|Young Sailors Club in St. Paul's Bay Pic: Bunty Cachia|
|Jake Satariano at Club Isidro, Argentina Pic: Magda Resano|
|Jake Satariano Pic: Magda Resano|
The Optimist World Championships in Argentina have come and gone and Malta's representative, Jake Satariano, has left the event a better and more experienced sailor. In fact, this young ambassador has left quite an impression. He travelled to this event with the aim of gaining experience and, of course, trying to obtain the best placing he could. Instead Jake has come away with much more that by qualifying in the Gold fleet and, as one of the youngest in this fleet, has left quite on impression that he is definitely one of the sailors to look out for in the future.
This good result has not come without hard work and dedication. From the age of 7, when he stepped into his first Optimist, he has been expertly coached, together with other Malta Young Sailors, by Jean Paul Fleri Soler. Under Jean's dedication and watchful eye he has had an excellent start to his Oppie sailing career. At 8 years of age he participated in his first Euromed International Regatta here in Malta. Following that his first International events abroad were in Denmark and in Caucana, Sicily.
Jake is a very focussed and determined young lad and has been working very hard over the last year - especially throughout the summer months - with intensive 4/5 week's of training in Spain with the Spanish sailors and under his coach, Magda Resano. He participated in various international competitions around Spain such as Torrevieja Regatta, Palamos Regatta, Barcelona, El Balis and further afield in Garda, Bordeaux and Pwhelli.
The racing year has not yet finished for him as this week-end there are the Malta National Dinghy Championships and in December there is the annual International Euromed event.
The above has been made possible with the support of RLR Yachting and DeVere Group.