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RMYC Crews perform well at Birzebbugia Sailing Club Open Series

08 March 2016

Race 4 of the Birzebbugia Open Club Series saw five RMYC crews take part in a day of challenging racing with their newly purchased RS Feva boats. The RS Feva is a world leading double-handed sailing dinghy with a huge race circuit and recreational following across the globe and which has become a respected benchmark in small sailboats.

Crews, accompanied by Royal Malta Yacht Club Sailing School coaches Daniel Fenech and Milos Wojewski, were towed from the Club to Birzebbugia where they were welcomed by the southern based Club’s officials and Race Committee. For some of the crews this was their first racing experience and they were given extra attention during Race Briefing to ensure that they were well versed with the rules and the day’s course.

The course was held in Pretty Bay, Birzebbugia and was challenging for various reasons. The course was the same for a fleet of Optimist boats having their own marks, it was close to the shore and to a number of buoys which are made use of by private craft for mooring, making it very challenging to manouever that coupled with some tricky wind shifts which required total focus on concentration at all times.

Racing over the RMYC crews sailed back to the Club taking this as a perfect opportunity for some extra training in preparation for their forthcoming racing commitments.

“The RS Fevas are a relatively new Class for us and it was of great satisfaction to see our crews do so well in the Birzebbugia Open Club Series” commented David Anastasi, Rear Commodore (Sailing) Royal Malta Yacht Club. “We are very grateful for the hospitality shown towards our crews by the Birzebbugia Sailing Club and we hope to continue co-operating with other clubs to further grow this Class”.

The Royal Malta Yacht Club is keen to develop the growth of the RS Feva Class and looks forward to work more closely with Birzebbugia Sailing Club which already has a number of crews racing in this Class by catering for races for them. The RMYC also hopes that this will lead to possible participation by crews from local clubs in International Regattas in the near future.

Royal Malta Yacht Club Crews

Kane Seychell / Harry Parnis England
Alexander Bartoli /Nick Bonello Ghio
Emilie Gregory / Megan Ferry
Charlotte Ambery / Martina Scuderi
Francesca Montalto / Sebastian Attard

More information about the RS Feva Class and Royal Malta Yacht Club Sailing School facilities and courses can be obtained by sending an email to sailingschool@rmyc.org

For further details, please contact:
Royal Malta Yacht Club
Ta' Xbiex Seafront
Ta' Xbiex XBX 1028
Tel: 2133 3109
Fax: 2133 1131
Email: info@rmyc.org