Harvey sails off with Laser crown

One of Cayman’s best sailing instructors claimed a local championship.

The Laser is an Olympic class boat and one of the most sailed classes worldwide. The regatta, which features a handicap system, allows all three categories of Laser sailors to compete for the overall championship, providing the opportunity for youth sailors to rate their skills against their more veteran counterparts and making the event accessible to sailors of all levels.

Richard Murphy, competing in his first regatta since moving to Cayman, provided an element of the unknown and narrowly secured the Radial class title, by one point, ahead of Tomeaka McTaggart.

“We have been planning a regatta on Seven Mile Beach for some time and it proved to be a perfect venue”, explained Mike Farrington. “We race nearly every weekend in our home waters of North Sound but we are a bit secluded. This allowed many more people to see that we have a healthy racing programme.”

Full regatta results and information about other events hosted by the sail club can be found at sailing.ky