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Sailing: Cayman takes 4th overall in team sail of NA Optimist Championships

After sailing to two top 75 performances in the first five qualifying races of the 2018 North American Optimist Championships, Cayman’s sailors pulled off a brilliant result Thursday (28 June) at the Vallarta Yacht Club in Riviera Nayarit, Mexico.

The team of Matheo Capasso, Jaspar Nielsen, James Costa and George Hider placed fourth overall in team racing, the first time Cayman has ever entered a team in the continental team racing event. The quartet narrowly missed out on the bronze medal, leading through most of the race. Sailing from the United States took all three medals on the day.

The field consisted of 14 teams from 7 countries with Cayman seeded second to last upon entering the race.

Individual competition continues Friday (29 June) and continues until Sunday 1st July. Capasso currently sits in 42nd, while Nielsen is 67th overall.

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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 jordanarmenise@hurleysmedia.ky.

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