Fifty Six years and going strong – the RMYC Malta – Syracuse Race

Wednesday, July 13, 2016, 0:09

Note:This article has been published in both English and Maltese
Nota:Dan l-artiklu ġie miktub bl-Ingliż u bil-Malti

Gavin Muscat

Dating back to the sixties, the Malta-Syracuse Race, organised by the Royal Malta Yacht Club in conjunction with the Lega Navale Italiana (Sezione Siracusa), is the oldest race on the Club’s calendar.  A very popular race, well attended by Maltese and Sicilian boats alike, this race has also become a highlight of the Sicilian racing calendar.

The start of the race alternates each year, one year starting from Malta and the next starting from Syracuse.

Now in its 56th edition, the 85 nautical mile race will start in Malta and will take place on Saturday 16th July and boats from Sicily are expected to start arriving for the event a few days before the Skippers’ Briefing, which will take place on Friday 15th July on the Club’s roof at 19:00hrs.

The Malta-Syracuse Race, typically attracts a fleet of over seventy boats with the highest participation registered in 2010 when the race celebrated its fiftieth year.

In 2014 Massimo Savoca’s Dreamer Tech established a course record when he completed the race in 08:37:22. With last year’s weather conditions making it impossible for crews to beat the time clocked by Savoca in 2014, the gauntlet has been thrown to boats wishing to register a new record.

The prize-giving ceremony will take place at the Lega Navale in Syracuse on Sunday.

Registrations are being accepted at the Club’s Secretariat during office hours throughout the week.

More information on the 56th Edition of the Malta-Syracuse Race can be found on www.rmyc.org, alternatively contact the Club Secretariat on +356 21 333109.
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Malti

Ibburdjar – Tellieqa Malta – Sirakuża tinzamm nhar is-Sibt

It-tellieqa Malta- Sirakuża,  organizzata mill- Royal Malta Yacht Club flimkien mal- Lega Navale Italiana ( Sezione Siracusa ), tmur lura għas–sittinijiet, u hija l-iktar tellieqa antika fil-kalendarju tal-Klabb. Din it-tellieqa hija popolari ħafna, b’attendenza tajba kemm min dgħajjes Maltin u Sqallin. Din it-tellieqa hija wahda mit-tlielaq popolari tal-bahhara Sqallin li jippartecipaw regoarlament.

Il-bidu ta din it-tellieqa talterna kull sena, darba tibda f’Malta, u darba minn Sirakuża.

Din is-sena din it-tellieqa ser tiċċelebra il-56 edizzjoni tagħha, u it-tellieqa ta’85 -il mil nawtiku se tibda f’Malta nhar is-Sibt 16 Lulju. Dgħajjes minn Sqallija huma mistennija li bdew jaslu ftit jiem qabel. Laqgħa għal kaptani se ssir nhar il-Ġimgħa Lulju 15 fil-Klabb, fis-sebgħa ta filgħaxija.

It-tellieqa, tipikament tattira flotta ta’ aktar minn sebgħin dgħajsa bl-ogħla parteċipazzjoni giet reġistrata fl-2010 meta l- tellieqa ċċelebrat il- ħamsin edizzjoni.

Fl-2014 id- dgħajsa Dreamer Tech ta’ Massimo Savoca stabbilixxiet rekord tal-korsa meta spiċċat it-tellieqa f’hin ta’8:37:22. Il-kundizzjonijiet tat-temp tas-sena li għaddiet ma kienux favorevolu għall-ekwipaġġi, għalhekk din is-sena il-Klabb qed jistenna kompetizzjoni qawwi mid-dgħajjes lesti sabiex jirreġistraw rekord ġdid.

Iċ-ċerimonja tal-għoti tal-premjijiet se ssir fil- Navale Lega f’Sirakuża nhar il-Ħadd.

Reġistrazzjonijiet qed jiġu aċċettati fil Segretarjat tar-Royal Malta Yacht Club waqt ħinijiet tal-uffiċċju matul il- ġimgħa.   Aktar informazzjoni dwar il-56 edizzjoni tal- Malta-Sirakuża tista ‘tinstab fuq www.rmyc.org jew billi jsir kuntatt mal-Klabb fuq +356 21 333 109.

 

 





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