Royal Malta Yacht Club Winter Season comes to a close, longer and more challenging races planned for April.

Royal Malta Yacht Club Winter Season comes to a close, longer and more challenging races planned for April.

The Royal Malta Yacht Club’s Winter Coastal Race Series werebrought to a close recently with the last race of the Series taking placerecently.  A fleet of five boats left Marsamxett, headed towards theFairway buoy before being sent up north towards Għallis Cardinal Mark. The last race of the Series was won, with a margin of just six seconds, by thecrew of Fernando Grech on Kon Tiki.

The RMYC Winter Coastal Race Series, took place on weekendafternoons and were intended to be fun and easy for all. Each race was scoredseparately so crews could join any one race.  These type of races provedto be popular and the Club is planning on hosting a Spring Series in May andJune with racing taking place on Saturday afternoons, whilst a Summer Series,scheduled for August and September, will consist of a series of mid-weekafternoon races.

Now that the winter season is well and truly over, the Club islooking forward to some more challenging racing and April will see the returnof the Sport Boats Class and two longer and more challenging races on theClub’s Racing Calendar.   

Sport Boats Class – 7th & 8th April

Next appointment for the Sport Boats Class will be on the 7thand 8th April, when crews of boats falling within this Class willregroup at the Royal Malta Yacht Club for a weekend of short, round the cansraces.  The Class will be organising a total of three races on Saturdayand Sunday, with racing starting at 10:30am.  A Prize Giving will takeplace on Sunday at approximately 4pm.

 PV-IES Double Handed Round Malta Race – 14th April 

First double handed race of the season, double handed racing isall about testing crew synergies and pushing one’s stamina to the limits asthere is no time for any breathing space.   This Race will form partof a series of three shorthanded races to be held over the year for an annualShort Handed Trophy”

Racing typically starts off from Marsamxett Harbour, taking crewsaround the island of Malta to finish off at the starting point inMarsamxett. 

Citadel Marzamemi Weekend Regatta – 28th April

Considered to be a Club Classic, the Citadel Marzamemi WeekendRegatta is the first offshore racing weekend of the year and is billed bymany as the most eagerly-awaited event by crews and friends.

The fleet list boasts a list of regulars as well as somenewcomers.  Jamie Sammut, skipper of Unica and Overall Winner in the raceup to Marzamemi last year is expected to take part and vying to retain thetitle.  Others such as the crews of Elusive 2, Xpresso, Janissah, andMaltese Falcon are some of the few that the Club expects to see on the startingline.

More information on the Royal Malta Yacht Club and its racingcalendar can be found on or bycontacting the Club Secretariat on

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