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Antigua hits 50th sailing week

Antigua Sailing Week is celebrating its 50th edition this year and sailors worldwide will be at the party. Cayman Islands is building up its competitive sailing reputation and it’s only a matter of time before a boat from these shores features prominently in one of this event’s many races. It …

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Baileys always fit for funds

By Ron Shillingford At virtually every endurance event in the Cayman Islands there is a husband and wife team sure to enter, Chris and Kym Bailey. From the fun runs like the St. Patrick’s Day 5k to the gruelling Mercuryman and Cayman half marathon, their names can usually be found …

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Pros recommend Mercuryman

Marino Vanhoenacker, the former world record holder for the Ironman triathlon, enjoyed every aspect of his first visit to the Cayman Islands. The 39-year-old Belgian broke the course record of 4 hours 11 minutes at the Generali Worldwide Mercuryman triathlon on Sunday, Jan. 22 with a time of 4:01:48. Eighty …

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Bolt not bitter at team-mate

By Ron Shillingford Usain Bolt does not believe his legacy has been tarnished after having to return one of his nine Olympic gold medals because Jamaican team-mate Nesta Carter tested positive for a banned substance. And Bolt refuses to condemn Carter. Bolt is gracious despite the disappointment and says he …

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Football breakup likely

Several Caribbean nations have supported a bid to break away from regional football representatives CONCACAF in favour of forming an independent confederation as disputes over funding grow. The issue was raised at a recent meeting of the Caribbean Football Union executive and 26 of 31 nations were in support of …

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West is still riding high

By Ron Shillingford   Marlene “Marz” West is one of the most accomplished athletes in the Cayman Islands and shows no signs of slowing down despite three knee surgeries in the past. No longer able to take the pounding of running and other contact sports, the squash ace is now …

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Reggae Boyz tune up in US

Jamaica’s Reggae Boyz are hoping to have their best players available for two approaching friendlies as part of preparations for the Caribbean Cup finals and July’s CONCACAF Gold Cup. Neither friendly – against United States on Feb. 3 and against Honduras 13 days later – are on designated FIFA dates, …

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McDowall is Special Olympics top coach

Penny McDowall, the Cayman Islands Special Olympics swimming coach, has been named the Special Olympics North America 2016 Coach of the Year. Mrs. McDowall was surprised during Special Olympics Cayman Island’s Unsung Heroes Gala at the Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa on Saturday, Jan. 21 when she was presented with …

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Vanhoenacker proves his class

By Ron Shillingford The Generali Worldwide Mercuryman celebrated its fifth anniversary over the public holiday weekend with a former world record holder breezing home in style to win Cayman’s only half Iron distance triathlon Marino Vanhoenacker completed the 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike and 13.1 mile half marathon run in 4 …

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NFL’s ambition knows no bounds

By Ron Shillingford   More than 110 million Americans will be glued to their screens next week as Super Bowl LI kicks-off at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas with hundreds of millions of others worldwide tuned in, including in Cayman. It is on Sunday, Feb. 5 and the Houston Texans …

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