Start of practice race - pic by Bunty Cachia

Rounding the windward mark - pic by Bunty Cachia

Windward mark - pic by Bunty Cachia
As I write this the EUROMED 2007 is in the middle of its practice race. Photos above are ones I took from the cliff edge.
I shall be keeping a daily update in my blog of the event.
After a pretty windless and wet weekend, the week has got off to a good start. Just a squall this morning before a great westerly sailing breeze set in making absolutely idyllic racing conditions here in Mellieha Bay. Today is really the bay at its best.

The Optimists were a magnificent site as they crossed the start line close to the fish farms under L-Ahrax, while the older sailors, on Lasers, had a course further out towards the mouth of the bay.

The practice race gave the sailors a good idea of the challenge they are up against this week. The standard is high with a fleet of well seasoned sailors who are medallists and national champions in their respective countries.
Although there is the highest category of sailor, there are also those who are just starting out on their sailing careers giving them the opportunity to experience racing in a high profile regatta.