PRESS RELEASE – Digicel officially confirmed its commitment to support the 30th Inaugural Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) to the Saint Lucia Tourist Board on Thursday, October 29th at the ARC 2015 launch and cheque presentation held at St. James’ Club Choc Bay.
The sponsor’s appreciation ceremony commenced with a warm welcome from The Mistress of Ceremony Dahlia Guard Special Events Manager, St.Lucia Tourist Board followed by a few short speeches from Louis Lewis Director of the St.Lucia Tourist Board, Nicky Cozier Manager of World Cruising Club, Paul Ash General Manager IGY Marina and Kentonia Censey Smith Digicel’s Business Solutions Operations Manager. Right after the sponsors were invited to make their cheques presentations while treated to a light breakfast.
Digicel continues to recognize the significance of the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers in St.Lucia and is pleased to once again be the Platinum sponsor for the 8th consecutive year. This year, the ARC is scheduled to host 260 yachts of over 35 nationalities in St.Lucia. The yachters will set sail across the Atlantic from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria to St. Lucia on Sunday November 22nd 2015. Digicel is happy that for the first time an extraordinary St. Lucian Nicolas Philips has decided to join the voyage on board the Marlin S and wishes him all the best.
Kentonia Censey-Smith Digicel’s Business Solutions Operations Manager highlighted “Digicel is yet again elated to support the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC), transatlantic competition for the eighth consecutive year. ARC brings to St Lucia international exposure and the opportunity for much needed foreign investment as well as on island revenue generating initiatives, which greatly benefit the local populace.
We recognize the importance of the sustainability of tourism products such as ARC which contributes to St. Lucia’s economy and so we at Digicel are more than happy to partner with the St Lucia Tourist Board in this and any venture that delivers positive returns and economic stimulation for St. Lucia.
We also look forward to providing the necessary telecommunication services to the cruisers and ensuring they are able to stay connected and in touch with family and friends back home with the extraordinary experience of affordable world class service and care on Digicel’s island wide 4G network.”
Digicel wishes all the yachters a safe and joyous voyage as they make their way across the Atlantic from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria to the beautiful island of St.Lucia.