Premier Cup catboat races this Sunday

The
North Sound will be busy with activity on Sunday, 2 May as the Cayman Catboat
Club will be holding the Premier Cup at Barcadere Marina, past Caribbean
Utilities Company, on the North Sound.

Club
vice president Kem Jackson said: “The races will start at midday, and continue
until about 3pm. There will probably be five or six races altogether.”

Mr.
Jackson, who spends most of his spare time repairing and restoring the boats
that in the not-too-distant past served as Caymans’ pickup trucks, taxis, and
cars, hopes that a large number of local people as well as tourists will
support the event.

“It’s
going to be a big event,” he predicted. 

Mr.
Jackson believes that the boats are part of Cayman’s heritage, and as such,
should continue to have a special place in the life of the Islands. 

He
then spoke about the keen interest that the Leader of Government Business, McKeeva
Bush, had taken to ensure the race went ahead.

Mr.
Jackson said that Mr. Bush had provided the prize money and the cup: “It’s the
first time that the government ever sponsored a catboat race since we started
the club, and we look forward to it being an annual event,” he said.

“We
hope more and more Caymanians get into the great tradition of sailing catboats.”

The
boats taking part in the race are expected to be TheCaptain D, skippered by Kem Jackson; the See Her Go, skippered by
Crosby Ebanks; the Chisholm Cat, skippered by Jerris Miller; the Brac Cat
skippered by Philip Parchment; the Blue Bayou skippered by Rommel Ebanks; and
the Mendoza Cat skippered by Johnson Mendoza.

The
winner will get $2,000, $1,500 (2nd), $1,000 (3rd), $500
(4th), $250 (5th) and $100 (6th).

 

The
North Sound will be busy with activity on Sunday, 2 May as the Cayman Catboat
Club will be holding the Premier Cup at Barcadere Marina, past Caribbean
Utilities Company, on the North Sound.

Club
vice president Kem Jackson said: “The races will start at midday, and continue
until about 3pm. There will probably be five or six races altogether.”

Mr.
Jackson, who spends most of his spare time repairing and restoring the boats
that in the not-too-distant past served as Caymans’ pickup trucks, taxis, and
cars, hopes that a large number of local people as well as tourists will
support the event.

“It’s
going to be a big event,” he predicted. 

Mr.
Jackson believes that the boats are part of Cayman’s heritage, and as such,
should continue to have a special place in the life of the Islands. 

He
then spoke about the keen interest that the Leader of Government Business, McKeeva
Bush, had taken to ensure the race went ahead.

Mr.
Jackson said that Mr. Bush had provided the prize money and the cup: “It’s the
first time that the government ever sponsored a catboat race since we started
the club, and we look forward to it being an annual event,” he said.

“We
hope more and more Caymanians get into the great tradition of sailing catboats.”

The
boats taking part in the race are expected to be TheCaptain D, skippered by Kem Jackson; the See Her Go, skippered by
Crosby Ebanks; the Chisholm Cat, skippered by Jerris Miller; the Brac Cat
skippered by Philip Parchment; the Blue Bayou skippered by Rommel Ebanks; and
the Mendoza Cat skippered by Johnson Mendoza.

The
winner will get $2,000, $1,500 (2nd), $1,000 (3rd), $500
(4th), $250 (5th) and $100 (6th).

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