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The Seajet SB 20 National League progresses in St Paul’s Bay

The Seajet SB 20 National Sailing League took to the sea on March 23 and 24 for the monthly regatta racing weekends in the 2023/24 SB 20 sailing season.

This ranking event hosted by the Malta Young Sailors Club, is an annual highlight of the season.

During this weekend, a sizeable fleet was launched from St Angelo in Vittoriosa and transferred to St Paul’s Bay, competing fiercely on the waves with winds blowing above 18 knots.

The weekend featured intense competition across three races each day. 

The Maltese Musketeer Sailing Team excelled on Day 1, winning two races and finishing second in the third, setting a strong pace.

The newcomers University of Malta Sailing Team also showed commendable skill, leaving the rest of the fleet aspiring for a turnaround on Day 2, which, however, remained elusive.

With consistent performance across the board, Maltese Musketeer clinched the overall weekend win, marking a triumphant first for its crew.

The University of Malta Sailing Team secured second place, with Team Chiara making significant strides on the second day to finish third overall.

The local fleet has more than doubled in the last couple of months with now 16 teams actively racing in Malta. This makes the SB20 Class by far the largest fleet of single design keel boats and are sailed by some of the best sailors on the island.

A number of local regular seasoned teams will be traveling to Portugal to compete in the SB20 Grand Slam Spring Cup in Cascais. The participation of local teams in this prestigious regatta happening in May is made possible with the assistance of SportMalta.

This support underlines SportMalta’s commitment to promote competitive sailing giving Maltese sailors an immense opportunity to benchmark their skills against some of Europe’s finest, ahead of the European Championships due to be held in Malta in October.

This weekend’s event could not have been possible without the Malta Young Sailor’s Club, the steadfast support of Seajet, courtesy of Dockshop, and the dedication of numerous volunteers who play crucial roles in race control, safety, and course setting.

“As the 2024 Seajet Malta Sailing League progresses, the association is inspired by the passion of our sailors, the commitment of our volunteers, and the backing of our sponsors,” an association statement said.

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