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Sailing: Rankine 15th, Jackson 49th after day one of Youth World Sailing Championships

Day one of the 2017 Youth World Championships is in the books as Cayman’s Allena Rankine and Jesse Jackson hit the waters in the first of five days of competition in Sanya, China.

Girls Laser Radial

Rankine sits in 15th overall after the first round of action, finishing third overall in the second race, after placing 28th in the first. Forty sailors total make up the grouping.

Boys Laser Radial

Jesse Jackson sits in 49th out of 51 sailors after placing 39th in the first round but fell to 51st in the second.

Coach’s Comments with Raphael Harvey

“Wind conditions have been coming in at 8 to 14 knots from the northeast. The wind is forecast to drop in the coming days. Each day will have two rounds of sailing, minus Friday which will have one followed by the closing ceremony.”

Tags2017 youth world sailing championships Allena Rankine china jesse jackson laser radial raphael harvey sailing sanya

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Jordan Armenise

Jordan Armenise

Jordan Armenise began his sports broadcasting journey with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League (CFL). It was in this role where he was able to craft the immersive and enthusiastic approach to reporting, broadcasting and production you see here today in Cayman's sports community.

Jordan has also worked behind the scenes for a number of Canadian broadcasting & production companies such as CBC Sports, Cineflix Productions and Cream Productions.

Did he mention he was St. Clare of Assisi's 1994 Athlete of the Year?

Now dubbed 'The Sports Guy', Jordan relishes the role as Cayman 27 Sports Producer, where he can tell the stories of Cayman’s athletes. You can reach Jordan at or .

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