Saturday, June 4, 2011

J/133 JUNO Slam Dunks SLAM Regatta

J/133 sailboat- JUNO- sailing Malta SLAM Regatta
(Malta)- Sonke Stein and his rock star crew on the J-133 JUNO claimed the first ever SLAM sponsored Mellieha Bay Regatta by winning IRC Class 1 and First Overall.  The regatta was organised by the Royal Malta Yacht Club in conjunction with RLR Yachting, local agents for SLAM.

Racing consisted of a short coastal race on Friday followed by a well attended “Happy Hour” at the Yacht Club bar.  Racing continued on Saturday and Sunday around the North shore azure waters of the Maltese archipelago.  In addition to Sonke Stein's JUNO taking top honors, Lee Satariano’s J-122 ARTIE came second in IRC-1. Interestingly, ARTIE drew first blood in Race 1 by winning the race.  However, JUNO came back over the next two days to take the overall class win and IRC title.   For more SLAM Regatta sailing information