Governor’s Cup Regatta

| 14/09/2009

(CNS): The Governor’s Cup Regatta, one of the most prestigious events in the sailing calendar, will take place this weekend (19th and 20th September) at the Cayman Islands Sailing Club (CISC). The Cup was originally presented to CISC by Governor Alan Scott for an annual J/22 regatta and the first regatta was held in 1991. It has been raced every year since then usually in September, a CISC release says. With the resurgence in popularity of J/22 racing in Cayman, the CISC expects an impressive turnout of ten boats. The regatta will also involve a party on Saturday night, 19 September, at the CISC from 7:30pm.

Notable entries include: the defending champion, Mike Weber, who will be sailing with his staff of sailing coaches; and the 2009 KPMG International Regatta winner, Mike Farrington, sailing Compass Marine.

A new team comprised of CISC members, Jo Richards, Mark Edmunds, and Dave and Helen Stephenson sailing their boat, Mayhem, have been improving quickly and should make a run for the podium.

The CISC youth team will also be looking for a good result. The youth team includes Marina Maffessanti and Chris Delaney, fresh from the Byte World Championships, along with CISC instructor Alex Walton. Two new graduates from the CISC’s Talent Identification Programme, Deijian Solomon and Malik Williams of Red Bay Primary School, will be part of the youth team crew taking part in the event.

The regatta will also involve a party on Saturday night, 19 September, at the CISC from 7:30pm. The party is open to the public and the CISC is welcoming people to come and enjoy the regatta festivities. Tickets are CI$20 for CISC members and CI$25 for non-members and include food, a live band and drink specials.

For more information on the 2009 Governor’s Cup Regatta or for tickets for the party, please contact Rick Caley at admin@sailing.ky

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