Maltese sailors proving their mettle at the Yachting Malta BSC International Regatta

Unbeaten runs for Shaun Aquilina (BSC) and Timmy Vassallo (MYSC)

With the penultimate day of racing at the Yachting Malta BSC International Regatta ended, it is safe to say that Maltese sailors have shown their mettle, leading all but one of the six classes.  Shaun Aquilina (BSC) and Timmy Vassallo (MYSC) remain unbeaten in their respective classes. 

Weather conditions were slightly more challenging than yesterday, with light and gusting winds, strong swells and currents on the Optimist course.  Nonetheless, all fleets were able to complete the three races that were planned for the day.

Provisional results following the third day of races are as follows:-

ILCA 4

Timmy Vassallo finished the day with three straight wins and leading the fleet on the provisional leaderboard.  Similar to yesterday’s outcome Laidon Buhagiar (BSC) and Harry Fairbairn (MYSC) retained their second and third respective placings.

ILCA 6

Benjamin Vassallo (MYSC) still retains his first place even though third placed Matthew Debono (MYSC) claimed two straight wins today. Between the two MYSC sailors, is Lacey Aquilina (BSC) in second place who is just one point ahead of Debono.

ILCA 7

Shaun Aquilina maintained his unbeaten streak and leads comfortably ahead of Crispin Peresso (BSC) and Julian Elwood (RMYC).

Optimist Beginner

The leaderboard is occupied by three BSC sailors. Jeremy Decelis still leads the fleet, well ahead of second placed Ella Grech.  A win for Timothy Vella in the final race of the day saw him pip Juanita Darmanin to third place. 

Optimist Cadet

There were no changes in provisional rankings for this Class. Villiams Osipovs (TJK-FVR) still maintains the lead, followed by Emir Tombuloglu (Galatassaray) and Ethan Kodjaazliev (RMYC) who finished in second and third place respectively.

Optimist Senior

Andrew Zhakov (BSC) retained his first place.  Jonas Micallef (RMYC) who finished yesterday’s races in third place moved up to second place ahead of Thomas Wilson (MYSC).

Although no major upsets are expected in the final ILCA Class leaderboard, the Optimist Class still offers plenty of excitement with much at stake. As Sunday approaches, anticipation builds for the final races, promising a fierce competition just outside Birzebbugia harbour.

Racing will resume on Sunday morning at 1100hrs.

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