Euromed 2007 - Overall Winner & Girls Class Winner

Thomas and Ella - two of the main Euromed starts

Thomas Zammit Tabona & Ella Fleri Soler


Thomas is 13 years old and has been sailing since he was 8 .
Thomas is one of the leading Maltese Optimist sailors and has won both the 2006 and 2007 Euromed Championships.
He has competed alot internationally in Germany, Dubai, Monaco, Corsica and Italy.

Thomas did Malta proud once again this year by winning the Euromed Championships for the second year in a row. With the presence of the Russian National team, Thomas met his match with the stiff competition from Dmitry Tretiakov whom he just managed to pip to the post by a very close half a point.

Besides sailing on optimists Thomas does some yachting and windsurfing. He also enjoys playing waterpolo during the summer months.


Ella is Malta's leading female Optimist sailor. She is nearly 15 years of age and it will not be too long before she is sailing Lasers.

Ella has been sailing for 4 years. She has competed internationally and her best result to date was this year at the the 2007 Small Nations Games in Monaco where she won the Silver Medal.
Although her preferred wind conditions for sailing are moderate to strong winds, Ella still managed to win the overall 1st position in the girls class in the Euromed 2007.

In the future, after she finishes secondary school, Ella hopes to go to university with perhaps the possibility of studying architecture - as yet that is still a long way off. She would like to carry on sailing and start sailing on yachts too. Besides sailing she also enjoys playing tennis.