John during one of the Marzamemi (Sicily) races with an unexpected visitor.

Malta is fast becoming quite a centre for competitive yacht racing. Locally there are always events going on with regular races to Sicily and back, double handed races, figure of 8 races around Malta and Gozo, Round Comino, Round Malta, the Middle Sea Race and ofcourse the usual Round the Buoys. It is nice to see so many youngsters becoming so keen - and alot of them getting the upper hand over their parents I should think too! During the summer months a regatta was held and the winning boat crew are to go to Valencia and have a training session on one of the Americas Cup boats. How about that for a prize??