Peter Holmberg, the Caribbean’s most famous sailor is living proof that ordinary people are capable of extraordinary things, and at this year’s BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival he was awarded for his services to the sailing world.
“Every year we present The Guy Eldridge Spirt of Enthusiasm Award to someone who shines in the spirt of the sport and who we feel has stepped out and gone beyond,” remarked the Commodore of the Royal BVI Yacht Club, Chris Haycraft.
Previous recipients include the late Arthur ‘Tuna’ Wullschleger, renowned ocean racer, legendary race official and mentor.
“This year we are giving it to a guy who has done so much for Caribbean sailing and especially during his roll as President of the Caribbean Sailing Association over the last couple of years – Peter Holmberg,” continued Haycraft. “He has reorganised Caribbean regattas, he has gone out there and got boats to come to regattas, he is a spokesman for Caribbean sailing. He and his team has promoted Caribbean racing to the world, while at the same time improved events and reached down to promote sailing at the grass-roots level on the smaller islands. We are proud to present Peter Holmberg with this award.”