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RMYC SAILING SCHOOL DINGHY REGATTA

The Royal Malta Yacht Club Sailing School hosted a Dinghy Regatta for its students who learned to sail over the summer.

Nearly fifty sailors, aged between 5 and 50 raced on the RMYC Sailing School’s fourteen boats which include RS Feva, RS Vision and Laser Bug Classes.

A total of twenty- five races were held over the weekend and took place in Marsamxett Harbour.

Sixteen Entrants, split into three fleets based on their abilities, raced on the six RMYC Sailing School Laser Bug dinghies. Twenty entrants, divided into crews of two or three raced on the RMYC Sailing School RS Vision Dinghies.

Eight entrants in the RS Feva class raced on 2 of the RMYC Sailing School RS Feva dinghies, whilst 2 privately owned RS Feva Dinghies joined the fleet.

The same format of competition was applied for both days when wind conditions, though changing variably from all directions were consistently around 6 – 8 knots on each day.

The competition in the Laser Bug class was very tight with many sailors scoring equal points with the final positions having to be assigned after tie breaks. Racing in the RS Feva class was dominated by girls with two all-girl teams at the top and a brother/sister team in third place.

The RMYC Sailing School has been running sailing courses for three years. To date, some 250 students have attended courses directed by chief instructor Ruya Cakmakli. The demand for
 
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