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Malta 49er’s back on the water

Malta 49er’s back on the water

by Wilfred Sultana. Following a four-month exciting and tough euro-trotting experience, training on and off the water, and racing in top level events the young Malta49er team made up of Sebastian Ripard and Benji Borg have been in Malta since... (Continue reading)

Esimit Europa 2 line honours winner at Rolex Middle Sea Race

Esimit Europa 2 line honours winner at Rolex Middle Sea Race

by Susan Maffei Plowden At 18h 32m 32s CEST on Monday the Rolex Middle Sea Race committee signaled the finish and a line honors victory for Esimit Europa 2 (SLO), in Marsamxett Harbour. The 100-foot maxi’s elapsed time was 2... (Continue reading)

The chase is on

The chase is on

by Susan Maffei Plowden Nearly 48 hours into the Rolex Middle Sea Race, and it’s clear that the record set in 2007 by George David’s Rambler – 47h, 55m, 3s – will remain intact for at least another year. The... (Continue reading)

Readying for the start

Readying for the start

The bulk of the Rolex Middle Sea Race fleet is situated in Grand Harbour, the waterfront area of Valletta, specifically in Galley Creek, the body of water that lies between Fort Saint Angelo and Fort Saint Michael. Towering above the... (Continue reading)

Warm Up in Malta

Warm Up in Malta

Dark clouds scudded across the sky over Valletta, bringing with it wind pressure for the ten boats that took to the start line for a coastal race in advance of Saturday’s start of the premier event, the Rolex Middle Sea... (Continue reading)

GasanMamo employees sail for the day

GasanMamo employees sail for the day

Sailing invariably conjures up images of summer luxury in crystal waters, with a backdrop of clear blue skies.  In truth however sailing is hard work and is based on expertise garnered from rigorous training.  It is also one of the... (Continue reading)

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A Time to Rest, Evaluate and Plan!

A Time to Rest, Evaluate and Plan!

By Wilfred Sultana After a four-month euro-trotting experience teamSeb&Ben, namely Sebastian Ripard and Benji Borg, are back home. A trip where our young sailors drove through Italy, France, Holland, Germany and Ireland attending a number of significant training camps and... (Continue reading)

New equipment strengthen strong aspirations

New equipment strengthen strong aspirations

by Wilfred Sultana France in April, Italy and Holland in May, Germany in June and Poland in July. It’s a schedule which can easily be branded go, go, go. However, in this particular case the tune is sail, sail, sail... (Continue reading)

On the road for Gold

On the road for Gold

by Wilfred Sultana Sailing and the wind complement each other beautifully yet the wind is such a determining element that it makes or breaks sailing and sailors’ aspirations. In fact it was a ‘break’ sentiment for Sebastian Ripard and Benji... (Continue reading)

Round Malta Sail Record Attempt On!

Round Malta Sail Record Attempt On!

Originally scheduled for the first weekend in March, but had to be postponed due to the mast breakage, the 49er Olympic class dinghy round Malta sail record attempt is now being held on Saturday 17th April. The protagonists will be... (Continue reading)

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