International model boat race in Mellieha

Saturday, March 14, 2015, 15:55

The 2015 Malta IOM Open will take place between the 19th – 22nd March, where the Mellieha Bay Hotel opens its shores for competitors in the IOM racing class for model sailing boats.


The annual event welcomes 48 skippers, including 11 local competitors to the four day open showcasing the latest technology in the one metre catagory. Most international guests hail from Europe and will include sailors from Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, Turkey, Croatia and Sweden amongst others.


The one metre boats will be remotely controlled from the shorelines, and last year was won by Dutch skipper Huub Gillissen controlling an Ace 4 yacht. Racing begins at 10:00 on Thursday the 19th March where the Dutchman looks to defend his title, with the combined results will be finalised by the final leg on Sunday evening.


The event will be sponsored by Thomas Smith Group of Companies for a third successive year.


Members can track further progress by following the event on the club’s official facebook page titled MMBA and also on their website:

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