BT finally gets ramp and races

Jet Ski racers get another opportunity to show their skills in Bodden Town this weekend in the first of what will be an annual event. It also marks the launch of a much-needed ramp, which the community has wanted for decades.

The White Tip Run is being organised by 2Frenzied race team together with Cayman Endurance Racing Group and the Bodden Town community.

The White Tip Run Jet Ski race will commemorate the opening of the Coe Wood Beach launch ramp.

Dwayne Seymour, Member of the Legislative Assembly for Bodden Town, said: “The significance of the ramp is that successive governments and Bodden Town elected members have been trying to achieve this for around 40 years and were unable to. Many local fishermen have pleaded for this ramp for many years and it’s the only ramp in Bodden Town and the only one on the south side of Grand Cayman besides South Sound.

“We expect two Jet Ski events a year if this goes well as Bodden Town is the fastest growing district and now the second-largest electorate in Cayman,” he added. “The Bodden Town residents are very receptive and happy that finally Minister Mark Scotland and myself were able to find a way to make this dream become a reality.”

Shane Edwards of 2Frenzied said: “This will be the first major Jet Ski race in Bodden Town and Cayman Endurance Racing Group and 2Frenzied are happy to be a part of this historic event. The racing will be done like an extended quarter-mile race with a twist. It will be a short course from the launch ramp out of the channel, around buoys and back in the channel. It will be a very interesting and exciting race for riders and spectators.”

The ramp

It will be at the Coe Wood Public Beach in Bodden Town on Saturday, 16 February. Rider registration is between 10am and noon and racing starts at 1pm.

Registration for riders is free and there is an $800 cash prize for the winner. There are no racing classes and there will be local crafts and food for sale with music by Atom Skillz. “We look forward to people coming out to support the event,” Edwards said.

For information and registration forms, e-mail [email protected]

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