Cayman's proud maritime history has served to provide many lasting traditions. The Catboat, a simple but highly maneuverable sailing boat once used for fishing and turtling in and around Cayman waters, is enjoying a revival thanks to the efforts of the Cayman Islands Catboat Club.
Regular regattas are held in Grand Cayman and the sight of these small, skillfully crafted vessels tacking their way around George Town’s bustling harbour, vying for space amid cruise ships, dive boats and tenders, is a truly remarkable snapshot of the juxtaposition of past and present in Cayman.
For more information on the Catboat and Cayman’s maritime heritage visit Cayman Islands Catboat Club. This organisation is always looking for supporters to help them preserve and promote Cayman’s vibrant seafaring past.