Cayman Prep wins schools sailing championship

| 11/12/2009

Cayman Islands Sports News(CNS): The primary division in the 2009 RBC School Sailing Championship was won by a team of sailors from Cayman Prep. The school was very excited to win this title as the last time they won this regatta was in 2002. Cayman Prep now holds the title in the primary division of the “Best school sailing team in Cayman”, a title that had been previously held by St. Ignatius. The regatta was sailed on 27 November at the Cayman Islands Sailing Club (CISC) and was sailed in Picos.

A total of sixteen races were held in windy conditions which made for challenging sailing. On average just over ten young sailors per school competed in each team and a points system determined which team won overall.

St. Ignatius came second and Savannah Primary School came third. A total of six schools competed this year, the largest number of primary teams in the championship’s eleven year history with eighty children competing in the regatta.

Unfortunately the strong wind postponed the senior division to a later date.

Cayman Islands Sprots NsMichael Weber, sailing director for the Cayman Islands Sailing Club, praised the children and gave thanks to RBC. “Each year we see more sailors and better sailing. I am delighted that RBC increased its sponsorship for this year’s event.”

Weber also noted the other sponsors. “Special thanks to the Brick House for providing the food for the regatta, the Ministry of Health, Environment, Youth, Sports & Culture for continuing to support our school sailing programme and Dairy Queen for some frozen treats for the kids.”

The next major regatta is the Captain Leroy Watson Regatta in East End on the long weekend on 23rd-24th January 2010. Anyone interested in sailing should check out the CISC’s website at www.sailing.ky or the club’s Facebook page.

Final results

1st Cayman Prep
2nd St. Ignatius
3rd Savannah Primary School
4th Red Bay Primary School
5th Prospect Primary School
6th George Town Primary School

For more information on the Cayman Islands Sailing Team, please contact Mike Weber at sailing@sailing.ky

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