Saturday, September 25, 2010

Mid-Atlantic Ocean Rowing Speed Record

Thomas having a taste of the food he will be eating during this challenging voyage

Thomas Cremona from Malta is to form part of the Row4Cancer team. Thomas will be the first Maltese to row across the Atlantic and attempt to break the Mid-Atlantic Ocean Rowing Speed Record. He met up with the team for a sea trial and the crew selection for the final two places left on board Sara G. They will be setting off from Morocco in January and finishing off in Barbados.

You can read the whole story and see a video interview (in English) with Thomas on this link
You can also read in more detail and see a map etc on the Ocean Rowing site HERE

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Friday, September 10, 2010

First BIG Downpour of Rain

Excellent image above taken from The Times by Malcolm Sammut

Well last night brought the first major rains and a big thunder storm which is always exciting. We have woken up to a nice clean feel in the air with rain settling some of the dust after months and months of no proper rain. I just love the 'soily' smell in the air after it rains out here.

Forecast for today is for the wind to increase later on so hopefully we will get a good windsurf in down at Ghallis and the wind should hold for tomorrow too. So it looks like a good start to the weekend!

Virtu Ferries' new catamaran out-runs pirates

Virtu Ferries' new catamaran out-runs pirates

Slight Spinnaker Problems!

Photos taken off the Royal Malta Yacht Club site
Above are some pics of 'Mischief' taken during the Tommy Hilfiger Ramla Bay Regatta at the end of August. The wind was excellent racing wind with some stronger winds on Sunday. You can see the full review and pictures on the yacht club site.
As you can see in the pics above 'Mischief' had some small problems with their spinnaker handling! The funny thing is that the crew don't seem particularly bothered about it all!!

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Windsurfing Wipeouts on Boardseeker Mag

Go onto Boardseeker Mag to see some good wipeout videos - the best one is of Ricardo attempting triples!

Saturday, September 04, 2010

The SHREK Fish

Photo and article taken of the OTL site

The Asian sheepshead wrasse was recently discovered by a group of scuba divers in Japan.According to the divers, if you look closely, the fish’s face resembles the animated character Shrek.
A diving expedition in Japan has lead to a fish being deemed “Shrek” thanks to its less-than-pleasant appearance which causes it to look a little like the ogre from the animated DreamWorks movie.

The Asian Sheephead Wrasse is being called one of the ugliest fish alive. Although these species are quite popular in the Asian waters, this is the one of the first times that the fish has been caught on video, sparking a phenomenon around the globe by internet viewers who want to see the real life “Shrek” for themselves.
This particular Asian Sheephead Wrasse caught on tape is estimated to be 30 years old. These fish are said to live on shellfish and crustaceans from the floor of the ocean.

Wednesday, September 01, 2010


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