Rotarian yachting enthusiasts sail into service

By Sergio Santi, Past Chair of the International Yachting Fellowship of Rotarians After chartering three fleets of International Yachting Fellowship of Rotarians (IYFR) in Africa, I discovered many Africans were drowning in lakes and seawaters. In Kenya, after tourism, fishing is the second economic resource. Thousands of fishermen and families live on the fishing industry. …

Mariners support education along the shores of Lake Victoria

By Peter Kasango, Bweyogerere-Namboole Rotary Club and member of the International Yachting Fellowship of Rotarians The Buvuma Islands are a chain of more than fifty islets located a few kilometers off the northern shore of Lake Victoria; the main island, Buvuma, measures about 200 square-miles (517 km²) with a population of nearly 20,000 people. The area …

Rotary Fellowship combines service with a passion for the sea

By Rotary Programs staff To many people, the word “yachting” connotes a lifestyle of wealth that would seem at odds with the guiding principles of Rotary. But the International Yachting Fellowship of Rotarians (IYFR) is more closely associated with humanitarian service that emphasizes the sea than it is to exclusivity and privilege. For example, in the …