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Victory Day regatta: Marsa win aggregate shield

Marsa win the aggregate shield in this year’s regatta, with Isla and Bormla claiming second third spots respectively • In the B category, Bormla beat Marsa and Isla to win minor shield

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Paul Cocks
8 September 2016, 5:22pm
Marsa rowers, club members and fans celebrate after winning the Aggregate Shield (Photo: Ivan Consiglio)
Marsa rowers, club members and fans celebrate after winning the Aggregate Shield (Photo: Ivan Consiglio)
Marsa have claimed this year’s 8 September regatta, edging Isla by 18 points to win the aggregate shield in the open category, while Bormla won the aggregate shield for the B category, featuring younger rowers and others that did not qualify for the main category.

As the races kicked off in Grand Harbour, Marsa won the first race in the major category, ‘tal-midalji’, with Isla and Birgu coming in second and third respectively.

Bormla won the second race in the open category – that for the ‘frejgatini’ – ahead of Isla and Birzebbugia.

In the third race, ‘tal-pass’, Marsa edged ahead once ahead, with Marsamxett coming in second, followed by Isla.

Isla then went on to win the following race, ‘tal-kajjiki’, ahead of Birgu and Marsamxett.

The final race in the category, ‘dghajjes B tal-pass’, saw Marsa claim first place, followed by Bormla and Isla, enough to earn them the shield with 64 points, ahead of Isla on 46 points and Bormla on 28.

Photo by Ivan Consiglio
Photo by Ivan Consiglio
Photo by Ivan Consiglio
Photo by Ivan Consiglio
Photo by Ivan Consiglio
Photo by Ivan Consiglio
Photo by Ivan Consiglio
Photo by Ivan Consiglio
Photo by Ivan Consiglio
Photo by Ivan Consiglio
In the B category, Bormla won the first race, ‘tal-pass’, with Marsa coming in second, followed by Isla, who then went on to win the second race, ‘tal-kajjiki’.

Kalkara claimed second spot, with Bormla placing third.

The third race, ‘tal-midalji’ was also won by Bormla, followed by Marsa and Isla.

Isla replied to Bormla’s challenge by winning the fourth race, ‘tal-frejgatini’, which saw Marsa come in second, followed closely by Birgu.

Marsa won the fifth and last race of the category, ‘dghajjes B tal-pass’, with Bormla and Isla coming in second and third place respectively.

Bormla won a total of 60 points in the category, edging Marsa on 56, while Isla came in a distant third with 44 points.

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Paul Cocks joined MaltaToday after having spent years working in newspapers with The Times...