The Royal Malta Yacht Club welcomed a sizeable fleet to its yearly Boxing Day Fun Race in aid of L-Istrina, the annual fund raising marathon hosted by the Malta Community Chest Fund Foundation.
Setting of the fleet just outside the Royal Malta Yacht Club was Mrs. Miriam Vella, wife of the President of Malta and by Mr John Huber , Chairperson of the Governors’ Board for the Malta Community Chest Fund Foundation.
Whilst the weather was warm and sunny, the lack of wind meant that the fleet struggled to make its way out of Marsamxett Harbour onto the fairway buoy but nonetheless spirits were high as the brightly decorated boats slowly made their way out of the harbour.
The annual Best Dressed Boat and Best Dressed Sailor is a highly competitive affair and due to the efforts made by participants the Club decided to award a joint prize for the two categories. Winners of the Best Dressed Boat when to Luis Azzopardi and Sara Baldwin’s Corona and to Ferdinand Grech’s KonTiki.
The Best Dressed Sailor prize went to the two youngest sailors of the fleet – eight week old Eve Ripard, sailing on Calypso and 9 month old Tommy Agius Delicata sailing Vivace. Oscar Bielik won the Best Dressed Sailor from the RMYC Sailing School fleet.
A total of Eur 3440 was presented to the Malta Community Chest Fund.