Visiting team bests locals

Jet
Around Cayman was a lot of things on the Queen’s Birthday but it was not
entirely a celebration of Cayman’s jet ski prowess.

That
is because a visiting rider from Guadeloupe won the top prize at Monday’s
annual race.

Christoper
Lycoan won the Pro Class version of the race aboard a Honda jet ski and walked
away with a cool US$6,000 cheque.

Teammates
Vincent Thomas and Vincent Karam placed second and third. Like Lycoan they were
also on Honda jet skis. There were a lot of disputes over the times of those
riders and for all the competitors due to time and race penalties issued by the
marshals (the official times were not available by press time). Nevertheless
the unofficial times for the Guadeloupe riders were 1:12.19, 1:15.24 and
1:15.25.

The
first Cayman rider home in that class was George “Lu-Lu” Smith of Tony’s Toys
race team. Smith pushed his Kawasaki into fourth in an unofficial time of
1:16.57. Smith walked away with sizeable winnings of US$1500 for claiming the
veteran class ($500) and placing third in the open class ($1000).

After
Smith came Ryan Hardwick (1:17.70) and Corey Miller (1:18.02), both
representing team Naut Wakin.

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Guadeloupe rider Ly-coan won the top prize.

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