Tuesday, December 29, 2009
The forecast is showing some strong South Westerlies for New Year's Eve and a strong Westerly for Saturday. Am in Gozo with no equipment right now but if the Westerly forecast remains we may go back and pick up our equipment. Maybe try out Qbajjar if conditions are good there.
Sunday, December 27, 2009
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
Above are some pics taken today showing various activity on and off the water. Today was the first race day of the Euromed 2009. There are around 75 entrants hailing from various countries, amongst them are Sweden, Russia, France, Italy, Great Britain and ofcourse Malta. There may be some participants from other countries but the above are the ones I know are taking part (unfortunately have not had much time to get certain info today).
I hope to put up some more pics and some results later on this weekend.
Also hope to get some better shots of the actual racing cos I was a bit far away today.
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Wednesday, December 09, 2009
Saturday, December 05, 2009
Friday, December 04, 2009
Johnny Boy getting some high airtime
Keith getting some air
Thursday, December 03, 2009
Tommy tabletop Pic: Sean Arrigo
At last had a good day surfing Ghallis. North Westerly wind using 4m - cannot remember the last time I used a 4m in Ghallis. Usually when I need to use that sail the shore break is far too big for me to go down, but it was manageable yesterday (as long as I had someone to help me out!). It was great to be back out on the water with they guys and for the first hour I even had the same size sail on as some of them . Was a bit over at first and had to keep depowering the sail to stay in control..........................soooooper fun!
Meanwhile, it looks like the British sailors held in Iran have been released - that is GOOD news! The Telegraph said this:
''..........................the Iranians seem to have accepted British assurances that the men were simply sportsmen who had strayed off course.........''
Tuesday, December 01, 2009
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
The weather put on a show last night, with thunder and heavy rain in many parts of Malta. This picture was taken by Frederick Muscat in Mgarr Malta at around 8.50 p.m.
The Maltese government should cease backing further futile imposition of unenforceable restrictions on the tuna industry and fully support Monaco and the USA in their proposal to list the Bluefin tuna as an endangered species, Din l-Art Helwa said.
The International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) meets this week is meeting in Recife, Brazil, to decide the future of the bluefin tuna.
ICCAT scientists have stated that industrial fishing has drastically reduced breeding stocks in the Mediterranean and east Atlantic and have warned that the population is nearing the point at which it might never fully recover.
The tragedy can only be averted is by imposing a total ban on tuna fishing for a few years in order to allow breeding stocks to build up again to sustainable quantities.
The environmental non-governmental organisation said Monaco proposed protecting bluefin by using another mechanism - listing the species under the CITES convention, and the EU this year came close to supporting that move.
However, the Mediterranean fishing nations Spain, Italy, France, Cyprus, Greece and Malta said in September they would not allow the 27-member EU to give its combined backing to Monaco.
The USA, on the other hand, announced its support for a CITES listing if ICCAT failed to pass strong conservation measures during the Brazil meeting.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Monday, November 09, 2009
....................more photos to come.