Closely fought Winter Series Coastal Races launch 2017 Race Calendar

06 March 2017

The Royal Malta Yacht Club hosted the last race of the Royal Malta Yacht Club Winter Series Coastal Races on Sunday 5th March to a light south easterly breeze of 10 to 14 knots.

Five boats undertook a course that took them past the Valletta fairway buoy then south to the outer Munxar East cardinal mark and on to the halfway mark the Benghajsa East Cardinal mark and back to finish off at the Club’s terrace. The leg between Fairway and Munxar proved to be quite a balanced beat to windward. The reach to Benghajsa and back was fast and the run to Fairway also.

The fleet kept close throughout but it was an exciting finish between Xpresso, Lartista and Kon Tiki much to the joy of the spectators who were watching the proceedings from the Club’s terrace.

Similar conditions had met the fleet for the first race of the Series which took place on Sunday 19th February. 

Results for the Royal Malta Yacht Club Winter Series Coastal Races


Race 1 – (19.02.2017)

Race 2 – (05.03.2017)

1st Place

Otra Vez (Aaron Gatt Floridia)

Xpresso (Sean Borg)

2nd Place

Kon Tiki (Ferdinand Grech)

Lartista (Anton Calleja)

3rd Place

Lartista (Anton Calleja)

Kon Tiki (Ferdinand Grech)


The Royal Malta Yacht Club is now gearing up for the forthcoming St. Patrick’s Weekend Regatta which is being organised with the assistance of the Embassy of the Republic of Ireland, Malta. The weekend of events will get underway on Friday 17th March with a Race Briefing held at the Club whilst races will be held on Saturday and Sunday morning.  On the social scene a St. Patrick’s themed party will be held for Club members and their guests on Saturday 18th March. 

More information about the 2017 Race Calendar can be found on the Club’s website – or via email on

Photo Credit: Carla Dimech