Malta Optimist Team

Help Get Malta's Optimist Team to the World Championships

Malta Optimist National Team Sports June 20, 2018 at 9:02 am
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Hi

We are 4 boys aged between 12 and 14 years. Richard, Saul , Nico and Antonio. We are all sailors from Malta Young Sailors Club. We are Team Malta. This year we will be representing Malta in the 2018 Optimist World Championships, in Limassol Cyprus. We will be competing against 258 sailors from 55 nations.

To be able to compete at such a high level we train all year round, usually twice a week on the water and as often as we can on land, building up our physical strength. We participate in monthly intensive international training camps that are organised by our club as well as travel abroad to compete in international training camps and regattas. This part of our training is essential as Malta’s size does not allow us to get enough exposure to big fleets.

Unfortunately we do not get much funding, so our parents have to pay for it all.
We have set up this Zaar account, we are seeking to raise 10,000 euro to be able to cover the costs of travel, accommodation, participation as well as the chartering of boats at the World Championships.

Our prospects for top positions and results are good with high chances of making sailing history for Malta and our local Maltese clubs. Richard Schultheis and Saul Vassallo, have already made history by winning Gold and Bronze respectively, at this year’s Jeux des Isles, Island Games, held last week.

We would appreciate any help in getting us there. We are hoping to make Malta and all of you proud.

Thank you for donating 🙂