PV-IES Double Handed Race – an adrenaline rush

PV-IES Double Handed Race – an adrenaline rush

In spite of thedemanding nature of short – handed racing the PV-IES Double Handed Race,organised by the Royal Malta Yacht Club, nevertheless saw a good fleettackle the course.


Due to the light winds on the day,Race Committee opted for a shortened course, which saw crews head towards theFairway Buoy before heading up North towards Comino and back to the finish linein Sliema. 


With conditions as they were, itstarted off as a tight race with little or no room for errors and no clearfavourite. A light upwind to the Fairway Buoy saw the fleet split open leavinga fairly consistent gap between the fleet. This gap was maintained until the South Comino Channel, when Xpresso(Sean Borg) and Xpedite (Nils Lindemann) were first to leave the Channel and ahard fought battle saw them run away in an attempt to clinch first place. In the words of Xpresso's Sean Borg, “it was a very confusing wind which took two identicalboats down racing for first place. Experience won at the end of the day” withXpedite, crewed by Nils Lindemann and Timmy Camilleri sealed a hard fought win.


“Double Handed Racing is not foreveryone, it requires more focus and synergy and less room for errors andconstant communication. The competition between crews is very intense”,observed Godwin Zammit, Commodore of the Royal Malta Yacht Club. “The Clubtries to keep its racing calendar as varied as possible to try and meet ourracing members’ expectations”.


A Prize Givingevening was held on the terrace at the Royal Malta Yacht Club in the presenceof crews, representatives from Island Engineering Services suppliers of PV-IESproducts, Committee members and friends. Prizes were given to the winners inthe various Classes, and were presented with PV-IES products by Ms. JaniceBorg, Marketing Executive, Island Engineering Services



IRC Class 1


Nils Lindeman/Timmy Camilleri



Sean W. Borg / Kevin Anastasi



Edward Gatt Floridia

Otra Vez

IRC Class 2


Anton Calleja / Renato Camilleri



The Club’s next racing commitment is the Triple Handed NightRace which will take place on Friday 17th June. More information on the RoyalMalta Yacht Club’s calendar can be found on the Club’s website – www.rmyc.org

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