Young sailors get funding

For the third year in a row, Scotiabank is the title sponsor for the Cayman Islands National Youth Sailing Championship.

The two-day regatta, to be held on 24 and 25 October, will determine Cayman’s top sailors under the age of 18.

The championship will be sailed in four types of sailboats: Bytes, Lasers, Picos, and Optimists. The Optimist division will also include a beginner class for novice racers.

All races will take place on the waters of North Sound in front of the Cayman Islands Sailing Club in Red Bay.

Spectators will be able to watch the racing from the balcony at the clubhouse and private motor boats are welcome to view the racing from the water.

All youth sailors with some racing experience are invited to attend the regatta.

The races will begin at 1pm each day and there will be an awards ceremony and barbeque following the racing on Sunday, 25 October. All competitors will receive a t-shirt and there will be prizes for the top three sailors in each class.

To register and reserve a boat, email Rick Caley at [email protected]. Boats are limited and will be available on a first come first served basis. Registration opens on 1 October, 2009.

For more information about sailing in the Cayman Islands, visit