Tuesday, September 09, 2008

The Regatta and 2nd Place !!

The Regatta

The Regatta is a typical Maltese Sport because in this event held in September to commemorate the Great Siege Victory of 1565 and it is held on the 31 st March - Freedom Day. Typical Maltese boats like frejgatini, kajjikki and dghajjes take part. The Regatta is the main event for the traditional Maltese boat ( id-dghajsa ). These colourful boat races are popular with the Maltese, especially in the Three Cities of Cottonera, Marsa,Kalkara, Marsamxett and Birzebbuga, the districts which compete in this Regatta.

Senglea yesterday afternoon won the traditional September 8 regatta, held in Grand Harbour.

This team won with 88 points, winning all five Category A races. Birzebbuga won 2nd place with 84 points and also won the races for the reserves.

This was the 19th time that Senglea won the coveted shield. Their victory was celebrated by hundreds of supporters who crowded vantage points at Senglea Point and draped orange and red flags over the bastions.

SO since I am from Birzebbuga 'WELL DONE TO BERZY!!' and off course to the winners:)


Barbara Rahal said...

push push nice one ! yesterdays photo was awesome too!!!

Webradio said...

Hello !

Tu l'aime bien Ton île, et c'est bien !

Unknown said...

The 1st picture is a great shot!

Unknown said...

That looks like hard work!

Carin said...

Never knew this about the Regatta. Thanks for letting me know and sharing this colourful photo.

PeterParis said...

I guess somehow the same atmosphere as for the Palio in Siena!

rhys said...

thanks for putting my photo and yes its a hard work but beautifull aspecialy when you win