Yacht club stages day of fun

The Cayman Islands Yacht Club will host its inaugural Fishing Tournament and Fun Day on Saturday. 

In a unique one-day format, teams of fishermen will battle to win a share of the $20,000 prize fund. The event, however, is not just for fishermen, as the venue will be buzzing with activity all day with Z99’s Trunk or Treat as well as a kayak race, domino tournament, live music and family friendly games to amuse all present. 

The fishing tournament, sponsored by Rubis, is a one day challenge that welcomes participants to fish from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

The fishing community can venture beyond the 60 mile bank for tuna, wahoo and mahi. Those without a boat can also register to join a crew to give budding anglers an opportunity to share in the excitement. 

“The Cayman Islands Yacht Club was known as the home of fishing tournaments and it is our pleasure to welcome the community back to the property for our first tournament since Hurricane Ivan in 2004,” said Karl Noble, senior manager at the Cayman Islands Yacht Club. 

“For this event it was important to offer more than the fishing element and therefore we welcome the Trunk or Treat event, as well as other activities which are family focused.” 

Visitors to the yacht club will also benefit from a mini boat show courtesy of Pro Yacht. “All in all, our inaugural event should be a memorable one.” 

The domino competition is set to be a hot contest, with a cash prize of $1,500 up for grabs. Steve Bullings, a regular customer at the Anchors convenience store, said, “It’s great to see an event of this scale revisiting the original yacht club. We have been playing dominoes on the deck here since Anchors opened 18 months ago. It’s a great venue and now we can’t wait for the tournament.” 

The Anchors store will serve as mission control for the day. Participants can register, stock up for the day on water, or relax and enjoy the fun in the breeze from the new deck. 

For more information, email [email protected] or visit www.ciyachtclub.ky. 

Charles Ebanks and Jimmy Nelson are looking forward to the Cayman Islands Yacht Club Fishing Tournament.
Charles Ebanks and Jimmy Nelson are looking forward to the Cayman Islands Yacht Club Fishing Tournament.