In a huge outpouring of support, the Cayman Islands Government and a large cross section of local business are assisting the Cayman Islands Sailing Club (CISC) in its bid to have the CII North American Championship and Youth Olympic Games Qualifier the outstanding experience of the season for the young sailors attending the regatta.
Jennifer Ahearn, centre left, representing the Cayman Islands Government as the Permanent Secretary & Chief Officer, Ministry of Health, Environment, Youth, Sports, & Culture and, next to her, Member of the Legislative Assembly Dwayne Seymour, with the CISC Youth Sailors and CISC Staff.
So far, 13 countries are represented - Bermuda, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Cayman, Canada, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Jamaica, Netherlands Antilles, Spain, St Lucia and the US Virgin Islands. The Spanish entry has already qualified for the games in her continental Qualifier but is coming to Cayman for the experience and practice and a chance to win the Open Championship.
Note: The sponsors appearing below are in a completely random order that bears no relationship to the amount of the sponsorship or the time of their enrollment.(Editor)
Jane Moon, Principal Organizer of the event for the CISC, receives a sponsorship cheque from Bouke Maddock, Manager, Cayman Camera and his staff.
RBS Coutts (Cayman) Limited
Jane Moon with David Foster, Head of Private Banking, RBS Coutts Cayman, presenting his firm's sponsorship cheque to Andrew Moon, CISC Commodore.
Water Authority - Cayman
Cayman Islands Sailing Club represented by Andrew Moon, Commodore, Katrina Davis CISC Coach, Peta Adams CISC Race Officer and Jane Moon, Event Organizer receive a sponsorship cheque from John Bodden, Representative of the Water Authority - Cayman.
Harbour House Marina
Jane Moon receives a sponsorship cheque on behalf of CISC from Jose Bush-Aleman at Harbour House Marina.
RBC Royal Bank
CISC recieves a check from Sandra Coe of RBC Royal Bank. From Lef to Right, Katrina Davis CISC Coach, Mike Weber CISC Director of Sailing, Athlete Alex Walton, Sandra Coe RBC and Athlete Chris Delaney.
Cayman Islands Olympic Committee
A handsome cheque indeed! CISC Members, Commodore Andrew Moon, Athlete Chris Delaney, Athlete Marina Maffessanti and Mike Weber Director of Sailing receive a much appreciated cheque from Donald McLean, President of the Cayman Islands Olympic Committee. This is a wonderful example of how some of the smaller nations of the world are throwing their full support behind the first-ever Youth Olympic Games to be held in August this year in Singapore.
Brickhouse Restaurant and Black Pearl Skate Park
Mike Weber, CISC Sailing Director with John Mack of Brickhouse Restaurant and Black Pearl Skate Park in front of the wave machine. The Brickhouse and Black Pearl are hosting the competitors to dinner on Sunday night, the 14th, where they will also be able to use the wave machine!