The Mapfre Euromed International Regatta fleet returned to the water on Monday, having had to spend the day on shore on Sunday due to the rough conditions in Mellieħa Bay.
Monday’s weather certainly made up for Sunday’s disappointment with the Optimist Senior fleet fitting in three races and the Beginners’ fleet two.
The Laser fleets raced a total of five races in conditions that saw winds gusting between 16 to 20 knots and a moderate swell.
The third and final race of the day, saw a very hotly contested competition for the Optimist Senior Class.
The race started after four attempts as the 65 boats in the fleets jostled to gain a good start. The final race was won by Emily Fenech.
The leaderboard for the day saw equal points being shared by Jonas Micallef and Timmy Vassallo. In the first day, Micallef finished in third place but Monday’s performance saw him climb to the top.
Vassallo retains his second place whilst Israeli Yahav Geva climbed to third place.
In the Beginners’ Class, Jacob Carl Delia topped the leaderboard to gain a two point advantage over Michael Cremona and Timothy De Cesare who share equal points in second and third place.
The ILCA Class managed to fit in five races, resulting in Shaun Aquilina and Dimitris Vertsonis leading the two Classes.
Class 4’s Shaun Aquilina maintained an unbeaten run having won all races. In second place is Benjamin Vassallo, who also had a consistent performance placing second in all races of the day. Vassallo is followed by Canadian Carlos Charabati who maintained his overal third placing.
Meanwhile in Class 6, Matthew Flores maintained his lead, whilst Jean Paul Zahra placed second.
Dimitris Vertsonis had a very good outing, making up for the disappointment on the first day due a snapped mast. Vertsonis won all races to climb up to third place of the leaderboard.
Monday’s results are provisional and final results will be published once all races have been completed on Tuesday.
The Mapfre Euromed International Regatta is hosted by the Malta Young Sailors Club under the auspices of the Malta Sailing Federation. The event is supported by Yachting Malta.
The final day of racing takes place on Tuesday from 10.30am onwards and three races are expected to take place.