Category Archives: Boats & Yachting

Excitement and constant action for the J70 fleet in the 2015 RMYC Winter Series

1The entire Maltese J70 fleet spent an adrenaline filled Saturday afternoon off the Sliema seafront as part of their participation in the 2015 Royal Malta Yacht Club Winter Series.

Cloudy skies, intermittent drizzle and a light to sometimes moderate breeze from the south to southwest greeted the fleet to some of the closest most exciting races yet. All five boats lined up for the three windward / leeward races with clusters of red and blue spinnakers battling round the course changing positions constantly. Continue reading

Condachi maintains lead with narrow margin in the 2015 Royal Malta Yacht Club Match Racing Winter Series

1 (2)Day Three of the 2015 Royal Malta Yacht Club Match Racing Winter Series was held on Saturday with a light to moderate westerly breeze and rain holding back just long enough to  allow the three competing teams to race each other twice in six matches.

Ray Condachi and his team made up of Adrian Gauci Borda, Mark Camilleri and Fabio Galea won three of the four matches losing out only to newcomer Patrick Vassallo who’s team was the only one to spoil Condachi’s unbeaten record in the Series so far. Continue reading

Malta’s leading boats and yachting magazine

Introducing: MAINSAIL

1 (1)Out in March 2015 – The most informative publication full with information of Marine related companies and items in Malta and beyond. Who’s Who, Maritime History, Cruising guide and a Maritime Directory is full of information about people, yachting, shipping, charter, brokerage, cargo, shipyards, yacht-yards, repair, maintenance, equipment, events, regattas, diving, and any other service a sailor, yachtsman or boater will need.

MAINSAIL blends the best controlled circulation in boats and yachting publications in Malta reaching across the widest spectrum of delivery platforms. Continue reading

Camilleri Burlo’ dominates day four of 2015 RMYC Match Racing Winter Series

1 (1)Day four of the 2015 RMYC Match Racing Winter Series got underway last Saturday with ominous clouds and no wind, causing an hour’s delay to the start of the race.

Originally scheduled for 09:30hrs, it was only an hour later that the wind picked up slightly.   Light and shifty northerly winds of just over five knots made for very tricky conditions. Eventually the sun came out and the wind increased to a steady north westerly of about ten knots. Continue reading

RC44 VALLETTA CUP VIP EXPERIENCE

1VIP EXPERIENCE – VIP HOSPITALITY TENT

The RC44 Valletta Cup VIP Experience will enable you to get a first hand taste of the prestigious RC44 Valletta Cup, the first race of the RC44 Circuit for 2015, enabling you to catch the action at close range.

We start off our mornings at the VIP Tent, located at the Royal Malta Yacht Club. You will be welcomed with hot coffees and freshly baked croissants whilst being able to mingle with other guests and crews.  Continue reading

2015 ROYAL MALTA YACHT CLUB J70 WINTER SERIES DRAWING TO A CLOSE PODIUM SLOTS YET TO BE DECIDED

1With the RMYC J70 Winter Series is coming to a finale Sunday 15th March, Sebastian Ripard shares a few thoughts on his experience of this Series.

All of the teams are fighting hard for a podium position. Last session, after a blustery winter, the local J70 fleet finally saw some nice light wind conditions. A respite to the Mediterranean’s relentless gales maybe, yet this did not make the racing any easier. All teams were equal for speed putting a lot of pressure on tactics and strategy; small mistakes were all that separated first from last and no team showed true dominance.  Continue reading