The annual Royal Malta Yacht Club Boxing Day Race is a yearly appointment where sailors take part in a short race to raise funds for the Malta Community Chest Fund’s Boxing Day initiative – L-Istrina.
Crews were given a short course, leaving Marsamxett Harbour, heading towards Fairway Buoy and towards St. Julian’s in a double loop before finishing in front of the Yacht Club.
During the race, sailors and crews are encouraged to dress up their boats and themselves to add to the cheer. Some joined for the fun, others made an effort whilst others pulled out the stops to continue in the Christmas spirit!
Prizes were given for their efforts as follows:-
Best Dressed Boat – Dods
Best Dressed Sailors – Crew of Liara B
Best Sport Boat – Triple Action (Stefan Debattista, Catherine Halpin, Barry Hurley)
Best Sailing School Crew – Ahmed, Kyran Busuttil, Matthew Camilleri
Crews and members were welcomed to the Club after racing for mince pies and mulled wine.
This year’s event raised €1250.
A big thank you to all those that donated!