Sixteen nations are set to start racing in the waters of Grand Cayman on 10 March for the Byte CII North American Championship and for the four boy's and four girl's country qualifying positions in the upcoming 2010 Singapore Youth Olympic Games.
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.
Twelve Caribbean nations together with Canada, Guatemala, Bermuda and USA have arrived in the Cayman Islands for Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Qualifier in the Boy's and Girl's One Person Dinghy events. The top four nations in each event will secure their qualification to compete at the inaugural Youth Olympic Games held in Singapore this August.
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.
Take a look at the Byte Championship website for images of the teams, latest results and more.
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Full details of the qualification system and qualified nations date are available on ISAF's dedicated YOG microsite www.sailing.org/yog.