What Happened This Week

Instead of writing an insert for each item I think I will list them......main reason I am in a hurry to get out on the water early today since the wind is meant to moderate a bit later on!

Biggest achievement in the family: John has mastered the Vulcan! Once he managed one he kept on doing them. Aim now is the Spin Loop and Flaka........so he says! Believe it as he didn't really have to try too many vulcans before he got it. Aahh.........the joys of being young!

Boring Stuff: I spent two days stuck in keeping an eye on the decorators whilst they repainted part of our flat!

Good Cause: Found out about Sail4cancer. (A boat will be taking part in the Middle Sea Race to raise money for them). Seems to be an excellent charity raising money in an interesting way and they have alot of exciting regattas and events going on, so if you live in the area where there is something happening check it out and have some fun while supporting a good cause.
Dee Caffari (whom I gather is usually a sailor) has put on her running shoes and is training hard working up to doing the London Flora Marathon . Good luck to her and if you would like to know more about Sail4cancer go onto this link http://www.sail4cancer.org/

Superb Local Talent: Ella Fleri Soler (picture at top) is really giving the boys a tough time on the Oppies! She has done exceptionally well - in particular this past year - and has just won the shield at the Foundation Day Regatta supported by Gill here in Malta. This is the full article about it:
Sailing - Gill Foundation Day Regatta
Ella Fleri Soler first female to win shield

The ninth edition of the Malta Young Sailors Club Foundation Day Regatta was held last weekend at St Paul's Bay.
As this year's regatta, annually sponsored by Gill, coincided with the 100th anniversary of the International Sailing Federation, the ISAF centenary flag fluttered alongside Gill flags on the club's terrace.
Ideal weather conditions ensured a good turnout with 18 Optimist and 10 Laser competitors providing a spectacle for onlookers at St Paul's Bay, home to the MYSC.
Even though the wind on Saturday was at times too strong for the beginners, six races were held over the weekend, with the top places being keenly contested and resulting in exciting races.
The overall winner in the Optimist Class and the holder of the Gill shield was Ella Fleri Soler, who battled for the top honours against formidable opponents, namely Sean Borg and Gabriel Pace.
Fleri Soler achieved the honour of being the first girl ever to claim the shield for overall winner. Second place went to Borg while Pace finished in third place.
Edward Fleri Soler was the winner in the Cadet Class, followed by Ryan Abela and Thomas Sammut Alessi in second and third place respectively.
In the Laser Standard, Per Sahlberg took top spot ahead of Zak Borg and Sebastian Ripard. In the Laser Radial, the title went to Peter Valentino who saw off the challenge of Simon Aquilina (second) and Christophe Podesta (third).