Harvey takes over the helm

The Cayman Islands Sailing Club is
preparing for 2011 by ramping up its staff in preparation for another busy
sailing season.

Sadly for the club, Mike Weber, who
spearheaded the growth of the youth sailing programme, has decided not to renew
his contract and will be moving on to new opportunities.

Denis Murphy the vice commodore at
the Sailing Club said: “Mike’s enthusiasm and direction led to increased
activity and use of the club, and over the last five years we have given
thousands of children the experience of sailing in Cayman. Mike has been
instrumental in building the youth programme and we would like to thank him for
all his efforts.”

Raph Harvey, who has been coaching
at the club for almost two years, has accepted a promotion to the position of
lead instructor and he, together with two new coaches will continue to provide
a top class youth sailing programme in 2011.

 Murphy said: “We would like to welcome Raph
into his new role at the club. Raph has shown outstanding dedication to the
club since he started coaching and has built a great rapport with both students
and parents. He is already coming up with some great new ideas on how to
further develop the youth programme and we are excited about its future.”

Significant events in January was
the J22 Commodores Cup over the weekend and the annual East End regatta on
22-23 January, which is an extremely popular dinghy racing event that grows
every year.

For more information about the
2011 sailing programme please contact the CISC manager, Rick Caley at [email protected].