Savannah Primary and Cayman Prep share trophy

| 02/12/2010

(CISC): The primary division in the 2010 RBC School Sailing Championship was a thrilling event for students and spectators alike. The regatta was sailed on 26 November 2010 at the Cayman Islands Sailing Club (CISC). Each school had a team of ten sailors who raced a total of eighteen races. Conditions were perfect and competition was fierce. The overall lead changed hands a number of times and there was very little to choose between any of the schools. Cayman Prep started well in the individual team events but were not as strong in the team relays although they held the lead going into the final race.

Savannah Primary had a very organised team with some very enthusiastic teacher/coaches and overall showed the most consistent sailing. Red Bay Primary showed good strategy in several races but didn’t have the consistency in depth. Prospect Primary, who have on their team two of the best youth sailors in Cayman, sailed well but the pressure seemed to get to them and their challenge fell off towards the end.

With all teams very close on points the championship went down to the wire with the final Gold Medal race counting for double points. Red Bay won the race but it was not quite enough. Savannah took second which was just enough to tie Cayman Prep on points overall. The championship was shared for the first time in the twelve year history of the event.

Coach Raph praised the children and their teachers for their efforts over the year in preparing for this regatta. “Each year the schools programme grows bigger and the standard of sailing and levels of teamwork were outstanding today.”

Ms Annie Manderson from Royal Bank was on hand to present the trophies and she too praised the kids for putting on such a great display of discipline and team work.

As always CISC is grateful for the support of the Ministry of Health, Environment, Youth, Sports & Culture for continuing to support our school sailing programme and to RBC for being our longest serving sponsors who make this marquee event possible every year.

Final results
1st= Cayman Prep & Savannah Primary
3rd Prospect Primary School
4th Red Bay Primary School

The RBC High School Championship is scheduled for Friday 3 December

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