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The Who's Pete Townshend Donates Sailing Dinghies to Charitable School on Antigua

Photo: Kevin JohnsonThe Who's Pete Townshend has long been a sailing enthusiast, and the rock legend is helping to spread his love of the pastime by making a donation on behalf of his band to the National Sailing Academy on the Caribbean island of Antigua. 

According to AntiguaNice.com, earlier this month the guitarist visited the Antigua Yacht Club, where he presented six new sailing dinghies to the school, which provides sailing and swimming instruction to local children free of charge.

The Laser Pico dinghies boast custom sails bearing The Who's red, white and blue logo.  Five students from the National Sailing Academy were on hand to accept the donation, as well as the school's president and chief sailing instructor.

Townshend has spent a lot of time in Antigua in recent years, and often travels to the island via the yachts he owns.  The rocker told AntiguaNice.com that he's hoping to schedule a benefit concert on Antigua in early 2014 that may also feature Who singer Roger Daltrey.  The show would be held in conjunction with the band's 50th anniversary celebrations.

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