Wednesday, January 14, 2015

RC44 Event Taking Place in Malta - March 2015

RC44 Start of race during the Oman Cup. Pic: www.vsail.info


The RC44 is coming, or should I say has come as boats are already here, to Malta. It will be the first edition of the Valletta Cup. This event will raise Malta to an even higher level as a racing destination. Together with the Rolex Middle Sea Race, which takes part in October, Malta will really be able to boast about being host to some major sailing regattas

You can read the full article on  the Valletta Cup on the YACHTING EVENTS website.


Thursday, January 08, 2015

Malta - Nurse of the Mediterranean

An interesting feature that was on BBC a few months ago featuring Malta's role as the Nurse of the Mediterranean during World War 1. Sad to see the dilapidated state of Australia Hall which should be brought back to its former glory and used once again for the same purpose it was built for.


Tuesday, January 06, 2015

2nd Selection of 2014 Photos

Below are another selection of my favourite shots taken throughout 2014

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Clive Xuereb in Mellieha Bay - pic taken from GoPro video footage

Thomas Meachen in Mellieha Bay

John Cachia in Mellieha Bay

A young Spanish sailor during the Euromed 2014, Mellieha Bay

Euromed 2014

Euromed 2014

UNICA after the start of the Rolex Middle Sea Race 2014

Esimit Europa RMSR 2014

Stormy conditions coming through the Comino Channel towards the end of RMSR 2014

Sunset over Dwejra, Gozo

Ghajn Tuffieha Bay with Gnejna Bay in the background - Malta


Chris Spiteri in Ghallis, Malta

Sequence shot - Chris Spiteri

Sequence shot - Karl Azzopardi, Ghallis

Saturday, January 03, 2015

Some of My Favourite Pics of the Year

Wishing all friends and blog followers a very Happy New Year

 Below are the first lot of pics I have selected from 2014. I am hoping to be a bit more adventurous with my pics in 2015 and hopefully achieve better picture quality...........hmmm!





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Malta Air Show





Stall at Albert Cuypmarkt, Amsterdam
Evening stillness over the Amstel River, Amsterdam

Bicycles, bicycles everywhere, Amsterdam
Alfred's Owl

Trials with Long Exposure
 




Ghallis flotsam and jetsam



During Good Friday band march in Victoria, Gozo


All pictures copy righted. 






Sunday, December 21, 2014

Euromed 2014 - Some Pics from Day 2

Below are just a small selection of photos taken during one of the races held on the 2nd day of the Euromed. Wind was a light westerly with the start close to the mouth of Mellieha Bay and the windward mark a short distance below the Mellieha Bay Hotel.
Photos not brilliant as I was on shore and sailors a bit far off, but one gets a good idea of the course they had and wind conditions. 
Mellieha Bay is the ideal location to hold sailing events of any sort, whether for a Championship, training camps or just plain recreational sailing. The bay is large yet safe to sail in and the surrounding scenery complements the pristine clear waters of the Med around Malta and Gozo.

To view the results in each class have a look at the Euromed Results page on the MALTA YOUNG SAILORS website HERE

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Saturday, December 20, 2014

Race Day 1 Shots and Prov Results

Below are some more pics taken yesterday on the water.
Provisional results are out and can be viewed on THIS PAGE of the Young Sailors Club web site.




















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