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January 15, 2013

Pete Townshend Presents Sailing Dinghies to National Sailing Academy, Antigua

 

Photo by Kevin Johnson

 

Legendary Who guitarist Pete Townshend is famous for putting the wind in his mill as he lashes his Fender Strats on stage. He is less well known, however, at least to anyone who hasn’t read his recently published memoir ‘Who I Am’, for the wind he puts into in his sails. In fact, Pete has been an avid yachtsman for many years. It was with great pleasure, therefore, that he presented six brand new Laser Pico sailing dinghies to representatives of Antigua’s National Sailing Academy, which has an active mission to teach Antiguan school children to swim and sail as part of the schools’ curriculum at no cost to the children.

 

There is also talk of  a charity concert, yet to be confirmed, to be held in Antigua sometime early next year in support of the National Sailing Academy. 

 

To read the full story on this, go to antiguanice.com.

 

For more on Pete’s memoir, ‘Who I Am’, click HERE.

 

The Who are about to embark on the second leg of their sensational North American tour of ‘Quadrophenia and More’.

For tickets, go HERE.

 

 

 

 

 

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11 Responses to Pete Townshend Presents Sailing Dinghies to National Sailing Academy, Antigua

Guy Mayger says: January 22, 2013 at 10:38 pm

Sailing has been a big part of my life so helping to give others the opportunity to experience our great sport is a very cool. Doffing my hat in you general direction Pete :-) Nice work.

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