Cayman’s optimist sailing quartet set sail in the 2018 North American Optimist Championships, while the domestic sailing calendar saw the addition of a new regatta.
Managed by Tara Nielsen, the team of Matheo Capasso, George Hider, Jasper Nielsen and James Costa hit the water Tuesday (26 June) for the five day regatta held at the Vallarta Yacht Club in Riviera Nayarit, Mexico. In 2017, the Cayman Islands Sailing Club (CISC) sent two sailors with Capasso, 13, finishing 90th overall.
Domestically, the CISC welcomed Saturday (23 June) the inaugural Scotts Marine Hobie National Championships. The regatta coincided with the schedule ‘End of Rotation’ regatta, offering for races in three classes. CISC Technical Director Raphael Harvey said the added sailors made for a new dynamic.
“It was a great club buzz at the club this weekend, all sailors had a great time. The Hobie Cat class plan to run the championship twice a year.”