Royal Malta Yacht Club Sailing School students Poyraz Fidanboy and Luca Schembri Meli took part in the Malta Optimist Dinghy Association Ranking Regatta hosted by Malta Young Sailors’ Club in St. Paul’s Bay over the weekend.
The young RMYC sailors took part in the Novice Category, racing a total of six races spread over Saturday and Sunday. Whilst twelve year old Poyraz Fidanboy has been taking part in Optimist Class Races, this was the first racing experience for nine year old Luca Schembri Meli. In spite of this, both secured places on the winners’ podium. Poyraz finished in first place and Luca in third.
Ruya Cakmakli, Head Coach at the Royal Malta Yacht Club Sailing School, who was present for the whole weekend, explained that conditions over the weekend were varying from light to medium, with some swell experienced on Sunday. Nevertheless the two boys coped well and gave good performances.
The MODA Regatta was the first Malta Sailing Federation Ranking Race for the Season.
Photo Courtesy : Malta Young Sailors Club