Opening Parade For The 2019 Optimist World Championship Set For This afternoon

There will then be remarks from dignitaries including the Minister of
Sports, Yacht Club Commodore Franklyn Braithwaite, and the president
of the International Optimist Dinghy Association (IODA) who will
declare the event open, followed by fireworks and music from Asher
Otto and Tizzy.

A VIBRANT opening parade of 65 participating nations brandishing their country flags will kick off the much-anticipated 2019 Optimist World Championship this Sunday.

Members of the public are invited to turn out in their national colours and join the walk departing from the National Sailing Academy in Dockyard Drive at 5pm.

Live music will accompany the parade to Nelson’s Dockyard where a ceremony will take place to introduce each team.

Attendees are advised to arrive early to allow time to park.

Meanwhile, teams from across the world have arrived in English Harbour daily. Around 260 young sailors aged 11 to 15 plus their supporters are on island for one of the globe’s most prestigious youth sporting events.

Among the latest groups to land is Team Cayman Islands. Country representative Jennifer Marshall said they were thrilled to be on the ground.


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