I'm a bit late with this as the regatta took place over the weekend of the 12th and 13th March, I have a bad habit of just covering some of the international events that some of these youngsters participate in, but there are a lot more local events/regattas going on that many more of our great Maltese young sailors race in and they deserve more than a mention - even though it's just through my little old blog! One has to also mention the support of the sponsors without whom these events could not take place.
The GILL Foundation Day Regatta took place at the Young Sailor's Club in St. Paul's Bay. Wind conditions were frustrating on the Saturday but Sunday brought moderate to strong wind making for some excellent racing.
There were three boat classes - The FEVA, Laser 4.7 and the Optimist Class. The Oppies were divided up between Seniors, Cadets and Novices. Final results are below.
FEVA: 1st Harry Parnis England & Kane Seychell
2nd Jean Karl Azzopardi & Miguel Borg
3rd Laura Zammit & Dasha Attard
LASER 4.7: 1st Zachary Zammit
2nd Abigail Fenech
3rd Robert Fenech Scerri
OPTIMIST SENIOR: 1st Craig Farrugia Vella
2nd Jake Satariano
3rd Victoria Schultheis
OPTIMIST CADET: 1st Richard Schultheis
2nd Dimitri Pipivertsonis
3rd Antonio Gasperini
OPTIMIST NOVICE: 1st Daniel Ciantar
2nd Alici Gasperini
3rd Kain Gauci
OVERALL WINNER OF THE OPTIMIST CLASS: RICHARD SCHULTHEIS