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Sailing: Capasso, Hider to represent Cayman at Opti Worlds in Cyprus

Cayman’s Matheo Capasso and George Hider will represent Cayman at the 2018 Optimist World Championships in Cyprus 27th August to 6th September. The duo finished 1st and 2nd after three qualifying races at the Cayman Islands Sailing Club.

The final race held Saturday 20th January determined which sailors will also represent Cayman at the North American World Championships in Mexico at the Vallarta Yacht Club in Mexico 24th June to 1st July. Joining Capasso and Hider will be Jasper Nielson (3rd overall) and Olivia Jackson (4th overall).

National sailing coach Raphael Harvey says he was impressed to all the sailors who competed.

“Congratulations to all the sailors that took part in the qualifiers, each sailor played an very important role in helping us find the top four best sailors for this year’s Optimist North Americans and Optimist World Championship. We wish them all the best; sail fast, sail smart and as the saying goes the rest will be history.”

Here’s a look at the final table:

1st Matheo Capasso (17pts)

2nd George Hider    (27pts)

3rd Jasper Nielson  (42pts)

4th Olivia Jackson   (53pts)

5th James Costa       (62pts)

6th Edmund Day      (78pts)

7th Charlie Hunn     (84pts)

8th Xavier Marshall (104pts)

9th Jayden Goddard (121pts)

10th Finn Richards   (121pts)


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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 333.6521 or

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