Jar­head Young Sailors Foun­da­tion Malta spon­sors Mal­tese young sailors par­tic­i­pa­tion in the 2018 Rolex Syd­ney – Ho­bart Race

Malta Independent - - Sport -

Fol­low­ing the suc­cess­ful par­tic­i­pa­tion of the "Jar­head Young Sailor's Foun­da­tion Malta" J-109 yacht in the 50th An­niver­sary Rolex Mid­dle Sea Race 2018, whereby a team of young sailors showed their abil­ity and seamanship in chal­leng­ing con­di­tions. The Jar­head Young Sailors Foun­da­tion is pleased to an­nounce that the Foun­da­tion is spon­sor­ing-Daniel Fenech’s par­tic­i­pa­tion in the 2018 Rolex Syd­ney - Ho­bart race. Fol­low­ing his first suc­cess­ful Rolex Mid­dle Sea Race com­ple­tion in 2018 Daniel has been awarded the po­si­tion on­board the TP52 "PYR Jar­head Wot Eva" and will be join­ing the team 'down un­der' for the race start­ing on 26th De­cem­ber 2018.

By demon­strat­ing the Foun­da­tion's long term ob­jec­tive to en­cour­age in­clu­sion of the Mal­tese younger gen­er­a­tion, whether they be find­ing their way in life, new­com­ers to sail­ing or ex­pe­ri­enced dinghy sailors, the Foun­da­tion hopes this spon­sor­ship will en­cour­age other young Mal­tese peo­ple to be­come in­volved with the Foun­da­tion.

In Daniel’s own words: “What an hon­our to be cho­sen from such a great Rolex Mid­dle Sea Race team. I would like to take this op­por­tu­nity to thank all the guys on­board Jar­head who have helped me get to­wards this dream and would also like to thank the Foun­da­tion for giv­ing me this one of a kind op­por­tu­nity!”

Daniel’s fa­ther Mr. Michael Fenech ex­plained that Daniel’s un­cle was an ac­tive mem­ber at Vik­ings Sail­ing Club when he in­tro­duced Daniel to sail­ing. Daniel was 8 years old and that was when it all be­gan. He par­tic­i­pated in many races and re­gat­tas both at Vik­ings and on a na­tional level. Even­tu­ally his fam­ily got in­volved too by prac­ti­cally spend­ing ev­ery week­end down at Vik­ings help­ing out with sail­ing events and fundrais­ing. From then on Daniel's en­thu­si­asm and love for sail­ing flour­ished. Daniel also par­tic­i­pated in events abroad such as the Mir­ror 10 Na­tional Cham­pi­onships in Corn­wall. At the age of 11 Daniel was given the op­por­tu­nity to ex­pe­ri­ence keel­boats. Un­der the watch­ful eye of Mr. An­thony Camil­leri he be­came part of the crew to end­less num­ber of races and ex­pe­ri­ences. In 2012 Daniel moved on to the Malta Young Sailors Club. There he joined the Laser-Ra­dial group mov­ing on to Laser Stan­dard.

In Daniel’s fa­ther’s own words: “As a par­ent I def­i­nitely rec­om­mend sail­ing. Our years spent in the sail­ing scene were truly fun and mem­o­rable ones.

Daniel has given so much to sail­ing but sail­ing truly gave back years of fun, team­work, dis­ci­pline and last but not least, friend­ships”.

The Jar­head Young Sailors Foun­da­tion wishes “fair winds and fol­low­ing seas ”to the foun­da­tion’s highly ex­pe­ri­enced Rolex Mid­dle Sea Race skip­per Mr. Richard Ni­col­son who will be par­tic­i­pat­ing in the Rolex Syd­ney Ho­bart yacht race 2018 to­gether with Jar­head Young Sailors Malta founder Mr. Greg Nas­myth who will skip­per the TP52 'Jar­head Wot Eva'. The Jar­head Young Sailors Foun­da­tion en­cour­ages the gen­eral pub­lic to fol­low and sup­port the yacht’s per­for­mance dur­ing the race which will start on Wed­nes­day 26th De­cem­ber 2018 15:00hrs Cen­tral Euro­pean Time. http://www.rolexsyd­ney­ho­bart.com/…/20…/pyr-jar­head-wot-eva/…

Po­ten­tial spon­sors, in­ter­ested par­ties, re­cent and new­comer young sailors are all en­cour­aged to con­tact the Foun­da­tion in or­der to ex­press their in­ter­est in be­ing in­volved with the Jar­head Young Sailors Foun­da­tion Malta pro­gram of events for the year 2019 by con­tact­ing the Foun­da­tion’s ad­min­is­tra­tor Mr. Wil­frid But­tigieg vi­ae­mail­[email protected]­heady­oung­sailors­malta.org or mo­bile +356 999 777 78.

Daniel Fenech

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