The primary division in the 2009 RBC School Sailing Championship was won by a team of sailors from Cayman Prep.
The school was excited to win this title as the last time they won this regatta was in 2002.
Cayman Prep now holds the title, in the primary division, of the ‘best school sailing team in Cayman’ a title that had been previously held by St. Ignatius.
The regatta was sailed last week at the Cayman Islands Sailing Club in Prospect and was sailed in Picos.
A total of 16 races were held in windy conditions which made for challenging sailing. On average just over ten young sailors per school competed in each team and a points system determined which team won overall.
St. Ignatius came second and Savannah Primary School came third. A total of six schools competed this year, the largest number of primary teams in the championship’s eleven year history with eighty children competing in the regatta.
Unfortunately, the strong wind postponed the senior division to a later date.
Michael Weber, sailing director for the Cayman Islands Sailing Club, praised the children and gave thanks to RBC. ‘Each year we see more sailors and better sailing. I am delighted that RBC increased its sponsorship for this year’s event.’
Weber also noted the other sponsors. ‘Special thanks to the Brick House for providing the food for the regatta, the Ministry of Health, Environment, Youth, Sports & Culture for continuing to support our school sailing programme and Dairy Queen for some frozen treats for the kids.’
The next major regatta is the Captain Leroy Watson Regatta in East End on the long weekend on 23-24 January 2010.
- Anyone interested in sailing should check out the CISC’s website at www.sailing.ky or the club’s Facebook page.
1st Cayman Prep
2nd St. Ignatius
3rd Savannah Primary School
4th Red Bay Primary School
5th Prospect Primary School
6th George Town Primary School