Learn to ride the waves in a breeze

Following on from the success of
Race Cayman, the Cayman Islands Sailing Club is preparing for a busy summer

The club is restarting its youth
and adult learn to sail and windsurf programmes on 1 May.

Youth programmes run weekdays and
Saturday mornings with adult lesson taking place on weekends. 

The club will also run various
youth and adult racing clinics over both long weekends in May and
June. The clinics are open to all dinghy sailors looking to learn about

There will be a youth social quiz
night on Saturday 15 May open to all youth sailors. The CISC especially
encourages schools to enter teams.

The popular summer camps are run
throughout July and August. Each two-week session is open for children between
the ages of five and 16. Registration has already started.

Sailing director Michael Weber said
that the summer season is a great time to learn how to sail and windsurf. “With
lighter winds and drier weather, May and June are great months to try the

Weber also noted that the success
of Race Cayman has created momentum in developing its racing team.

“One thing that we learned from the
regatta was that we have the perfect facility for our young people to become
very competitive sailors.

“We are now focusing on qualifying
for the next Youth Olympic Games in 2014, meaning that children ages 11-12
years can begin sailing now with the hope of representing Cayman in four

For more information about
learning to sail in the Cayman Islands, contact Mike Weber at [email protected]


The sailing club’s junior programme starts again soon.
Photo: Ron Shillingford