Monday, April 30, 2007

EFPT Freestyle event Podersdorf, Austria

Go onto the Continent Seven website for some brilliant freestyle pics by Kerstin Reiger. The event was running over the last few days and looks like it was well worth watching!

Friday, April 27, 2007

More Pics from Last Weekend


John practising his vulcans


John jumping off the back of the wave


The above pics were taken by Rebecca. The colour isnt so good - the air was really thick and misty with alot of dust in the air from Africa. Rebeccas camera - although a good one - hasnt got all the sophisticated lenses etc to help counteract the bad light but the result is pretty good all the same. Suppose they can be enhanced on the computer!

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Gozo Cultural Calendar for May

The above photo was taken off the website There are some lovely pics to see on Malta and Gozo. If you are interested in seeing some local pictures it is well worth going into the site.

Below are the dates for the various events on the Cultural Calendar for Gozo this May:

Performing Arts:

18-20th May - ''Cittadella'' - A festival of arts and heritage. A 3 day programme of events to take place within the fortified walls of the Grand Castle.

19th May - ''Lejliet Lapsi'' - Notte Gozitana, a remarkable night of activity throughout the town of Victoria with the possibility of visiting major sites in the town. Starting from 6pm till the early hours of Sunday 20th May. This is the biggest event for May.

30th May - Poetry on Gozo, an evening of poetry reading, music and wine at the Dverna tal-Mewta in Victoria starting at 8pm.


18th May - Piano and Accordian recital with the participation of Jean Mark Apap (Alto) and Richard Galliano (Accordian) at 8pm at St. George's Basilica in Victoria.

26th May - Village Festa - Band marches at 8pm along the streets of Munxar.

26th May - 17th Anniversary of the visit by HH Pope John Paul II to the Diocese of Gozo. Band concert next the the National Monument at Triq Papa Gwanni Pawlu II Victoria.

Church Services:

27th May - Village Festa - Pontifical High Mass by the Bishop of Gozo with the participation of orchestra and choir at 9am at Munxar Parish church.

Traditional Religious Processions:

1st May - St. Joseph the Worker procession and blessing of tools at 4.30pm in Fontana.

6th May - Processions with the statue of St. Joseph at 5.45pm with the participation of Mnarja Band in Nadur and 6.30pm with the participation of the Victory Band in Xaghra.

27th May - Village Festa - Traditional procession with the titular statue of St. Paul accompanied by a local band at 7.30pm Munxar.

Traditional Events:

6th May - ''Il-Fiera tad-Dwejra'' - A traditional fair at Dwejra Bay from 1pm onwards.

25th May - ''Traditional Gozitan'' open air meal with the participation of local talent at 8pm in St. Paul's Sq, Munxar.

27th May - Traditional pony and horse races at 1.30pm in the main streets of Munxar.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Great Grigal!

Goran flying high


Gamblu before...............

.................and Gamblu after!

I was stuck up 'on the hard' for a few days due to a small op and so the wind I have been waiting for had to come just at the time when I couldn't go into the water - Sods law so they say! Therefore I grabbed Rebeccas camera and played at being photographer for a while until Rebecca arrived on the scene and grabbed the camera back! Have to admit though that she is a far better photographer than I am so perhaps that was for the best!! Here are a few of the pics taken. Wind direction was ENE force 6 average. According to the surfers sea/waves were very confused coming from all directions but seemed to get better as the day wore on.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Sad Loss of Per Andersson


It is very sad news to hear about the loss of Per Andersson who was one of the main developers for Starboard and Severne Sails. He will surely be missed by many in the windsurfing community but most of all by his family. For more details go onto :

Island Games - Corsica '07

Picture from
The Island Games are being held in Corsica from the 21st to the 26th of May '07.

Malta will be sending up a team of our best Optimist sailors both male and female. The team consists of:

Boys: Sean Borg, Thomas Zammit Tabona and Gabriel Pace

Girlds: Ella Fleri Soler and Abigail Fenech

Good luck to all team members!

Visitors Comments - Dar Ghax-Xemx

Here are a couple of recent comments left by visitors after staying in Dar Ghax-Xemx.
March '07 - Vick and Surjana from London:
''...........the most beautiful holiday accommodation we have both ever stayed in anywhere in the world.''
April '07 - Charlotte and Toff from Scotland:
''.................many thanks for your warm welcome and this beautiful week in Victoria - we really fell in love with this house and really appreciate the details.''

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Sailing Sydney Harbour/Ferries!!

Just been into a blog and saw this footage from youtube............pretty scary. Go onto the link

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

A Wall of a Wave!

I got this pic thru a series of blogs - first thru Peconic Puffin then from there into The Horses Mouth. My first thought was this is Cabo Verde but I think it turns out to be Mexico. A pretty impressive shot!

Thursday, April 05, 2007

April Cultural Calendar for Gozo

Last Supper table in Zebbug

The following is the cultural calendar for Gozo in April:


Throughout April there are various exhibitions to do with the Easter week all over the island.

15April-6th May: An exhibition by Nicolette Vella at the Ministry for Gozo in Victoria. 8am to 4pm

Performing Arts:

6th April: The Way of the Cross - pageantry. An open air event in Xlendi Bay from 10am to noon.

8th April: A Biblical pageant with statue of the Risen Christ. Participation of the Jackson Pipers at Our Lady of Mt Carmel church in Xlendi at 6pm.

25th April: Poetry in Gozo. An evening of poetry reading, music and wine at the Dverna tal-Mewta in Victoria. 8pm.


6th April: Band concert of sacred music at Victory Sq in Xaghra at 7pm.

9th-24th April: 'Gualitana' - Festival of Music including an opera workshop and variouis concerts with the participation of local and foreign artists. For info tel.21560200

14th April: Sacred Music concert by the Canterbury Cathedral Choir at 8pm at St. George's Basilica, Victoria.

21st April: 125th Anniversary concert of the La Stella Band at 8pm in St. George's Sq, Victoria

Church Services and Processions:

There will be any amount of church services and functions going on throughout holy week all over the island.

Westerly in Mellieha

Had a good sail in the bay yesterday afternoon. It was nice cos wind was much more than expected and quite a few people were down. Full down blasting but quite a chop. Had 4.5 NP Search and my Synchro 83 . Gybes pretty hairy and had some face smashing wipe outs - my brain was totally flushed out! Good fun. Unfortunately the wind that was meant to come tomorrow and Saturday has fizzled away and doesnt look good for next week - bad for us but good for the tourists!


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