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Sailing duo are gaining valuable experience at World Championships

Allena Rankine and Shane Andres McDermott are wrapping up their time at the 2016 AON Youth Sailing World Championships in New Zealand.

Rankine and McDermott are facing their biggest sailing challenge at the championships getting off the starting line. The duo is accustomed to starting with 3 to 5 sailor but in New Zealand they are up against more than 20 boats.

Accompanied by their coach Raph Harvey, he says it has been a challenging regatta but the duo are gaining much-needed experience.

After four races McDermot currently sits in 42nd place. The top three are Australia’s Finnian Alexander, Italy’s Paolo Giargia
and USA’s Carrson Pearce.

Rankine currently sits in 36th place, Germany’s Hannah Anderson is in first, Uruguay’s Dolores Fraschini and Hungary’s Maria Erdi are the top three.

On Friday, it’s the first time Cayman has had two youth sailors competing on the world level. The competition wraps up tomorrow.

About the author

Jade Webster

Jade Webster

Jade Webster has rejoined the Cayman 27 Team as Sports Reporter/ Producer in August 2016. Jade has a background in News and has developed a passion for Sports while covering international Games. Jade was one of 35 Young Reporters selected worldwide to be apart of the Young Reporters Programme by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) at the Second Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China. She was awarded the 'Best IOC Young Reporter', and went on to cover the Second Winter Youth Olympic Games in Lilehammer, Norway. Jade was also selected as a Young Reporter in 2015 to cover the Toronto Pan American Games, where she was awarded a Hockey Stick for her hard-work and dedication. Jade was the Press Officer for the Cayman Islands Olympic Committee at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janerio, Brazil. She graduated with honors in Broadcast Journalism from the University of South Florida

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