October 31, 2020

Pirates Week News


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storyThe Linton Tibbetts Student Boat Race

The Linton Tibbetts Student Boat Race sponsored by the Linton Tibbetts Family & Cox Lumber is a school project designed to get our Caymanian students building boats using modern materials but ancient skills and learning the Caymanian virtues of hard work and Innovation; two very familiar traits Mr. Linton Tibbetts showed throughout his life.

Whether he was taking tourists out to show them around the islands, or taking grandsons trolling or bottom fishing, Mr. Tibbetts greatly enjoyed his days on the water.  And though his house was on land, he seemed most at home on the sea!

This year, once again with the assistance of Mr. Mark O-Sullivan, primary and secondary schools will build a 4-6 seater boat from scratch with materials donated by Cox Lumber.  Once the project is complete, students will have the opportunity to display their hard work during this year’s pre-landing entertainment where they will participate in a boys and girls circuit and relay races.

Mr. Tibbetts would be very happy to know that today’s young Caymanians are learning the skill of boat building.  The Tibbetts’ family is honored to have participated in the effort to keep their sea faring heritage alive.

The Pepsi Teen Street Dance

pirates-week1The Pepsi Teen Street Dance, just for the Teens of Cayman, takes place on the first Saturday, 9th November and the last Saturday, 16th November, from 7.00 to 11.00pm at a new location this year!

We have decided to give the Teens their own street, Goring Ave, for their  street dance; bringing the event a little closer to the centre of the action for Pirates Week.

Sponsored by Pepsi this very popular event is an opportunity for teens to enjoy themselves in a safe environment while dancing the night away to the latest reggae, hip hop and socca music with the islands most popular DJs.

Goring Avenue is situated right in the midst of the activities.   It’s close enough to the Street Dance for parents to pop back and keep an eye on things, but you’re not allowed in, chaps, this is a teen zone only.

Entry is free and is open to teens between the ages of 13 to 17.  Special security and extra lighting is provided to ensure a safe and enjoyable environment where the music – and the teens – take centre stage.

The event is hosted by the Leos Club of Grand Cayman and Cayman All-Stars Select Football Club who will have refreshments and pizza on sale.




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