Grand Cayman (16 February 2007) – The 2007 Conyers Dill & Pearman Byte CII National Championships were held earlier this month in locations around Grand Cayman.
The first races in this unique two-day event for young sailors were held off Seven Mile Beach close to Government House and formed part of the recent Sport’s Day at the Governor’s event.
The following day, more races took place at the Red Bay home of the Cayman Islands Sailing Club (CISC) and the National Sailing Centre.
Conyers Dill & Pearman, a leading offshore law firm, sponsored the event for the second year running.
Johnny Gracy was the winner, with Oliver Fogerty in second place and Joey Gracey finishing third.
The Byte CII is a racing boat primarily sailed by young teenagers.
Michael Weber, the CISC Sailing Director, praised Conyers for its continued support and also offered a special thanks to Mike Farrington of Harbour House Marina for transporting the boats to Seven Mile Beach and to Peta Adams, Andrew Moon, Marisa Bailey and Nick Seaman for running the races.
Mr Weber continued: ‘Once again we are grateful for the support of Conyers to help us run the
Byte Nationals. Thanks to Conyers, the young sailors enjoyed fun and challenging racing conditions.
‘All of the races were very close with many lead changes. It was entertaining to watch. The top three finishers were each separated by one point. There were two protest hearings at the conclusion of racing, suggesting a very high level of competitiveness among the sailors.’
For further information about the CISC, including sponsorship opportunities and details on the youth programme, either visit www.sailing.ky or contact Club Administrator Heather Bradley on 947 7913 or at [email protected].