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Vanjae Ramgeet biography: 13 things about ski jet racer from Cayman Islands

Vanjae Ramgeet

Vanjae Ramgeet

Vanjae “VJ” Ramgeet is a professional ski jet racer from the Cayman Islands. Here are 13 more things about him:

 

 

  1. He was born in 1996.
  2. He attended Clifton Hunter High School in Frank Sound, North Side, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands.
  3. On March 26, 2017, he competed in the 2017 Cayman Islands Watercraft Association (CIWA) National Championship Series at the Red Bay Dock in the Cayman Islands and placed second.
  4. In October 2019, he competed at the International Jet Sports Boating Association World Finals in Lake Havasu, Arizona, United States. He came in sixth overall in the Novice Runabout Stock division and seventh overall in the Pro Runabout Stock division.
  5. In November 2019, he competed at the P1 AquaX World Championships in Nassau, Bahamas and finished fourth.
  6. He is dating professional jet ski racer Dennis Mack‘s daughter Skylar Mack, who hails from Georgia, USA.
  7. On November 29, 2020, he competed in the 2020 CIWA National Championship in South Sound. It was attended by Skylar, who arrived from the U.S. to Cayman Islands on November 27, 2020. He was aware that she was breaking the new coronavirus (COVID-19) protocols by being there. He won the title of 2020 CIWA Pro Class National Champion.
  8. Both of his parents sit on the CIWA board. His father Vincent Ramgeet is the president of the association.
  9. On December 2, 2020, eight members of the CIWA board had a meeting and decided on five sanctions against him. Both of his parents abstained from voting. Because he and Skylar broke the COVID-19 protocols, he lost the 2020 Pro Class National Champion title and the prize money that came with it. He was give 2-race ban for the next CIWA race season and he was required to issue a written apology to CIWA, his fellow racers and people of the Cayman Islands and provide 40 documented hours of service to CIWA. The penalties were relayed to him in a letter dated December 4, 2020.
  10. Represented by Jonathan Hughes, he and Skylar pleaded guilty to one count of failing to comply with COVID-19-suppression regulations on December 4, 2020. He was charged with aiding and abetting her. Magistrate Angelyn Hernandez of the Summary Court ruled the two had to provide 40 hours of community service and pay a $2,600 fine but the prosecutors disagreed arguing that the punishments were too lenient.
  11. On December 13, 2020, he issued a public apology to the Cayman Islands. In a letter sent to Cayman Compass, he said, “I should have known better than to put our community at risk as I did. I made a decision without thinking about the long-term effects it would have on our community; words cannot express how truly sorry I am for the anxiety, frustration, and inconvenience that you all have experienced.”
  12. On December 14, 2020, the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions appealed the Summary Court sentence for him and Skylar before Justice Roger Chapple. On December 15, 2020, the judge decided that the two should each serve a four-month prison sentence for breaching mandatory quarantine in the Cayman Islands. They started serving their sentences on the same day.
  13. On December 22, 2020, an appeals court reduced his and Skylar’s prison sentences from four months each to two months each.

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