IOM NOTICE BOARD
8 June 2016
We had a superb day sailing yesterday for our annual close of season event on 7 June 2016. Venue was at Mellieha Bay but on the opposite side from where we do our March event so we did not have the luxury of the hotel facilities but a great days sailing was had by all. Winds were force 3 to 4 from the south west, some shifts most noticable in the leward area of the course but that did little to dampen spirits. Albert MLT11 won the day with some very consistent sailing and I for one am very happy he won the day. Being the longest standing member of the club, it is great to see him win with room to spare. Well done Albert, you really deserved the cup.
Now we break for almost 4 months due to the summer so see you all again next October.
2 June 2016
The fifth and final race of the 2016 IOM spring series will be held this coming Saturday at St. Thomas Bay. First race to start at 1400 so please come early to help lay the course. Then on Tuesday 7 June 2016 we will have the final race of this season at Ghadira Bay which will be the Macphearson Summer Shield which is open for all IOM and DF class boats. On 7 June we shall start at 14:30 and finish of with a meal at La Barca restaurant.
17 May 2016
Moving on to the 4th race of the 2016 IOM class Spring Series this coming saturday 21 May 2016. We shall be sailing at Xemxija with the first race starting at 1400 hours. Forecast looks like it will be light and variable which will be a change from the rain we had last meeting.
2 May 2016
The third race of the 2016 Spring Series for the IOM class will be held this coming Saturday 7 May 2016 at St. Thomas Bay. Racing will start at 14:00 so please come early to help lay the course etc. remember that we will have to put down more or less all needed bouys. Hope to see all members there.
18 April 2016
Saturday 23 April 2016 is the next IOM class race which will be held at Xemxija starting at 1400 so please be there by 13:30 to help with the dinghy etc. Looking forward to getting all IOM owners down along with the visitors. Maybe we can get a fleet of 14 or more IOM's on the water. See you there.
5 April 2016
Well, after a successful Open event, we now move on to the more easy going MMBA sailing events starting this Saturday 9 April 2016 with our first IOM event of the Spring Series at St. Thomas Bay. Racing will start at 1400 hours so please be there about 1 hour before to help set the course etc. The Spring Series will comprise of 5 events and all to count.
6 March 2016
The final race of the 2016 Winter Series will take place on Saturday 12 March at the Mellieha Bay Hotel from 1300 onwards. This race is also the Matthew Debono Memorial Cup in memory of our good friend and skipper who sadly passed away 2 years ago. After the racing, there will be a formal presentation of the Matthew Debono Cup which will take place in the lobby of the Hotel. I do hope that all IOM skippers will attend this important event in our calendar.
28 February 2016
An excellent day's sailing on Saturday 27 February at Mellieha Bay Hotel, wind was perfect, sea not too rough with a southerly force 4 to 5, all skippers in rig No.2 and some close racing. We had 5 skippers who won 2 races each and the top 4 were all within a point of the skipper placed above at the final count. Congratulations to Darren once again for his second win of the series. The next race will be the last race of the 2016 Winter Series and also the Matthew Debono Memorial Cup, will be held at Mellieha Bay Hotel on Saturday 12 March 2016. A full race office is expected with a full Jury so we get some really good practice before the 2016 IOM Open Invitation the following week.
20 February 2016
On Saturday 27 February we will be back at the Mellieha Bay Hotel for the penultimate race of the 2016 IOM Winter Series. Racing will start at 13:00 hours. Hope that we can get a full fleet out for some good practice before the 2016 Open.
Back to sailing the IOM class boats this coming Saturday 13 February 2016, This week we go up to Mellieha Bay Hotel for the 3rd round of the 2016 Winter Series. First race will be at 1300 hours, Please make sure you park in the hotel car park and not down by the slipway.
17 January 2016
The next race in the 2016 IOM Winter Series will be held at Xemxija on 30 January 2016. First race at 1300 hours.
11 January 2016
We get the 2016 Winter Series under way this coming Saturday, 16 January at Xemxija with the first race starting at 1300 hours. Looks like the weather will be a little wet and hopefully windy and so long as the wind does not have easterling we will remain at Xemxija. Hope to see you all there.
16 December 2015
The last race of the year will be held this coming Saturday, 19 December 2015 at Xemxija, The Charvin Christmas Cup will start at 1300 hours and is open to both IOM and DF class boats, 2 courses will be set with the same start/finish line for both classes so we will race at the same time but slightly differing courses, Afterwards, we will have our ususal Qauyside Party before we break for Christmas and New Year. Hope to see all members there.
6 December 2015
The final race of the 2015 Autumn Series will take place on Tuesday 8 December 2015 at Xemxija with the first race at 1000 hours.
27 November 2015
The penultimate race of the 2015 Autumn series will be held at St. Thomas Bay on Saturday 28 November with the first race at 1300 hours. Hope you can make it.
17 November 2015
The fourth race of the 2015 Autumn Series will take place this coming Saturday 21 November 2015 at Xemxija. See you all there.
2 November 2015
The third race of the 2015 Autumn Series will take place this coming weekend on Saturday 7 November 2015 at St. Thomas Bay. First race will be at 13:00 now that the clock has gone back. Be there early to help laying the course.
13 October 2015
The second race of the 2015 Autumn Series will take place this coming Saturday 17 October 2015 at Xemxija. See you all there.
28 September 2015
Well, here we go again. Back to racing IOM Class boats this coming weekend with the first race starting at 1400 hours at St. Thomas Bay. Look forward to seeing the whole fleet of IOM boats down on the water this coming Saturday. Anyone who can come early to help lay the buoys, please do so.
20 September 2015
The 2016 Autumn Series races will start on Saturday 3 October 2016. Watch this space for more information such as venue and times.
6 September 2015
The 2016 IOM Malta Open Invitation has now been officially launched, click on the link above to get further details and information. Please note that this event is an invitation only event so if you would like to be included on the waiting list, please send an e-mail to email@example.com, thank you. If you have received an invitation and sent in your entry form, kindly check your details on the entry list to ensure your details have been received correctly. Thank you.
2 September 2015
Preparations are well under way for the 2016 Malta IOM Open Invitation. This is now our third year of organising an invitation even which will also incorporate the 2016 IOM Malta National Championships. Watch this space for more information.
7 June 2015
The 2015 Summer Cup brought the sailing season to a close until next October with steady NE winds bringing in a nice chop and some good clean winds. The evening was capped off with a meal at Xatba restaurant where the club presented the prizes for the 2014 Winter Series winner (Pete), 2014 Spring Series winner (Darren), 2014 Autumn Series winner (Darren), 2015 Winter Series winner (Darren) and the 2015 Spring Series winner (Pete). We now break for 3 months so see you all next Autumn series after the hot summer is over.
29 May 2015
The end of the 2015 Spring Series was completed on a good sailing day with shifting winds and a good force 4 or more winds, rig 2 was the order of the day and some really good sailing was had. Next race will be the last race before our long summer break on 6 June at Mellieha Bay, the Ghadira Sailing Club Slipway, first race will be at 1500 hours so we finish nicely for our annual meal at Xatba restarurant and the prize giving.
20 May 2015
The next IOM class race will be the 6th race of the 2015 Spring Series and is the last race of the series. We will be down at Xemxija, first race will be 1400 hours so let't hope you can all make it.
5 May 2015
2 excellent days racing in almost ideal conditions over the long bank holiday weekend, Xemxija provided the backdrop for some good fun. Darren won both days racing and is moving up the leaderboard for the overall series lead. Next race is Saturday 9 May at Xemxija. Be there. 1400 first race.
27 April 2015
Busy weekend coming up, Friday 1 May and Sunday 3 May we have IOM class racing at Xemxija. Friday start time is 1400 or 1 hour after the buoys have been laid and Sunday start time is 1000 hours or 1 hour after the buoys have been laid.
25 April 2015
Next IOM class race will be on Friday 1 May 2015 at about 1400 hours. Probably in Xemxija again due to logistics.
21 April 2015
Venue for the 2nd race of the IOM class Spring Series Races will be held at Xemxija, First race will be 1400 hours. See you all there
14 April 2015
Saturday 25 April we will have the 2nd race of the 2015 Spring Series. Venue TBA but hopefully, (sea)weed permitting, we will go down to St. Thomas Bay
6 April 2015
The 2015 Spring Series will start on Saturday 11 April 2015 with a regatta at Xemxija. First race will be at 1400 so please come early to help set up course and prepare dinghy.
9 March 2015
The Matthew Debono Cup will be held at the Mellieha Bay Hotel on Saturday 14 March 2015, let's have a full fleet in Memory of our friend Matthew. This race will also count towards the 2015 Winter Series Races.
23 February 2015
The 5th race of the Winter Series will be held this coming Saturday at the Mellieha Bay Hotel. First race will start at 1300 so if you are interested in sailing remote controlled sailing boats, come down to the Hotel and meet us all there.
9 February 2015
Race 4 of the 2015 Winter Series will be held at the Mellieha Bay Hotel next Saturday, 14 March with the first race about 1300, it will take some time to lay the buoys so maybe a 1330 start. Hope to see you all there.
4 February 2015
Race 3 of the 2015 Winter Series will be held at Xemxija this coming Saturday 7 February, first race at 1300. See you all there,
Check out the superb photos from Bill Oliver from his visit in January, See our facebook page, link above.
20 January 2015
Racing this coming Saturday 24 January 2015 once more at Xemxija. First race to start at 1300 hours so please be there in time. Allow extra time as there are all sorts of road works on the coast road and the diversions are worse than normal (and for Malta that's something !!!).
4 January 2015
Happy New Year to all.
Next race will be Saturday 10 January 2015, at Xemxija, 1300 first race. Hope to see you all there.
20 December 2015
The annual Christmas Cup was held today at Xemxija and won by Darren, second place Robert and third was Albert, well done to all skippers and Merry Christmas.
15 December 2015
The 6th and final race of the 2014 Autumn Series was held last Saturday (13th December) at Xemxija. Wind was almost perfect from a Westerly direction making sailing on flat seas and little swell. Darren once again took first place and with Robert coming in fourth position on the day, Darren took the overall winner of the Autumn Series for 2014. Congratulations Darren, a deserved winner. Some pics of the final days sailing will be put on our facebook page shortly.
28 November 2014
The 5th race of the Autumn Series will take place once agian at Xemxija. First race starts at 1300 sharp. See you all there.
11 November 2014
The 4th race of the Autumn Series will be held this Saturday at St. Thomas Bay. First race will be at 1300 sharp. See you all there.
28 October 2014
The third race of the Autumn Series will take place at Xemxija next Saturday 1 November 2014 starting at 1300 hours. Skippers are requested to be on site by 12:30 to prepare and set up your boats.
19 October 2014
Racing took place last Saturday 18 October 2014 in Xemxija after a last minute change of venue due to vehicular problems!!! The wind was a steady west north westerly and made for some good sailing with flat seas and a reasonable wind. Darren won the days event after returning from a successful Europeans with some excellent sailing. Next race wiil be on Saturday 1 November 2014.
Urgent notice, races on Saturday 18 October 2014 will be at Xemxija, be there at 13:30 for the first race at 14:00
14 October 2014
Next IOM race meeting will be held at St. Thomas Bay on Saturday 18 October. First race will start at 1400 sharp so please be there in time to rig and be ready to race on time.
5 October 2014
The first race of the 2014 Autumn series was held in light but steady wind conditions with a course running parallel to the control area. Chris won out on the days racing with a strong second place going to Alan even though he missed the first race of the day.
Next race in 2 weeks time.
21 September 2014
Information about the 2015 Malta IOM Open Invitation has now been added to this web site, click on the shortcut in the menu on the left.
19 September 2014
Hi All, get ready for the 2014 Autumn Series, first race will be on Saturday 4 October at Xemxija. 1400 is the start time for the first race. Hope to see you all there.
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.