Boats to storm high seas

The Cayman Islands Sailing Club will host the fourth annual Stormchaser dinghy regatta on the weekend of 9-10 June.

The Stormchaser regatta was introduced to mark the arrival of the hurricane season and takes place in June every year. It is one of only two regattas held during the year where different classes of sailing boat sail together.

The senior fleet races in Lasers whilst the juniors, who have been much in the news recently for their success in local and overseas competition will be in Optimist dinghies.

On Sunday the catboats will be joining in, racing in North Sound, a true spectacle of the traditional and modern sailing in Cayman. True to its Stormchaser title, the early June weather has usually brought strong variable wind and waves, making for exciting sailing. Last year’s champion Raph Harvey is looking forward to defending his title.

“We have plenty of very good dinghy sailors in Cayman and the conditions are such that anyone could have a good couple of days and take the trophy,” Harvey said. “With seven or eight races the lead can change hands several times. You just have to try and be consistent and always make sure you are in the mix.”

For more information, contact club manager Rick Caley at [email protected]