Cayman sailors take 3rd place in J22 Worlds

| 21/05/2014

(CISC): Brothers, Mike and Simon Farrington have returned from South Africa where they successfully clinched a podium finish in the J22 World Championships. Although they sail against each other on different boats here in Cayman, they teamed up and sailed a great regatta clinching three second place finishes in the 11 race competition.This is the 4th World Championships in which Mike Farrington has represented Cayman and the results have shown a steady increase. “After competing in two championships in the USA we came fourth last year in France and now we have got in on the medals” explained a very happy skipper. “Who knows, perhaps next year in Germany we can do even better.”

Brother Simon was equally upbeat. “We had hoped to have Coach Raph on the team this year and with his skills we might have taken second place. Our substitute crew Ilianna did a great job and the winds were light. Next year the Baltic Sea in Germany might be a bit of a challenge temperature wise!”

Sailing club manager Rick Caley was full of praise. “They are both very successful sailors here at home but to go out and put yourself up against the best of the world in a very competitive sailing fleet is a great achievement for local sailors. Our youth sailors are off to China this summer to represent Cayman in the Youth Olympic Games and so it has been a very successful year and shows that we have a lot of talent on our small island.”


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