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Cospicua win Freedom Day Regatta for 14th time

The Cospicua clan celebrating their 14th triumph. Photo: Jonathan Borg

Kalkara, Vittoriosa joint-winners of Category B.

The Freedom Day shield returned to Cospicua after the Cottonera club wonthe March edition for the 14th time.

This year’s regatta took place a week before than originally scheduled as this year’s Freedom Day will coincide with Easter Sunday.

A strong Cospicua contingent tallied 60 points in the main category, seeing off Vittoriosa’s challenge who placed second with 58 points. Senglea took third place with 48.

Cospicua needed a third-place finish in the final race to secure eight points that would help them clinch the title.

Maximilian Mamo, Clive Casha, Dennis Thornton and Jurgen Camilleri was the Cospicua quartet that finished third in the aforementioned race – tal-pass b’erba’ mqadef which was won by Vittoriosa, represented by Antoine Brignone, Clyde Cutajar, Clayton Darmanin and Sven Refalo.

Cospicua won two of the five races in the Open – the tal-midalji with rowers Maximilian Mamo, Clive Casha, Dennis Thornton and Romario Brignone and the tal-pass ta’ bit-tnejn thanks to the duo Clyde Cutajar, Clayton Darmanin.

In the Category B, Kalkara and Vittoriosa finished joint-first on 48 points which means that both clubs will keep the winning shield for six months each, starting with the former as they won more points as winners and runners-up combined in the five category races.

Meanwhile, Vittoriosa won the single women’s race, frejgatini b’żewgt mqadef, with Senglea and Birzebbuġa placing third.

The Vittoriosa pair was formed by Shazel Grima and Glynnis Mizzi.



TAL-MIDALJI – Cospicua, Senglea, Vittoriosa.
FREJGATINI – Senglea, Cospicua, Vittoriosa.
TAL-PASS B’ŻEWĠT IMQADEF – Cospicua, Vittoriosa, Birzebbuġa.
KAJJIKI – Vittoriosa, Senglea, Cospicua.
TAL-PASS B’ERBA’ MQADEF – Vittoriosa, Senglea, Cospicua.


TAL-PASS B’ŻEWĠT IMQADEF – Vittoriosa, Kalkara, Senglea.
KAJJIKI – Kalkara, Cospicua, Senglea.
TAL-MIDALJI – Cospicua, Kalkara, Marsamxett.
FREJGATINI – Kalkara, Cospicua, Vittoriosa.
TAL-PASS B’ERBA’ MQADEF – Vittoriosa, Marsamxett, Marsa.


FREJGATINI B’ŻEWGT IMQADEF – Vittoriosa, Senglea, Birżebbuġa.


Cospicua 60; Vittoriosa 58; Senglea 48; Birzebbuġa 6.

Kalkara, Vittoriosa 48; Cospicua 36; Marsamxett 2; Senglea 10; Marsa 8.

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