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Sailing: Cayman duo finish Emerald fleet at 2018 Optimist World Championships

Cayman Islands Sailing Club’s Matheo Capasso and George Hider wrapped up competition at the 2018 Optimist World Championships, held at the Famagusta Nautical Club in Limassol, Cyprus.

Sailing in the Emerald Fleet, Capasso improved to 31st overall, improving on his 42rd overall placement Monday. Hider improved his final standings as well, sailing to 47th overall after sitting in 56th at the conclusion of the seventh round.

Italy’s Marco Gradoni took home top prize, finishing 1st in the Gold Fleet.

The competition features 264 sailors from 61 countries. View all the results here.

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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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