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Sailing: Capasso 35th, Nielsen 40th after day one of NA Optimist Championships

Two of Cayman’s optimist sailors sailed to top 40 performances on day one of the 2018 North American Optimist Championships held at the Yallarta Yacht Club in Riviera Nayarit, Mexico.

13-year-old Matheo Capasso finished 34th overall, while Jaspar Nielsen sailed to 40th position out of 14 nations and 149 sailors.

James Costa placed 116th while George Hider sailed to 136th.

Capasso will look to build on his 90th overall placing at the 2017 North American National Championships. In April, he placed third overall at the Dutch Optimist Regatta. Capasso will also competed along with Hider in the 2018 World Championships in Cyprus beginning 28th August.

The competition continues until Sunday 1st July.



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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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