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Endeavour & SailGP Inspire partner to connect Bermudians with opportunities

9 May 2022

SailGP Inspire provides once in a lifetime career and racing opportunities, which may otherwise have been inaccessible and unthinkable, for young males and females from diverse backgrounds with an interest in sports. The global initiative aims to positively impact 10,000 youth globally by 2025.

Inspire Careers Candidates:

The success of each professional SailGP team depends upon the knowledge and expertise of a dedicated staff and shore crew, working diligently behind the scenes to ensure victory for their respective team.

Eli Furbert, 2022 Endeavour Maritime Springboard Grad was a SailGP Inspire Intern with New Zealand SailGP Team during the Bermuda Sail Grand Prix – May 2022

Through the Inspire Careers program, youth sailors have access to practical hands-on experience in key operational areas, including working within the Photography & Videography teams, On-Water Operations & Race Management, focusing on Sustainability or working in Technical team roles such as Boat Building and or the Wing department. 

Securing coveted positions for the 2022 Inspire Careers program are: Hendrik Reidel, Jack Hilderbrand, Eli Furbert*, Antonio Wade*, Christopher Raymond**, Campbell Patton, James Amaral, Ruth Mello-Cann*, Sanai Robinson*, Jermayne Dears*, Elijah Samuels*, Moriah Wheddon*, Tre’sure Nanette*, Brianna Smith**, MaLahku Selassie*,  Abigail Frost**, Malachi Paynter*, and J’auza James.

Young Bermudians ages 16-21 including Endeavour Maritime Springboard Graduates (*) and Endeavour Assistant Instructors (**) were invited to apply for the Inspire Careers Program as part of SailGP Inspire’s partnership with Endeavour.  

Moriah Wheddon, 2018 Endeavour Maritime Springboard Grad and Endeavour Ambassador worked as a SailGP Inspire Intern with the Canada SailGP Team during the Bermuda Sail Grand Prix.

Elijah Samuels, 2022 Endeavour Maritime Springboard Grad who joined SailGP’s Wing department, said “To me, this opportunity is a great door opener with SailGP, and knowing that this is such a rare chance I’m looking to gain everything out of it with improving my sailing skills, foiling for the first time and being able to network with some of the GREATEST sailors in the world! The list goes on! I’ve been lucky enough to help out the technical team on weekends over the last month in the early days as they prepared the Switzerland boat and that was nothing less than awesome! I’ve been waiting to do the Inspire racing since last year and now that I have the opportunity to do so I will be giving nothing but my best to show that I am a worthy selection. Thank you so much for presenting me with such an amazing opportunity.” 

Sanai Robinson, 2022 Endeavour Maritime Career Springboard Grads who interned with the Canada SailGP Team said: “Being a part of SailGP Inspire Careers program is an experience I will never forget. From being told that I was accepted into the program, and selecting a team to work with, I have been extremely excited to begin. To me, this means that I have a distinct opportunity to learn from the best, taking in as much as I can with the time that I have, to one day be the best. In addition to that, being able to take in advice from sailors like Ben Ainslie, Tom Slingsby, Jimmy Spithill, Phil Robertson and others will have a huge impact on my future endeavours. Furthermore, I hope after this experience, I will one day be invited back to SailGP to work with them and the team that I have been working with.” 

Inspire Racing Candidates: Building on Bermuda’s rich maritime history, the keen interest of the island’s young sailors continues to gain momentum as they jockey for positions to be recognized for their sailing prowess.

Through Inspire’s Racing program, 10 local sailing clubs each nominated two of their best youth sailors to represent them in the RS Feva Class.

Racing (RS FEVA)

Racing candidates in the Feva class are Christian Warren*, Kalasia Tucker*, Trystan Hocking, Tegan Gannon*, Shane Powell-Hayward*, Anneka Allen*, Evan Davis, Nina Gotfredsen, Miguel Power, Riley Lowe, Isabel Welch*, Oliver Soares, Arianna Outerbridge, Tomas Mello, Ayeuri Ming*, JaVaughn Dill, Kimon Lawrence*, Riley Darrell*, Sven Curley*, Marseille Williams*.

* Youth sailors representing local schools across Bermuda who are Endeavour Graduates have been invited to represent Endeavour as well as local sailing clubs as part of Inspire’s Adopt A Club initiative.

Racing (WASZP)

The WASZP foiling class boat races on the same racecourse as the supercharged F50s and their world-class athletes.

Bermuda’s 2022 WASZP racing candidates include Rachael Betschart, Sophia Dias, Laura Hupman, Ciarra Wells, Riley Lowe, Magnus Ringsted, Cody Rans, Christopher Adderley, Jack Adderley, Ahzai Smith, Taj Maxwell*, Benjamin Redburn, Ethan Thompson, Matias Drew. Taj Maxwell is a 2018 Endeavour Maritime Springboard Graduate.

ABOUT ENDEAVOUR // Endeavour is a Bermuda-registered charity (977) and nonprofit that brings together diverse youth across Bermuda to engage in experiential learning through sailing that builds their skills and boosts their confidence. Endeavour’s goals are to improve access for youth from all backgrounds, skills and abilities to experience the joys of sailing, fostering an appreciation for the marine environment, and igniting young minds for learning about Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math or STEAM, and maritime careers.  Endeavour is grateful to its donors and supporters who contribute significant resources in support of Endeavour’s work with Bermuda’s youth including lead founding partner, Orbis Investments.

ABOUT SAILGP INSPIRE // SailGP Inspire, a first-of-its-kind global youth sailing and career program is used as a force for good and a tool to develop life-long skills. Through Inspire’s three distinct programs – Learning, Careers, and Racing – SailGP is able to build a future for youth through sustainable sport. Inspire programs promote climate advocacy through clean energy initiatives, and forges pathways to a more diverse and inclusive sport. Helping to deliver the program is a group of like-minded partners, including the Bermuda Tourism Authority, Hamilton Princess, WEDCO, Appleby, Bank of Butterfield, BF&M and RenRe in Bermuda, and globally RS Sailing, WASZP, Rooster, MarkSetBot, World Sailing Trust, Marlow Ropes, ePropulsion and Doyle Sails. These partners provide the technology and equipment to help make SailGP Inspire possible both on and off the water. Visit for more information.

ABOUT SAILGP // SailGP races for a better future, championing a world powered by nature. The sport’s pinnacle league, SailGP features rival national teams battling in short, intense races at iconic stadium-style venues across the globe, building to the grand final – and sailing’s top prize of US$1 million. The high-tech, high-speed action features sailing’s best athletes racing in identical supercharged F50 catamarans, flying at electrifying speeds exceeding 60 mph/100 kph. Visit for more information.  

ABOUT BERMUDA SAIL GRAND PRIX PRESENTED BY HAMILTON PRINCESS // The Bermuda Tourism Authority serves as the Official Host Partner of the event and the Hamilton Princess & Beach Club is the Title Partner. The West End Development Corporation (WEDCO) is the Official Venue Partner, along with Official Partners: leading offshore law firm Appleby, leading insurance firm BF&M, leading independent offshore bank and trust company Butterfield Group and global reinsurer RenaissanceRe. Quality food distributor Butterfield & Vallis is an Official Supplier.

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