Scotiabank renews sponsorship for young sailors

| 28/09/2009

(CNS): For the third year in a row, Scotiabank is the title sponsor for the Cayman Islands National Youth Sailing Championship. The two-day regatta, to be held on 24th and 25th October 2009, will determine Cayman’s top sailors under the age of eighteen. The championship will be sailed in four different types of sailboats: Bytes, Lasers, Picos, and Optimists. The Optimist division will also include a beginner class for novice racers.

All races will take place on the waters of North Sound in front of the Cayman Islands Sailing Club in Red Bay. Spectators will be able to watch the racing from the balcony at the clubhouse and private motor boats are are welcome to view the racing from the water.

All youth sailors with some racing experience are invited to attend the regatta. The races will begin at 1pm each day and there will be an awards ceremony and barbeque following the racing on Sunday 25th October. All competitors will receive a t-shirt and there will be prizes for the top three sailors in each class.

To register and reserve a boat, please email Rick Caley at Boats are limited and will be available on a first come first served basis. Registration opens on 1st October 2009.

For more information about sailing in the Cayman Islands, please visit

Photo: Shane Ebanks of Scotiabank presents a cheque to CISC Sailing Director, Mike Weber, and youth sailors from Savannah.

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