The EUROMED is with us once again. I can't believe that this is going to be the 8th year that it is being held. For those who have no idea what the EUROMED is.............its an international regatta/championship held here in Malta each year the week before Christmas. It is open to young Optimist sailors and Laser sailors using the 4.7, Radial and Standard. It attracts the top young sailors from all sorts of countries ie Sweden, Italy, Switzerland, Great Britain, Israel + others and this year even Russia. This year is the biggest with 120 sailors registered. The local team is a pretty big one too with 45 sailors forming the Maltese team. Also Great Britain are sending over a very large team of 30 sailors.
It all takes place here in the bay in Mellieha. It used to take place in the next bay in St. Paul's Bay but location was moved here from last year. Mellieha is such a perfect bay to race in. The only problem would be if it was blowing a strong Easterly cos it would be impossible for the dinghies to get thru the break on the beach, but forecast is looking promising with North Westerlies and Northerlies forecast right now.
I will be giving a daily commentary on the event here on my blog with some pics too for those who are interested.
Meanwhile, the temperature here has really gone down and the air is quite bitter outside and need a jacket to go out. Its very damp and air temp has gone right down to about 14C with lows at night around 9C.........brrr! No comments from you hardy Northerners please!!