Malta Model Boat Association

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IOM NOTICE BOARD

8 June 2014

The season ending Summer Shield was held on Saturday 7 June 2014 at Ghadira. One of the best days sailing for some time with near perfect conditions with a light to moderate westerly wind for all races bar one. Robert took first prize with some good sailing and Joe came a close second with Albert, taking the third place slot. Well done to the 3 prize winners. Thank you to all who participated, not only in this race but thoughout the season. We now break for summer and will resume sailing at the end of September, beginning October.

Enjoy your summer.

2 June 2014

The final race of the season will be the International Paints Summer Shield which is traditionally held on 7 June each year. This year we will be at Ghadira with the first race starting at 1330, this coming saturday (the Ghadira sailing club slipway is on the south east side of the bay close to the boat houses). Anyone interested in our sport is welcome to come along and see the IOM fleet in action.

This will be the last event as we now take a break for the summer for about 3 months.

28 May 2014

The next race is the final race of the 2014 spring series which will be held at St. Thomas Bay on Saturday 31 May 2014 starting at 13:45.

All skippers to be on site and registered before 13:30

24 May 2014

The penultimate race of the 2014 Spring Series event was won by Joe, well done and some good sailing too. Wind was strong from the North East and made for heavy seas so the skipper who timed his tacks best on the beat was always in with a chance. Some good positions from Ivan as well which pushed him up to 2nd place overall on the day.

20 May 2014

The 2014 Malta IOM National Championships were held at St. Thomas Bay over the weekend of 17 and 18 May 2014. Wind conditions on Saturday were very light and variable, with the accent on variable. Our boat man of the day had to change course about 6 times on Saturday but Sunday brought cloud and a very constant wind from the east averaging Force 5 and piping 6 at times.

Sailing was good, MLT25 sailed by Darren was in a class of his own and he won the 2 day event with east. Congratulations to Darren, an awsome 2 days sailing.

Special thanks go to the girls for orgnaising and looking after the races, line and scoring. Thanks, without you we could not have done this.

Also, a special mention must go to Tony, MLT10 and Ivan MLT 73 who sailed extremely well and scored good points with some really good saling.

Photos will be on the club Facebook page shorly, Check them out

10 May 2014

Once again, Darren sailed superbly well and won the days racing in fantastic conditions at Xemija.

Next races will be the 2014 IOM Malta National Championship on 17 and 18 May 214, this is a closed race for Maltese Nationals Only, registration to be completed on the day as per NOR which has been circulated to all Maltese registered skippers. Venue is St. Thomas Bay and first race will be soon after 1000 hours. Don't be late.

Darren won the Spring Series Race Day 3 which was sailed in superb westerly force 4 - 5 conditions, well done Darren.

Next IOM races will be on Saturday 10 May 2014 at Xemxija before we head off to St. Thomas Bay for the 2014 Malta National Championships. Hope to see you all at both lots of races.

Photos of the 2014 Open have been uploaded onto the 2014 pages of this site, see menu on left and click on sub menu button.

Dragon Force Notice Board

2 June 2014

The last meeting of the DF RG65 took place on 1 June 2014 in light airs mainly from the north east and some match racing style starts. Very close racing throughout the day as these little boats perform very evenly and someimes only 3 or 4 boats lenghts cover 1st to 3rd place finishes.

We now take our summer break but will be back in late September early October when we shall start full race days for this new class of boat.

Keep watching this space for more information

28 May 2014

DF RG 65 fun sailing will be held at Xemxija on Sunday 1 June 2014 fom 10:00 to late lunch time. Hope to see you there.

20 May 2014

Next DF RG65 sailing will be held on Sunday 25 May at about 1030 hours. Come down and have a go. Venue will be Xemxija.

10 May 2014

Dragon Force Sailing will be held next at Xemxija on Sunday 25 May at 10:30 am, a course will be set and we shall organise fun sailing for the morning and into early afternoon. Hope to see all DF RG65 sailors there.

Below boat is now sold. Anyone interested in sailing one of these superb (and very cheap) little radio controlled yachts, please contact someone at the club before you buy so that you are sure to purchase a boat that you will be allowed to race.

For Sale - Dragon Force RG65 complete with full set of 3 rigs, brand new. Send e-mail to mmba-2012@hotmail.com.

The 2014 RG65 Malta Open took place today 1 April 2014 with a fleet of 10 boats on the water. 18 races were completed in perfect conditions with a moderate NW wind, flat sea and of course, loads of sunshine.

John Tushingham won the event with Derek Priestly coming second and third place was Liz Tushingham.

Results here.

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Matthew Debbono - MLT 38 - RIP
In Memory of Matthew Debono IOM Skipper and friend, sadly departed 29 March 2014 whilst racing his new boat.

A Brief Introduction to our Association

The Malta Model Boat Association was formed in 1994 to promote the sport of remote controlled yacht racing in Malta. In its formative years the club was successful to the extent of organising both National and International events culminating in the World Championships in 1999. As often happens, following such a large event, interest in the sport had wained for a period of a few years. However due to a few enthusiastic members the club has contined to promote the sport locally. Thanks must be given to Robert Deleonardo (ex-President) and Albert Micallef (ex-Treasurer) who have tirelessly continued to organise events and promote the sport during these lean years.

The club has now ressurected itself and the new committee and members are showing enthusiasm with regard to rebuilding the club back to its former status.The 2013 IOM Malta Open Championships being a prime example as we had almost double the number of skippers when compared to 2012. We would welcome any new or prospective members to contact the club on the enquiry form as we would be able to allow the use of one of the club members boats if you wish to try out this wonderful and relaxing sport.

Although we only have a limmited number of boats actively racing, the enthusiasm and competetive spirit combined with the immense friendliness of the club members makes participation a real pleasure.

One of the principle aims of the club is to encourage the younger generation to join in the sport thereby ensuring the future of remote controlled sailing in Malta. The club is now actively organising "fun race days", details in the notice area above, where anyone interested in trying their hand at sailing one of these hi-tech and fast sailing yachts is welcome to come along.

We also welcome visitors from abroad to come and join us on our saiiing days which are now being organised all over the Island, to meet our members and share in the enjoyment of the sport. So if you are planning a trip over to our lovely island, please contact us as we look forward to meeting you.