Freddie Last was the star sailor at the Flowers Bottled Water Cayman Islands National Youth Championship Regatta, winning six of seven races on Sunday.
Organized by the Cayman Islands Sailing Club, the regatta featured a series of three races in the morning and four in the afternoon.
Last swept the scoreboard with consistent first-place finishes, ending with a total score of six points in his seven races. More than 25 youths competed for the championship in three fleets. Parents watched from the shore and cheered on the youngsters throughout the day.
Conditions in the morning were challenging as looming showers constantly shifted the wind direction and speed. The third race concluded just in time for a heavy shower which moved the al fresco lunch indoors.
Heading out to the course in the afternoon, much was to be decided as scoring was close across all the fleets. Conditions turned out to be more consistent and athletes began to battle fatigue as the final races commenced.
In the laser fleet Pablo Bertran recovered strongly after a capsize in the morning, to finish the day with three wins and first place.
Honorable mention goes to second-place finisher Andres McDermot and to third-place finisher Allena Rankine, who was also the recipient of the sportsmanship award of the regatta. In the optimist fleet, Ava Hider finished in second place and the defending champion Fenna Madison in third.
In the double-handed pico fleet, the Madison twins, Graeme and David, celebrated a victory along with their birthday.
They were closely followed by Ethan Slocock and Matthew Hanson in second, and in third place were Lilly McGrath and Isabella Jackson-Briggs.