The SB20 Malta Association held their first event for 2020 over the past weekend, when the SB20 fleet took part in a total of six races, three on each day. The weekend’s weather was consistent with a stable north easterly breeze and some lumpy seas throughout.
Despite being a small fleet, there was some pretty tight racing, even though “Careful Now”, skippered by Barry Hurley’s crew showed steady superiority on the course and registering a sound run of firsts on Saturday and Sunday.
It was a close fight for second place between Robert Ciantar’s “Seriously Bonkers” and Brian Flahive’s “Outlaw” who battled it out with some impressive match racing between them and places were changing often throughout the proceedings. However, in the end it was Flahive’s “Outlaw” that took the upper hand, beating Ciantar’s crew with just two points.
“The Camilleri Marine regatta was a great success, with four boats competing hard in excellent sailing conditions. A big thank you goes to sponsors Camilleri Marine and to Royal Malta Yacht Club and Grand Harbour Marina for supporting the event. A great way to start the year !!” Catherine Halpin, SB20 Association Committee and “Careful Now” crew member.
A prize giving ceremony took place at the Royal Malta Yacht Club who welcomed all sailors for a lively social evening. This proved to be a good opportunity to bring together the ever growing SB20 community on the island.
The SB20 Malta Association is grateful for the support of Grand Harbour Marina for providing the Race Committee boat, to Simon Peter Grech and Martin Azzopardi for performing Race Committee duties and to Camilleri Marine as main sponsor of the event.
The next SB20 Class Race will take place on the weekend of the 15th and 16th February. For more information visit the Associations’ Facebook Page – https://www.facebook.com/SB20maltasailing/