Offshore races have always proven to be popular events with Club members, taking them further ashore and posing a true challenge to crews and testing their abilities especially with the volatile weather conditions that one can experience in the Malta-Sicily Channel.
The Camilleri Marine Ragusa Weekend, taking place this weekend will see Club boats racing up from Malta to the pretty Marina di Ragusa on Thursday.
Throughout the weekend, the Circoli Velici Iblei, under the auspices of the Federazione Italiana Vela, organise the Trofeo Achille Boroli Challenge and the Hyblea Cup. Last year the races were very much a Maltese affair with Maya Podesta’s Elusive 2 BOV storming to victory and winning the Achille Boroli Challenge. The Hyblea Cup was won by Anton Calleja’s Lartista.
The fleet will race up to Ragusa on Thursday 29th June at 8:30, with first boats expected to arrive in Ragusa just before sunset.
Depending on weather conditions, boats are likely to race down on Sunday or Monday morning whilst a prize giving evening, hosted by Camilleri Marine, sponsors of the event will take place on Friday 7th July at the Royal Malta Yacht Club.