CIS wins the RBC Inter Schools sailing regatta

| 04/12/2012

Racing was close (240x300).jpg(CISC): On Friday 23rd November, close to 50 sailors representing nine schools (Red Bay, Savannah, Cayman Prep, Prospect, Georgetown, St Ignatius, Cayman International School and Outer districts a combined East End and North Side Primary team) battled it out in the North Sound for the right to be crowned 2012 National School Sailing Champions.The racing was always very close and after 24 races only 7 points separated the top 5 schools. Cayman International School took first place with 20 points, second were a much improved Red Bay Primary with 23 points and Cayman Prep were third with 24 points. Outer Districts were just outside the top 3 with 26 points and Savannah took fifth with 27.

Mitzie Bailey from RBC presented the trophy to the CIS sailors. “On behalf of my colleagues at RBC I wish to congratulate the members of the Cayman Islands Sailing Club for staging another successful RBC Inter Schools Sailing Regatta.  This year’s regatta was the largest ever with nine schools signed up for the competition. At RBC, supporting our youth is one of the core areas of focus for our community involvement programs.   Here in the Cayman Islands, we’ve chosen to support the efforts of the Cayman Islands Sailing Club because we believe that athletic training is critical to helping young people realize their full potential”

Head Coach Raph Harvey praised all the sailors. “The standard of sailing skills has continued to rise so that you can sail longer courses with greater control of the boat. That is why the races were all so close. I would like to especially mention Red Bay Primary who have competed in all the RBC championships and this year they trained hard, got themselves organised and came out and only just failed to take the trophy. Also we are thrilled to have representatives from East End and North Side for the first time.”

Sailing Club manager, Rick Caley, thanked RBC for their continued support. “This is the longest running event in Youth sailing and RBC has been on board from the start some 14 years ago. The standards continue to improve and we are grateful for the continued support of RBC.”

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