Siblings Antonia and Victoria Schultheis have enjoyed a storming start at the 2021 European Championships as the Maltese sailors are currently leading the way in the 49ERFX Division after the opening three races in Thessaloniki in Greece.
The Malta Young Sailors Club duo are up against Europe’s top sailing talents who are bidding for medal glory at the continental championships in Greece.
Antonia Schultheis and Victoria Schultheis could not have hoped for a better performance on the opening day of the competition after they managed to win all three regattas to end the day on top of the leaderboard with a perfect three net points.
Germany’s duo Maru Scheel and Freya Feilcke are a distant second on 13 net points while Lara Granier and Amelie Riou, of France, are currently third on 18 net points.
Competition resumes on Wednesday with another three regattas with the Maltese duo hopeful of preserving their top status in the competition.
Richard Schulteis and Max Korner, Malta’s other entry in the competition, found the going tough on the opening day of the 49er class after ending the day in 44th position from 61 entries.
Schulteis and corner placed 22nd in the first race but gradually started to improve and finished 15th in the second regatta before ending their commitments on the opening day with an excellent fourth placing in the final race.