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.