The second race of the RMYC Short Coastal Series saw the Club welcome a slightly smaller fleet than what the Club welcomed in the first race.
With Race Officer Peter Dimech sending the fleet to Comino, the fleet edged its way out of Marsamxett Harbour close to Tigne Point. A slow-moving start, saw Ralph Landwehr’s Miame Too leading the way but with a little gap between the Grand Soleil 58, the Jarhead Foundation’s J109 namesake, and Ferdinand Grech’s Dufour 45GL cruiser KonTiki.
With winds averaging around 12 knots the short 27 nautical mile course still provided a pleasant day out at sea with Miame Too leading the fleet’s entry home to the Royal Malta Yacht Club in the afternoon. They were followed by Andrew Agius Delicata/Matthew Gabriele’s Reflex 38 Vivace and Jarhead. A mention goes to Brian Flahive who sailed the course single-handedly on the J92 Juniper.
An official leader board with scores based on the individual IRC Ratings will be issued once all ratings have been processed.
The next race of the Series will take place on Sunday 6th March. A strong fleet is expected to take part in the penultimate race of the Series.
More information on the 2022 RMYC Short Coastal Race Series can be found on www.rmyc.org