Sunday, January 15, 2012

Box No.8 Wins Transatlantic Rowing Race

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

Maltese Helmsman Does Malta Proud Once Again

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)

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Malta's 49er Olympic Hopefuls

Below is a link to a sponsor promo for our 49er Olympic contenders Benji Borg and Sebastian Ripard.


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