Regatta fast approaching as rowers kept in the dark

Monday, March 1, 2010, 22:47
Rowers still not informed of possible new regulations

Rowers still not informed of possible new regulations

We are already in the first days of March, the month that is synonymous with the Traditional Regatta. This traditional event is held twice yearly on 31st March and on 8th September. It is a known fact now that this traditional cultural / sporting event had been passed under the Portfolio of the Hon. Parliamentary Secretariat for Youth and Sports who together with the Malta Sports Council (KMS – Kunsill Malti ghall-iSport) will try to revamp and organise better this event.

Insiders told this website that the KMS have asked both Mr. Anton Miceli and Noel D’Amato formerly organisers of the Regatta on behalf of the Malta Council for Culture and Arts to help in this year’s organisation prior to the official hand over to the KMS.

With few days remaining to the big day, Clubs officials, rowers and supporters are still left in the dark of possible changes if any that will be enforced as from this edition. A Club official told that there might be drastic changes in the regulations of the races which might come into force even from this year’s edition. Asked if he or his fellow committee colleagues have any idea of the possible changes in the regulations he said that everything is being kept secret but he added that there might be harsher punishments for rowers who interfere purposely with opponents during the races. The only confirmation so far about this year’s Regatta is that Melita Sports will once again be broadcasting the entire event with live transmission from the Valletta Port from 1.30pm onwards.

This portal will be featuring a number of stories as a build up to the 2010 Freedom Day Regatta.

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