The Royal Malta Yacht Club hosted the RMYC Dinghy Ranking Regatta, one of the ranking events falling under the auspices of the Malta Sailing Federation, over the weekend.
Fifty eight sailors took part in the Optimist, Laser, RS Feva and Topper fleets, racing six races between Saturday and Sunday.
Racing, under the watchful eye of Race Officer Peter Dimech, took place outside Marsamxett Harbour and the fleet saw all local sailing clubs – Birzebbugia Sailing Club, Malta Young Sailors Club, Royal Malta Yacht Club and Vikings Sailing Club being represented.
Weather conditions were challenging to say the least with a large swell present for both days. Twenty knots of wind greeted the sailors for the first race on Saturday, however the wind dropped to around tens knots for the rest of the day. Sunday saw the wind averaging fifteen knots for all the races making for some fast action throughout.
The Royal Malta Yacht Club Sailing School was particularly pleased with the results achieved in the newly set up Optimist Novice fleet, which has seen training and competitions start this year. In this Class, Adele Ramm Ericsson took third place followed by Noelle Delin. Casper Ramm Ericsson, an RMYC Optimist Novice sailor was the youngest participant of the regatta.
“The Royal Malta Yacht Club is grateful for the support shown by other local Clubs, in particular the coaches and sailors who took part as well as all the officials and volunteers who provided key logistical support and Race Management duties” – Godwin Zammit, Commodore – Royal Malta Yacht Club
Royal Malta Yacht Club Dinghy Regatta Race Results
Optimist – Senior
|1st||Antonio Gasperini (MYSC)|
|2nd||Nico Drescher (MYSC)|
|3rd||Shaun Aquilina (BSC)|
Optimist – Cadet
|1st||Eric Fenech Pace (MYSC)|
|2nd||Timmy Vassallo (MYSC)|
|3rd||Jonas Micallef (MYSC)|
Optimist – Novice
|1st||Matthew Cachia Debono (MYSC)|
|2nd||Nicolo Tomasini (MYSC)|
|3rd||Adele Ramm-Ericsson (RMYC)|
|1st||Michaela Mifsud (BSC)|
|2nd||Matthew Flores (BSC)|
|3rd||Danjel Bajada (MYSC)|
|1st||Matthew Micallef (MYSC)|
|2nd||Andrew Mifsud (BSC)|
|3rd||Jaminska Deguara (VSC)|
|1st||Christian Durant (RMYC)|
|2nd||Matthew Camilleri (RMYC)|
|3rd||Mark Hilhorst (RMYC)|
|1st||Vanya Ramm-Ericsson / Maia Delin (RMYC)|
|2nd||Molly Butler / Maxi Butler (RMYC)|
|3rd||Dimitrios Vertsonis / Rodrigo Casto (RMYC)|
|1st||Angele Vella (VSC)|
|2nd||Luca Sartori (VSC)|
|3rd||Kyran Busuttil Turner (VSC)|