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Sailing: Capasso places 3rd overall at Dutch Optimist Regatta

Cayman’s Matheo Capasso saved his best for last Sunday (8 April) placing 3rd overall at the Opti Spring Regatta in Port Zelande, Netherlands. Capasso, 13, won two of the five races among the 215 entries in the championship fleet to claim his first European podium.

The regatta also included Cayman Islands Sailing Club’s George Hider (101st) and Jaspar Nielsen (149th). The three previously sailed in the first leg of the European trip at the 36th Meeting of Lake Garda in Italy where Capasso finished 67th out of 1061 sailors in the championship fleet.

The trio’s next international action will be the North American Championships in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico starting 24 June. Capasso and Hider are also set to compete at the World Championships in Cyprus at the end of the summer.

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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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