The Royal Malta Yacht Club Sailing School hosted a two-dayInternational Laser Regatta which welcomed twenty nine sailors representing tennations.
The Regatta was a culmination of an international eight daytraining camp hosted by the RMYC Sailing School. The training camp welcomedparticipants from Chinese Taipei, Finland, Great Britain, Germany, India,Ireland, Italy, Malta, Poland and Sweden. Amongst the sailors taking part where promising talent that could wellmake it to the next Olympic Games in Tokyo.
Throughout the weekend, crews took part in three races onSaturday afternoon and two races on Sunday morning. Racing took place outsideof Marsamxett Harbour and Tigne Point. Adelayed start on Saturday afternoon, due to lack of wind was made up for byearly afternoon when wind conditions picked up. Sunday was a similar affair though the sun came out to give crews a bitof respite from Saturday’s grey weather.
Whilst the key focus of the Regatta was the Laser Class, theClub also invited crews racing on the Club’s RS Fevas to take part giving thema good opportunity to test their skills.
A prize giving took place at the Royal Malta Yacht Clubimmediately after the last race. Winnerswere presented with certificates and trophies by RMYC Hon. Treasurer and RaceOfficer Peter Dimech and RMYC Sailing School Coach Alex Denisuc.
“Malta is a perfect location for international crews to comeand train in the winter season – in fact our school has seen an increase ininterest and participation in local training camps. This Regatta closed off a very successfulweek and also gave local crews the perfect opportunity to race amongst higherlevel crews in local waters”, commented Race Officer Peter Dimech.
More information about the Royal Malta Yacht Club SailingSchool can be found on http://www.rmyc.org/sailing-school/