The big sail boats will be in action for the first time this year during the first race of eight for the Harbour House Marina Cruiser Series.
Last year saw the inaugural “Round the Sound” series and proved popular with 17 different boats coming out for what was billed as fun racing throughout the North Sound of Grand Cayman with a competitive spirit.
Clive Bodden’s Yahoo Yahoo took the trophy last year, after sailing consistently in six races. The series has now been expanded to eight races and everyone will be gunning for the big catamaran.
Bruce Johnson’s Blue Runner, who came in second overall, has had his boat out of the water prepping it to do even better this year.
“The races are fun, but the prizes from Harbour House are well worth giving it all you’ve got,” Mr. Johnson said.
The cruiser series, which is a collaboration between the sailing club and Harbour House Marina, drew plenty of support during its first year.
“We hoped that running fairly short races with easy courses would allow for greater participation,” said Rick Caley, manager of the sailing club. “No boats felt intimidated racing with the big guns and the spirit after racing was enhanced by some great barbecues. We hope to attract even more boats to come out and join in the fun this year.”
Saturday, 2 February, sees the first race, which will start at 1pm. Other upcoming race dates are 17 March, 21 April, 1 June and 28 July.
Anyone interested in participating, or would like more information should e-mail [email protected]