Organisers rig up for Race Cayman 2012

| 08/03/2012

Race Cayman J22s racing upwind (264x300).jpg(CISC): Cayman Islands Sailing Club will be hosting Race Cayman 2012 15th – 18th March. Racing takes place in North Sound and will include the Western Caribbean and Open Optimist Dinghy Championship and the J22 International Invitational Regatta. Cayman competitors will be racing against visiting sailors from USA, UK, Bahamas, Jamaica, Germany, Norway and South Africa on Friday 16th through Sunday 18th March.This event is the largest international sailing regatta that is held in the Cayman Islands attracting competitors and teams from around the world.  

"We are very excited to be hosting another prestigious international regatta in Cayman" said CISC Commodore AndrewMoon. "We are thrilled to welcome on board with us principal sponsors HSBC Cayman together with the Ministry of Health, Environment, Youth, Sports and Culture who are major supporters of the event.'

He added that the Club is grateful to Andreas Ugland and the Cayman Motor Museum, Flowers Bottled Water, Jacques Scott, Water Authority of the Cayman Islands and Schloss Johannisberg wines for their additional support.
 
Visitors will be treated to the ideal sailing conditions of North Sound with racing taking place over three days, each starting at 12 noon, under the guidance of Race Officers Peta Adams and Andrew Moon along with visiting International Judges Gilmour Manuel and Harry Keith.

Cayman's sailing team is made up of top junior sailors Alena Rankine, Florence Allen, Pablo Bertran and Finley McDougall in the Optimist Class and J22 teams led by Jane Moon, Simon Farrington and Mike Farrington. In addition to the on water racing programme, the regatta features a full schedule of social events which are open to all. 

More information is available by contacting CISC at admin@sailing.ky and the Club hopes that spectators will come out on the North Sound to enjoy watching some exciting sailboat racing.

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  1. David Thursfield says:

    I never cease to be amazed by the shere vigor of the Cayman Islands Sailing Club to put on events punching well outside their weight in terms of population etc.   The Cayman financial sector does similar but in comparative terms the sailing Club wins hands down.  Well done those involved for putting the Cayman footprint so large on the international sailing map, or should I say chart!  Congrations.