Youth sailing qualifying regatta

The qualifying regatta was held last weekend to decide who will represent the Cayman Islands at the ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships to be held in December in Langkawi, Malaysia.  

A strong turnout of youth sailors saw a fiercely contested regatta with a number of sailors winning individual races. Pablo Bertran won the youth men division; Andres McDermot placed second and Jesse Jackson was third. Florence Allen won the youth ladies division, followed closely by Alena Rankine.  

The elite sailors will travel to a number of international regattas to hone their skills and experience before heading to Malaysia in December with their coach, Raph Harvey.