The Middle Sea Race loses one of its Pioneers

It was with great sadness today, within the Maltese sailing community and beyond, that we were to learn of the passing away of Arthur Podesta. Arthur was amongst the first sailors to participate in the Middle Sea Race back in 1968 and has sailed on to participate in each edition of the Middle Sea Race since that time. He leaves behind his wife and three children who have inherited his love for sailing.
You can read more about the early days of the Middle Sea Race on this link. Below are some pictures taken from the RMYC website.
The next Rolex Middle Sea Race starts in just under two weeks and Arthur's loss will surely be felt at that time by many on the water and on the shore.

Josian - local boat and winner of the first edition of the Middle Sea Race