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Round Malta 2 man Race report

 

The annual round Malta and Gozo 2 man race took place on Saturday 1st December 2018. Race officer Peter Dimech took the decision to shorten the course to a figure of eight around Camino Island due to a forecast for light winds. The fleet of 20+ yachts set off at 0800 and were straight away hit by a forceful squall and heavy rain as they passed Valletta Harbour, causing chaos onboard many yachts! The blustery conditions continued with winds up to 30 knots to the South of Malta followed by a violent thunder storm that engulfed the back markers in the fleet resulting in several retirements. The later part of the race rewarded the brave with fairer winds and clearing skies to see the finishers crossing the line in daylight. Seawolf took victory in class and was placed as overall winner, a great result after a hard days racing…what happened to the light wind forecast is anybody’s guess!

 

Author: Atlantic Charters

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