CII NA Championship and NA YOG Qualifier - Sixteen nations are set to start racing in the waters of Grand Cayman on March 10th for the Byte CII North American Championship and for the four male and four female country qualifying positions in the upcoming Youth Olympic Games in Singapore in August.
CII Fleet 2010
ISAF Vice President Teo Ping Low from Singapore spent one of the pre-regatta training days at the Cayman Islands Sailing Centre, hosts of the event, meeting many of the young 15 and 16 year old sailors. He is seen below with the team from Cuba.
Team Cuba: Sanlay Castro, Coach Maricela Duarte Sanchez, Lester Hernandez Martinez and Teo Ping Low.
Below, teams from the Dominican Republic and Bermuda come ashore after one of the numerous training sessions that have been taking place for the last three days amongst all the nations. A practice race kicks off the 16 race series on Wednesday.
CII Training 2010
Team Netherlands Antilles - Eugene Hendrix, Just van Aanholt and Kevin van Otterdijk
Team Cayman: Christopher Delaney, Lizzie Wauchope, Marina Maffessanti and Ben Williams
Team Dominican Republic: Eduardo Ariza Marrero, Paloma Esteban Pao and Erik Holmbom
Team Bermuda: Kalin Hillier, Mackenzie Cooper, Alex Davis, Rahiem Steede, Omen Siese and Dimitri Stevens
Team USA: Sarah Stubbs is the lone entry from the US
Team Espana!: Marti Llena has qualified Spain in the European Championship and is in Cayman for training.
Team Canada: Cameron Ho, Emily Merry, Violet Stafford and Sarah Douglas
Team Jamaica: Jamaican Marina Maffessanti is studying in Cayman and sails out of the host Club
Team US Virgin Islands: Challis Diaz, Ian Barrows and Coach Krista Siino