay races occurring simultaneously plus a road relay race , line-balling and of course the Tug O' War ! A team manager's nightmare, organized chaos and so much fun! Why not build your own team ? Everyone is welcome !
The event will be well covered by the local media including Dolfijn FM , TV 11 , Amigoe and Antilliaans Dagblad .
Your sponsorship donations for this event will cover the cost of the following expenses :
* sailboat rentals ( additional to the 5 Centaurs donated by Sailing Ship "Insulinde" to the Monsigneur Verriet Zeeverkenners 5 years ago . )
* kayak rentals
* catering for team members and support staff
* refreshments for team members and support staff
* sound system and DJ
We look forward to hearing from you and thank you for your continued or new support for our youth and environmental projects here in Curacao .
Our best regards , Capt. Phil 560-1340
www.insulinde.com / firstname.lastname@example.org
Klein Curacao Kleen Up - 2008
This year the Insulinde Challenge Foundation involved 150 children from the Sea Scouts and Land Scouts in a clean-up action at Curacao's little sister 'Klein Curacao'!
The third weekend of September, Sailing Ship Insulinde and MV Zeelandia set out early Saturday morning with the children to the island. A lot of garbage that is drifting in sea eventually ends up on the East shore of the island. To create awareness in the children on what happens to junk when you do not dispose of it properly and to clean up this unique plot of nature the children were challenged to fill as many bags as possible. They worked in teams to win the 10, 12 and 20 full garbage bags competition, but also competed in fun games. There was a GPS-guided treasure hunt by Geocaching Curacao, tug-a-war and a very creative beach mascotte competition.
This overnight event was arranged in co-operation between the Insulinde Challenge Foundation and Stichting Uniek Curacao and was made possible with the help of the following sponsors; Zeelandia Live-Aboard Curacao, Coca Cola, Subway, KFC, Rodeo House of Ribs, RBTT Bank, Amicorp, Claro, Catis, Freeport Jewelers, IT Installation Technologies, La Pergola, Pizza Hut, Scampi's, Plein Cafe Wilhelmina, Kortijn IJs, Budget Marine, TCLLS, Villapark Fontein, Goisco, Atlas Insurance, Rent-it-All, CTB, Geocaching Curacao, Pro-Sail Curacao, Curacao Marine, Claudia's Bistro, Curaçao Information Technology, Business Serenity, the Coast Guards, the Marines, Curacao Ports Authorities, De Curacaose Courant, Blue Skies Helicopters, Kusters Trading, Firgos, Mangusa, Cost-U-Less, Zeeverkenners Mgr. Verriet groep, Centrum, Island Gifts Weekender, and Fundashon Sedreko.
The results were impressive and the children could look back on a fun and educational weekend!