Euromed – Last Race To Decide!

Monday, December 21, 2009, 14:59

Ten races, spread over four days, were scheduled to make up the 10th Euromed Malta Championship which comes to an exciting end with the last deciding race tomorrow (Monday) in what has been described as a pleasant and enthusiastic occasion.

A cluster of young international Euromed sailors show-off their racing skills in Maltese waters. (Photograph Kurt Arrigo)

A cluster of young international Euromed sailors show-off their racing skills in Maltese waters. (Photograph Kurt Arrigo)

Whilst the Championship’s eventual winner will be determined from the Optimist Open Class, three other classes are being contested in this 10th Edition, namely the Junior Optimist Class, the Laser Standard Class and the Laser 4.7 Class.

Malta’s Edward Fleri Soler leads the Optimist Open Class by a mere point ahead of Russian sailor Ushkov Nikita. In the Laser 4.7 Class Malta’s Thomas Zammit Tabona is leading with Nicholas William of Great Britain in 2nd place. Malta’s Maya Podesta is in command of the Laser Standard Class with Italian Lozzia Piero and Rosalba Giordana holding the first two places in the Junior Optimist Class.

The event is running smoothly where in general ideal sailing conditions, mostly west-south-west winds blowing between 15 and 20 knots are prevailing coupled up with a valid helping hand in shore assistance by enthusiastic parents of both local and foreign sailors.

The 10th Edition of the Euromed Malta Championship comes to an end tomorrow (Monday) evening with the prize-giving reception being held at the Seabank Hotel in Mellieha.

The Malta Young Sailors Club, in partnership with the Kuncill Malti Ghall-Isport and under the auspices of the Malta Sailing Federation, are the organisers of the Euromed Malta Championship which this year is sponsored by Atlas Insurance and Air Malta.





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