After a number of its members holidaying in the area escaped with their lives the Royal Solent Yacht Club in Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, has come up with a unique method of aiding victims of the Tsunami disaster in Sri Lanka.<

After a number of its members holidaying in the area escaped with their lives the Royal Solent Yacht Club in Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, has come up with a unique method of aiding victims of the Tsunami disaster in Sri Lanka.
Following a successful collection among its members, the club called on the help of David Lemonius who markets the well-established Yarmouth 23 one-design. This craft is currently built by Neil Marine in Sri Lanka at a yard near Galle, which also happens to build fishing boats for the local population.
The RSYC has been in touch with Neil Fernando, who operates the yard, and he has agreed to use these funds to repair and rebuild local fishing boats so that they can begin to regenerate the local economy. The sum includes £1,000 sent separately by David Lemonius in addition to those already donated by the club.
Commodore Martin LeGassicke, on behalf of the RSYC, said that he was particularly pleased that every penny would go directly to the locals in Sri Lanka. There will be no ‘middle-men’ and of course David Lemonius will not be making any charge for transferring the money.