Marine dinghy breezes it

Light and shifty wind made for
challenging sailing on the final day of the Compass Marine Dinghy Race Series
held at the Cayman Islands Sailing Club and completed last month.

The six-week series ran on Saturday
mornings in May and June and was open to all dinghy sailors. After the results
were finalised, winners in each division were awarded prizes by Mike Farrington
of Compass Marine. 

Nick Taylor, the 2008 and 2009
Laser National champion, won the Laser Radial division. Jon Faris won the Laser
class while Oliver Fogerty took top place in the bytes.

It was a special day for Faris and
Fogerty, both winning their final race in their respective classes. Faris, who
has been active in growing the laser fleet at the sailing club, has now left
for Canada. Fogerty, who was Cayman’s top finisher at the recent Byte North
American Championships held during Race Cayman, is moving to the UK.

Sailing director Michael Weber
praised the winners. “The nice thing about a six- week series is that you get a
variety of conditions to challenge the sailors and give everyone a good chance
to have a few good races. At the end, however, the best in their respective
divisions were the winners.”

Weber also thanked Compass Marine.
“The winners appreciate the new sailing gear donated by Compass Marine. We hope
this encourages sailors to come out next time.” The next series runs in September
and October 2010.

For more information on sailboat
racing in the Cayman Islands, contact Michael Weber at [email protected]