Malta awards Powerboat P1 driver

Malta's Sports Writers Association recognises powerboat success

Aaron Ciantar has picked up the Team Award from the Malta Sports Writers’ Association for his 2008 title success. Reigning P1 SuperSport class champion Aaron Ciantar collected a couple of off-season sporting honours in his home country of Malta. TheConam Yachtsdriver received a Gold Medal from Malta’s Sports Council and won the Team category in the Malta Sports Writers’ Association’s annual awards.

Ciantar’s family company – Chaudron Powerboats – built the Mercury-powered Chaudron 41 hull that Ciantar and double SuperSport champion Angelo Tedeschi ran to victory with Tedeschi’s Racing Project team in 2008. The pair almost completed a clean sweep in the SuperSport class only failing in the opening race in Italy with a jump-start time penalty.

“I am really happy and honoured to have won the Team Sport Category in this year’s edition of the local Sports Awards,” Ciantar said. “It is also an honour for Chaudron thanks to the manufacturing and performance of the boat itself. Personally I feel that my sacrifices together with Angelo’s commitment have led to this prestigious award. I sincerely thank all the sports editors, sports journalists and sports contributors who have voted for me.

“I thought it would be difficult to win against the Women’s National Basketball team which had an excellent run of results in 2008. I was overwhelmed with joy and publicly thanked all those who believe in powerboating. I take this opportunity to dedicate this Award to all the Maltese Sporting public, especially the Chaudron fans.”