The Whittaker Cat, skippered by Jerris Miller, came second overall in the Premier Cup Race on Monday. – Photos: Eziethamae Bodden

Heavy rain showers and cloudy skies did not deter Cayman’s catboat sailors Monday, who took to the water to take part in the Cayman Catboat Club’s Discovery Day Premier Cup Race.

Three of the traditional blue and white boats took part in the race, which started at 10:45 a.m. from the Cayman Islands Sailing Club in Red Bay.

The sailors took part in three races in total. Kem Jackson captained his catboat, Captain D, to two victories, while Jerris Miller, skipper of Whittaker Cat, won one race. Skipper Rommell Ebanks, in Brac Cat, came third in the races. The overall results were: Kem Jackson and Joey Jackson in first place; Jerris Miller, Ned Miller, Tim Adam and Nordell Jackson in third place; and Rommell Ebanks in third place.

If you value our service, if you have turned to us in the past few days or weeks for verified, factual updates, if you have watched our live streaming of press conferences or sent an article to a friend... please consider a donation. Quality local journalism was at risk before the coronavirus crisis. It is now deeply threatened. Even a small amount can go a long way to sustaining our mission of informing the public. We need our readers’ financial support now more than ever.