INTRODUCTION TO YACHTING EVENTS
The company name details exactly what the company is designed to do. Our mission is to organise sailing and yachting events in the cleanest waters and in the wind factory of the Mediterranean. The sea is our play ground – our field of play.
Our intention is to attract events and races to Malta, different to the ones already known to us. Our intention is to introduce Malta to sailors that we usually only see on magazines or posters.
YACHTING EVENTS DIRECTORS
Peter has sailed and been in contact with the sea and wind since a very tender age.
For a few years Peter coached Malta’s National Sailing Team. In the year 2001 Peter obtained International Judge Status, a position that he still currently holds. Through this and to date he officiated at around 250 events in 28 Nations, three of which were the prestigious Olympic Games. Peter’s involvement in the Olympic Games consisted of coaching at the 2000 Games in Sydney, volunteering in the International Technical Officers’ department in Athens in 2004 and more recently formed part of the International Jury at the 2012 London Paralympic Games. Recently Peter became the founder member and chair of the Sail Coach Foundation.
Peter works for Valentino Brothers, a family owned and run concern that has since several decades imported timber and man made boards from around the world.
In 2013, Peter was honoured with the Midalja għall-Qadi tar-Repubblika (Medal for Service to the Republic) in recognition of his contribution towards the development of sailing in Malta
PIERRE TRAVERS TAUSS
Pierre Travers Tauss has been involved in the marine industry since 1990 with the setting up of Strand Marine as importers of yachts, yachting equipment and accessories.
His involvement was further expanded with the setting up, in 2006, of Esprit Yachting who are the exclusive representatives of Azimut, Benetti Yachts and Williams tenders.
Born in 1958, and an engineer by profession, he ensures that his business offers the best possible customer care support.
NIKI TRAVERS TAUSS
With a background in Marketing and New Media, Niki has a passion for yachts which together long-standing family interests in yachting established Esprit Yachting in 2006. The company has since represented the world-leading– Azimut|Benetti Group and Williams Performance Tenders.
Today Niki is the Managing Director of Esprit Yachting and runs a fully-fledged yacht support company offering Yacht Sales, Management, Charter and Maltese Flag yacht ownership structures. More recently Niki has been project lead for Marina di Valletta - a 200+ berth yacht marina which is now in construction and expected to open for 2017 season.
Niki is an is an external consultant for product development at Azimut Yachts and a Board member of the Yachting Services section at Malta Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
A lawyer by profession, Christian Farrugia is one of the founding and co-managing partners of Fenech Farrugia Fiott Legal, a Malta based business and tax law firm with offices in Valletta and Swatar. With a post graduate degree in maritime and insurance law conferred upon him by the University of London following his graduation as a doctor of laws in Malta in 1987, he counts shipping, commercial and corporate and igaming law within his main areas of specialisation.
Christian is also a founder director of ARQ Fiduciary, an MFSA licensed fiduciary and trustee, as well as a non executive Chairman director of Advent Insurance PLC and MFC Merchant Bank Ltd.
Christian is a member of the Chamber of Advocates and the Malta Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (UK), the Malta Institute of Accountants, the Institute of Financial Services Practitioners, the Malta Institute of Taxation and holder of a B.COM (HONS) in Business Management issued by the University of Malta.
Nicky has significant experience in handling a wide portfolio of local and international clients operating in various industry sectors. Nicky is specialised in International Taxation with a focus on domestic legislation. He sits on various boards as company secretary and director.
Nicky also holds a Chartered Accountant’s warrant issued by the Malta Accountancy Board.