In October 2022, the SB20 Malta Association and the Royal Malta Yacht Club announced that Malta had won the bid to host the 2024 SB20 European Championships between September 29 and October 5, 2024.
The organisers today unveiled the event logo which was designed by Nicholas Cutajar who struck a balance between tradition in the form of the Maltese Cross, and modernity – the SB20 Class is an established Class that is taking the sailing community – locally and internationally – by storm.
When it comes to sailing, there are few symbols as captivating and timeless as the Maltese cross. Its rich historical significance and elegant design make it a perfect choice for representing the adventurous spirit and nautical heritage.
Originating from the Knights of Malta, the Maltese cross holds deep historical roots. Initially used as a symbol of honor, courage, and service, it adorned the shields and banners of the knights who protected Christian pilgrims during the Crusades. Over time, the cross became synonymous with chivalry, bravery, and a dedication to the maritime world.
The logo evokes a sense of adventure, the thrill of the sea, and the enduring spirit of exploration. By carefully integrating the Maltese cross into the design and infusing it with relevant nautical elements, the logo is one that resonates with sailors and enthusiasts, representing a deep appreciation for the sport.
“We are thrilled to launch the new logo, as it will give this locally hosted international event an identity. The launch of the logo coincides with the 2023 World Championships, which will take place in the coming days and for which Malta is already being mentioned” explained Steve Carter, President, SB20 Malta Association.