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Young sailors make waves

BEA DOTTIN, [email protected]

Young sailors make waves

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Barbados’ young sailors made waves at the Curaçao Youth Championships in Carracasbaai, Curaçao, recently.
Twelve-year-old Anish Persaud took third place for Barbados while his twin brother Ishan Persaud came sixth in the Optimist B class.
Anish also represented Barbados at the Caribbean Dinghy Championships last September.
Both Anish and Ishan Persaud are at Codrington International School.
In spite of tough sailing conditions – high winds up to 28 knots – 19 sailors from Aruba, St Maarten, Bequia, Germany and the host nation competed.
Barbados also fielded one sailor, Scott Gittens, 14, in the laser class.
This was Gittens’ first foray into lasers, having successfully competed in the optimist class.
Gittens is in training with the hope of representing his country at the Youth Olympics in 2014. (PR)