Sailing youth Olympic games qualifying regatta

| 07/12/2009

(CNS): The Cayman Islands National Sailing Authority will host a Sailing Regatta in March 2010, which will encompass a Youth Olympic Games Qualifier in the Byte C11 Dinghy class boat for young athletes who will be eligible to compete at the Singapore 2010 Inaugural Youth Olympic Games in August 2010. These athletes must be born between January 1st 1994 and December 31st 1995.The qualifier will be a Regional event and will take place in the North Sound, from the Cayman Islands Sailing Club in Red Bay. (Left: Athlete Chris Delaney, athlete Marina Maffessanti, coach Mike Weber)

Competitors have shown an interest in or have registered from Barbados, Bermuda, Canada, Cayman, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Jamaica, Mexico, Netherland Antilles, St Lucia, the US and Venezuela.

As the Youth Olympic Games falls under the umbrella of the Cayman Islands Olympic Committee (CIOC), a grant has been provided by CIOC to assist the Sailing Authority with the expenses of the Qualifying Regatta. CIOC wishes the Sailing Authority a very successful event and hopes that athletes from the region will qualify for the Youth Olympic Games next year.

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