Sailing: 10 year old Wins EUROMED

Saturday, January 9, 2016, 19:22

Gavin Muscat

It was indeed a year of records for the 16th Edition of the MAPFRE/Middlesea EUROMED Regatta held over the past three days in Mellieha Bay.

A  record entry of 230 sailors, from a record of 17 countries represented and won by a 10-year-old boy, the youngest of all sixteen Euromed (2000-2015) winners.

The proud winner is Richard Schultheis born on the 18th April 2005, a member of the Malta Young Sailors Club, who raced for Malta in the Cadets Class.

The final results of the 3-day Regatta, where competitors were divided into five classes, were:

Overall Winner: Richard Schultheis (MLT) who raced in the Optimist – Cadets Class.

-Optimist – Beginners Class (16 sailors)

1st Daniel Ciantar (MLT); 2nd Francesco Balzano (ITA); 3rd Antonio Adornato (ITA).

-Optimist – Cadets Class (60 sailors)

1st Richard Schultheis (MLT); 2nd Marco Gradoni  (ITA); 3rd Daniel Cante (SLO).

-Optimist – Seniors Class (109 sailors)

1st Victoria Schultheis (MLT); Craig Farrugia Vella (MLT); 3rd Matthew Micallef (MLT)

-Laser Radial Class (9 sailors)

1st Loghlen Rickard (IRL); 2nd Justin Busuttil (MLT); Karl Miggiani (MLT).

-Laser 4.7 Class (36 sailors)

1st Salvatore Scuito (ITA); 2nd Matilda Nicholls (GBR); 3rd Zachery Zammit (MLT).

The 16th MAPFRE/Middlesea EUROMED Regatta was organised by the Malta Young Sailors Club with the cooperation and support of Yachting Malta, the Kunsill Malti għall-iSport, and the Mellieħa Local Council.  Euromd is held under the patronage of the Malta Sailing Federation. The db Seabank Resort + Spa of Mellieha is the official hotel of the Regatta.

(Photo by Andrea Schultheis)

Richard Schultheis who raced for Malta in the Cadets Class became the youngest winner of Euromed in the Event’s sixteen years history

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