Another Successful Euromed Championship

Photo thanks to Young Sailors Club

The Euromed Championships 2010 came to an end after another highly successful event.
The Russians take this championship very seriously and members of their large team  arrived a week earlier to train and familiarize  themselves with the idyllic racing venue of Mellieha Bay. Their serious training has paid off with 3 out of 8 classes being won by a Russian.

This year brought record entries from several European countries. The Maltese young sailors did Malta proud with some excellent results. Ella Fleri Soler came first overall in the 4.7 Laser class - Ella is proving to be an excellent sailor giving some very stiff competition not only to her fellow female sailors but to the males too. Keeping it in the family Ella's brother Edward achieved a highly commendable 2nd overall placing in the Optimist Class.

This year Italy also had a strong team with teams coming from both Italy and Sicily. They achieved 4 first placings out of all 8 classes.

Weather conditions were varied from very cold Northerly winds at the start of the event, followed by balmy Southerly breezes and finishing off with perfect moderate winds.

Final Class results were as follows:

Overall Optimist Champion Euromed 2010
Pavel Rassazov – Russia

Boys Optimist Open Class
1. Pavel Rasskazov – Russia
2. Edward Fleri Soler – Malta
3. Ugo Pace – Italy

Girls Optimist Open Class
1. Marina Shcherbakova – Russia
2. Anastasia Godovalnikova – Russia
3. Karyna Manuel – Great Britain

Junior Optimist Boys
1. Salvatore Sciuto – Italy
2. Craig Farrugia Vella – Malta
3. Mihail Shalagin – Russia

Junior Optimist Girls
1. Francesca Zammit – Malta
2. Raffaela Santagatti – Italy
3. Zoya Novikova – Russia

Optimist Boys Cadets
1. Ugo Zunardi – Italy
2. Davide Lavafila – Italy
3. Omri Sela – Israel

Optimist Girls Cadet
1. Anna Nikitina – Russia
2. Giuliana Liuzza – Italy
3. Anna Rusetskaya - Russia

Laser - 4.7 Class Boys
1. Sacha Ruffo – Italy
2. Thomas Zammit Tabona - Malta
3. Alekandr Sarkov – Russia

Laser 4.7 Girls
1. Ella Fleri Soler* - Malta
2. Abigail Fenech – Malta
3. Aleksandra Martynova – Russia

*(1st girl and overall 4.7 champion)

Laser Standard
1. Lorenzo Parma - Italy



PeconicPuffin said…
Merry Christmas Bunty!
Bunty said…
Thanks Puffy. Hope you had a great one and a Happy New Year to you and your family.