Monday, January 16, 2012
Sunday, January 15, 2012
Nick Moore and Toby Iles are the winners of the Talisker Whisky Challenge after rowing across the Atlantic in 40 days 9 hours and 15 minutes.
I remember Toby as a little kid when he used to live here in Malta with his family and sailed Mirror 10's and Toppers.
Last year Maltese Thomas Cremona was embarking on his record breaking rowing challenge across the Atlantic.
Above is Box no.8
You can read more about this event on this link Talisker Whisky Challenge
Friday, January 06, 2012
Christian Ripard, once again, did Malta proud as he completed the 2011 Rolex Sydney-Hobart race, as Chief Helmsman, finishing 1st in class and 9th overall on the yacht JAZZ skippered by owner Chris Bull. Last year he completed the same race finishing a nail biting 2nd overall. Christian was co-skipper on the winning J-boat ARTIE in the 2011 edition of the Rolex Middle Sea Race.
Above Christian and Lee (Owner/Skipper) celebrating their win of the Rolex Middle Sea Race (Pic: Times of Malta)
JAZZ during the 2011 Rolex Sydney-Hobart race. Sebastian Ripard (a relative of Christian and Maltese 49er Olympic hopeful for this year's Olympic games) was also a member of the crew. (Pic: Kurt Arrigo)
Jessica Watson (youngest sailor to sail round the world single handed) completed the 2011 Sydney-Hobart race of which they were the youngest crew to compete. (Pic: Rolex Sydney-Hobart Race website)