Sailing: Clean sweep for Cayman at Bahamas Optimist Nationals

The Cayman Islands Sailing Club (CISC) optimists dominated the waters this past weekend at the 2018 Bahamas National Optimist Sailing Championships held 12-13 October at the Harbour Island Sailing Club.

13-year old Matheo Capasso repeated as Bahamas National Optimist champion topping the Red Fleet, while 12-year old Jaspar Nielsen topped the Blue Fleet, with 10-year old Ciara Murphy winning Green Fleet in her first regatta abroad.

Cayman excelled in the overall standings with Nielsen (2nd overall) Charlie Hunn (4th overall) and Xavier Marshall (11th overall) all finishing in the top fifteen among 41 sailors.

Also sailing in her first international regatta was 10-year old Allie Capasso who placed second behind Murphy in the Green Fleet.

Check out 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 or .

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