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One of the attractions of sailing to most of those who practice it, is the joy of harnessing the wind to take you where you want to go - an enjoyable and fitting example of the use of alternative energy. The Park itself is presently engaged in looking at what it can do to reduce its own energy consumption and to use renewable sources of energy where possible. To survive, sailors and yachtsmen have to understand Mother Nature in all her moods and phases. They generally have great respect for and better understanding of the interrelatedness life’s processes and therefore tend to be more sensitive and knowledgeable about the damage man is doing to his own life support system. The National Park is also about supporting those values of conservation and care for the beauty and bountifulness of our natural heritage.

There is therefore considerable synergy between the National Park and the yachting industry. The existence of the National Park provides an attraction to the hundreds of yachting men and women who come from all over the world to take part in Antigua Sailing Week and the other yachting events or the many who pass through on their sailing trips around the world. They understand that a national park means something special and the return of many boats year after year, suggests that they are not disappointed. It is hoped that future generations of yachtsmen will continue to be attracted to this very special place. By Dr. Brian Cooper

BusinessFocus • December/January 11/12

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