Easter saw lots of action on the water in Cayman. Part of the festivities was a sailing regatta featuring catboats.
The traditional Easter race for the Cayman Catboat Club was hosted by Tiki Beach on Monday 25 April. Five teams were vying for the right to be declared the best catboat sailor in the Cayman Islands whilst competing for the generous cash prizes donated by Camana Bay.
Additional sponsorship was provided by Cayman National Bank and Tiki Beach, which allowed spectators to enjoy the traditional Cayman crafts on display while listening to the soothing music of the North Side Kitchen Band and Henry Leslie.
With winds of 10 knots out of the southeast, a windward/leeward course was set near to the shoreline allowing spectators a close-up view of the sailors jockeying for position in these graceful boats. On the day, Captain Crosby Ebanks in See Her Go would place first and produced a Horizon Job as he left the rest of the fleet on the horizon. Brac Cat just barely squeaked across the finish line under the time limit. With Chishom Cat and Blue Bayou scoring a Did Not Finish, the final race was wide open for those two boats or the Brac Cat vessel to claim the third prize. Unfortunately, Brac Cat and Blue Bayou elected not to sail.