20-year-old Jesse Jackson is ready to take on the Paracus Bay.
Competing in Laser Standard, Jackson, along with Cayman Islands Sailing Club national coach Raphael Harvey, traveled from Lima, Peru to the neighbouring city for three days of practice Monday prior to the first of five days of competition beginning Saturday (3 August).
“Overall it’s been pretty good,” said Jackson. “There’s no wind in the morning, but in the afternoon we get 10 to 12 knots. I’ve been going out with teams from other countries. Overall, the speed looks good. I am looking forward to this event.”
In July 2018, Jackson finished 12th out of 17 sailors in Single Handed Radial at the Central American & Caribbean Games.
The Solent University sophomore had previously sailed with the German National team 22-30 June at Kiel Olympic Week where he finished top-five in three of four races.
Here is a look at the remaining schedule for athletes representing the Cayman Islands at the XVIII Pan American Games:
John Bodden: 1500m freestyle, 400m freestyle, 200m butterfly
Kemar Hyman: 100m dash
Lauren Hew: 200m freestyle, 100m freestyle, 50m freestyle
Brett Fraser: 200m freestyle, 100m freestyle, 50m freestyle