One of the most recently concluded event in the world of racing is hosted by Royal Malta Yacht Club. They sponsored the Rolex Middle Sea Race which is on its 38th year. A total of 102 yachts coming from 30 different countries came and Malta was given the prestigious attention it wanted to gather from the international yachting network. The event was as enjoyable as sailing holidays from La Gomera where sailors enjoy their time in the sea.
For this month, all eyes from the sailing world will once again be focused on Malta as the Malta Young Sailors Club will be the official organizer of the MapfreMiddleseaEuromed Regatta on its 18th year. This is an annual event that is looked forward to in the international sailing scene because it features dinghies from Optimist and Laser category.
One of the most well-knowndinghies is the Optimist. It is small and intended for single handed sailing. It was designed for young sailors 15 years and younger. According to the International Sailing Federation, the Optimist is already considered as an international Class. Its classification falls under pram because the bottom is flat and it has shallow draught.
During the event there will be three Classes for Optimist event – Senior Division, Cadet Division and Beginners’ Division.
Fleets under Radial and Laser 4.7 will also be present at the event. They will participate in a single series but the course will be different from that of the Optimists.
For the 18th edition of the event, a total of 142 sailors have already registered from 20 nations – Australia, Greece, United Kingdom, Croatia, Ukraine, Cyprus, Turkey, Estonia, Switzerland, Malta, France, Norway, Hungary, Slovenia, Ireland, Italy, Russia and Latvia.
The racing arena will be at the Mellieha bay while the official hotel for the regatta is Seabank Resort and Spa. Euromedis timed with the Christmas holidays to make sure that young sailors are free from school obligations and will be able to travel to Malta for the competition. The families of the sailors will be able to enjoy much like the sailing holidays from La Gomera which is a well deserved treat after the competition.