21st Dec 2018
There was no stopping thirteen year old Ri chard Schultheis (Malta Young Sailors Club) , who maintained his lead in the Optimist Gold Fleet (Open & Cadet Class) as the Euromed Championship closed off the third day of racing.
Organised by Malta Young Sailors, racing is taking place in MellieÄ§a Bay and a slightly stronger wind than what was experienced in the past two days saw the fleet sail in approximately eleven knots.
The Optimist Gold Fleet saw Schultheis maintain top billing, followed by Hungarian Soma Kis-Szölgyémi, two second places by Swiss Jeanlou Lauber enabled him to claim third place.
In the Silver Fleet, Alana Twomey (Ireland), Daniil Perchik (Russia) and Annie Samis (USA) took first, second and third place respectively giving the Class a strong female presence on the podium. There were no changes in the leaderboard in the Optimist Novice Class, with Croatians Vito BoÅ¾ovic and Oliver Bilic retaining the positions achieved yesterday. Vanja Ramm Ericsson, representing the Royal Malta Yacht Club completed the top trio once again.
Similarly, the Laser 4.7, Standard and Radial Fleets saw no changes to the placings obtained yesterday. Top Maltese sailors in this Class were Saul Vassallo (3rd Place, 4.7 Class), Karl Miggiani (3rd Place, Standard Class) and Zachary Zammit (2nd Place, Radial Class) who all hail from Malta Young Sailors Club.
Saturday 22nd December, will see the final day of racing taking place with three races scheduled. First race should start at 10:00am and Prize Giving will take place later on in the afternoon.
The 19th edition of the Euromed Regatta is sponsored by Mapfre Middlesea and supported by Yachting Malta.
For further information please visit - http://euromed.maltayoungsailors.com
Photo Credit: Rodrigo M. Rato