Haiti Sailing Cup
“In today’s economy, people believe it’s more important than ever to be socially responsible. Haiti Sailing Cup is proud to host annual sailing competitions within small fishermen villages in an effort to improve the lives of the fishermen“- Patrick Beliard (HSC Founder)
For centuries, the Haitian fishermen have been building wooden sailboats to go fish and provide for their families and villages. They decorate them with bright colours, and often salvage, and use whatever they can find to create sails. In 2014, The Haiti Sailing Cup was founded by Patrick Beliard, (a local from Cap-Haitian) with the main mission to collaborate with small communities and boost the local economy. We believe this project has so much potential to make a huge impact on the Haitian community, and it is up to us to help make a difference, keeping this sailing tradition alive, and the reefs healthy. In 2018, Sailing Uma was more than proud to be part of this event by sponsoring our very own team. We were only able to reach this amazing goal thanks to more than 200 of our followers contributing from all over the globe.
Each year, we aim to get more boats, more sails, raise more awareness, and have more fishermen out on the water.
TEAM UMA members do more than just support one team. They get to be directly involved in the overall success of the Haiti Sailing Cup by helping provide new sails, boats, and outboards to all teams participating in the race.
“As a Haitian Sailor, This project is very dear to my heart, and I strongly believe it is the long term commitment that truly makes a difference. ”- Kika Mevs (HSC Board Member)
To know more about the HSC, visit their website: www.haitisailingcup.net
Support the HSC by purchasing some exclusive Team Uma merch. 100% of the profit goes directly towards the next race, beach cleanups, and needed maintenance for the fishermen boats and motors.
Team Uma Shirt