Good performance from Royal Malta Yacht Club Sailing School students

Saturday, September 19, 2015, 17:52

Royal Malta Yacht Club Sailing School students perform well  at the 2015 RMYC Summer Regatta

Gavin Muscat

Efforts put in by the Royal Malta Yacht Club Sailing School have been bearing fruit with quite a few of the Sailing School’s students participating in the recently held 2015 RMYC Summer Regatta.

Students currently attending dinghy sailing courses at the Club joined in the weekend Regatta to take part in six races spread over two days. Races consisted of a series of windward and leeward races which took place just outside Marsamxett Harbour putting their newly acquired skills to the test in slightly more challenging conditions that what they are normally used to.

The 2015 RMYC Summer Regatta took place over three days and races were held for keelboats in the IRC and ORC Classes.  A Beneteau 21.7 Class, for students attending the International Maritime Academy at the Royal Malta Yacht Club, was also included in the Regatta.

Courses for the keelboats involved a series of short coastal races along the eastern coast of the island. Whilst conditions on the first day were light with a lot of shifty conditions, resulting in the afternoon race being shortened, similar conditions were encountered on the second and third day of racing which started off light and ended with a breeze varying between 7 to 10 knots of wind.

A Prize Giving Ceremony was held on the Royal Malta Yacht Club Terrace in the presence of crews, family and friends.

“We are particularly pleased with the participation of dinghy sailing students attending the Club’s courses. These regattas give crews a great opportunity to test their skills, work as a team and hopefully build more enthusiasm towards sailing” commented RMYC Commodore Godwin Zammit shortly after the Regatta Prize Giving.

The Royal Malta Yacht Club would like to take the opportunity to thank all the Volunteers who gave their time towards the organisation of this event. Without their assistance and involvement such races would not be possible!

  • IRC Overall Results – Weekend Races

1st  – Inspiration (Godwin Zammit)
2nd – Mawimbi (Ian Pace)
3rd -  Alma of Lymington (Iain Muir)

  • IRC Overall Results – Tuesday Races 

1st – Inspiration (Godwin Zammit)
2nd  – Sailaway (Ray Schembri)
3rd – Alma of Lymington (Iain Muir)

  • Beneteau 21.7 Class

1st  – Luke Scicluna

Dinghies

  • RS Visions Class

1st  -  Harry Parnis England / Kane Seychell
2nd -    Mark Bolger / Jacques Seifert
3rd -     Nick Bonello Ghio /  Alexander Bartoli

  • Laser Radial Class

1st  - Khouloud Mansy
2nd – Karl Miggiani

  • Laser 4.7 Class

1st  – Timo Bonnici

More information on races and events at the Royal Malta Yacht Club can be found on www.rmyc.org

Some of the keelboats taking part in the IRC and ORC Classes

Dinghies preparing to start their races during the 2015 RMYC Summer Regatta

Dinghies taking part in the windward/leeward races during the 2015 RMYC Summer Regatta





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