Watercraft racing returned to Cayman’s waters in style on Sunday as speed merchants hit the water for the resumption of a racing series.

The Cayman Islands Watercraft Association is reviving its race circuit and hopes to host a series of events over the next few years.

Sunday’s race series on South Sound saw Gary Albert Whittaker triumph in the expert class. Javier Medina, his teammate in the Nuttin 2 Lose squad, was second. Roshad Goff of Tony’s Toys was third.

Matthew Panton was first in the amateur class, with Chase Greene taking first in the novice section.

Whittaker said it was the first time the watercraft race series had taken place for around 18 months.

He said it was great to be back on the water and he hoped to get more people involved. The expert class racers compete on adapted skis, ranging from 400 to 500 horsepower.

“It is really good for the youth because there is not much else for them to do,” Whittaker said. “I am glad it is starting back up because it gives them something positive to do instead of being on the street running up and down.”

The next race is in August. Anyone interested in getting involved can contact Vincent Ramgeet on 923-5548.


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