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.