Results – Malta National Indoor Rowing Championship, 21 Nov 2015

From left to right: Joseph Grima, President of Ghaqda Regatta Nazzjonali u Qdif Iehor (Malta Rowing Association), Glenn Zammit, a rower with Birzebbugia Regatta Club who won the male lightweight categories and placed within the Top 10 worldwide in the 500m race, and Pierre Ebejer from Topaz Hotel.
From left to right: Joseph Grima, President of Ghaqda Regatta Nazzjonali u Qdif Iehor (Malta Rowing Association), Martin Dugas (University of Malta Rowing Club) and Maximilan Mamo (Bormla Regatta Club), the winners of the main 2000m event in the M/HW category, and Pierre Ebejer from Topaz Hotel.


Excellent Results in the 2015 National Indoor Rowing Championship

Glenn Zammit obtains a result which places him within the Top 10 in the current rankings for the 500m race in his age/weight category.


Malta Rowing Association (Ghaqda Regatta Nazzjonali u Qdif Iehor) is pleased to announce the OFFICIAL RESULTS of the 2015 Malta National Indoor Rowing Championship with the following being declared as the National Champions for the 2000m category:

Heavyweight Male (Overall): Martin Dugas (University of Malta Rowing Club).
Heavyweight Male (Maltese): Maximilian Mamo (Bormla Regatta Club)
Lightweight Male: Glenn Zammit (Birzebbugia Regatta Club)
Heavyweight Female: Romina Bugeja (Birzebbugia Regatta Club)
Lightweight Female: Nicole Gatt (STARMAX)

Excellent results were also obtained in the 500m sprints. This category was won by Glenn Zammit, a University of Malta student who was competing  as part of the Birzebbugia Regatta Club team in the Lightweight Male Category. Zammit, who trains with his home club of Birzebbugia as well as the University of Malta Degree+ programme, recorded an excellent time of 1:33.6 which ranks him within the Top 10 in the world for the current competition period for his age/weight category. Jan Tanti (Senglea Regatta Club) won the equivalent heavyweight category and recorded a time of 1:24.8. This is also an excellent result and ranks Tanti within the Top 30 in the world for the current competition period in his category.

In the 2000m races, Martin Dugas from the University of Malta Rowing Club has ranked within the Top 30 worldwide in his age/weight category for the current current competition period (as on 22-11-2015, 11am). Dugas is currently studying Mechanical Engineering with the University of Malta as an Erasmus student. “I really enjoyed taking part in this event and being part of the University of Malta Rowing Club. As someone coming from a canoeing background, it is also nice to see that Malta Rowing is keen to get more people into rowing and I hope that this will attract new talent into the sport. As a member of the University of Malta Rowing Club, I also hope that other Maltese university students, irrespective of whether they wish to compete or not, will join our Club as rowing is an excellent and safe way to stay in good shape and make friends. Hopefully, with some investment, our Club would also be able to start taking part in national and international events such as the the European Universities Rowing Championships.”

This event has also encouraged a number of female athletes to become members of one of the local rowing Clubs. Romina Bugeja, a newly registered rower with Birzebbugia Regatta Clus said that this day was important to her due to a number of reasons. “Firstly, it was my first experience amongst many rowers, who were very supportive. I was happy to obtain a good result considering it was my first time competing, and I encourage female athletes to participate. I would also like to thank everyone, family, friends, members and the executive of Birzebbugia Rowing Club as well as Ghaqda Regatta Nazzjonali u Qdif Iehor who organised this event. I hope there will be more opportunities similar to this in the near future.”

Senglea rower Jan Tanti, who works with a local pharmaceutical,  also spoke of his satisfaction on the way this event was organised. “Participating in this new event in Malta was one of my greatest pleasure and I would like to thank all the sponsors, organisers and participants. A special thanks goes for the new comers from University of Malta Rowing Club for their help and contribution. Such events are promoting our sports on a national basis and I hope that after this successful event, more athletes will be willing to try rowing. On a personal note I would like to appeal the sporting authorities and the local media to help us promote further our sporting discipline as we believe there is a strong foundation on which we can build.”

Ghaqda Regatta Nazzjonali u Qdif Iehor would like to thank the Topaz Hotel who were the Main Sponsors of this event as well as Challenger Gym, Senglea Regatta Club, Bormla Regatta Club and Marsamxett Regatta Club for lending us their equipment.