Happy time for all Optimists

Cayman Islands Sailing Club is hosting Race Cayman this week.

Racing is in North Sound and will include the Western Caribbean and Open Optimist Dinghy Championship and the J22 International Invitational Regatta. Cayman competitors will race against visiting sailors from USA, UK, Bahamas, Jamaica, Germany, Norway and South Africa from Friday until Sunday.

“We are very excited to be hosting another prestigious international regatta in Cayman,” said sailing club Commodore Andrew Moon. “And we are thrilled to welcome on board with us principal sponsors HSBC Cayman together with the Ministry of Health, Environment, Youth, Sports and Culture who are major supporters of the event.

“The club is grateful to Andreas Ugland and the Cayman Motor Museum, Flowers Bottled Water, Jacques Scott, Water Authority of the Cayman Islands and Schloss Johannisberg wines for their additional support.”

Visitors will be treated to the ideal sailing conditions of North Sound with racing taking place over three days, each starting at 12 noon, under the guidance of race officers Peta Adams and Andrew Moon along with visiting international judges Gilmour Manuel and Harry Keith.

Cayman’s sailing team is made up of top junior sailors Alena Rankine, Florence Allen, Pablo Bertran and Finley McDougall in the Optimist Class and J22 teams led by Jane Moon, Simon Farrington and Mike Farrington.

In addition to the on water racing programme, the regatta features a full schedule of social events which are open to all. More information is available by contacting CISC at [email protected] and the club hopes that spectators will come out on the North Sound to enjoy watching some exciting sailboat racing.

For more information contact Charles Grover, Communications Officer at the Cayman Islands Sailing Club, Tel: 946 3200, Cell: 926-0099, Email: [email protected]