Sailing: Malta-Pozzallo Sette Giugno Regatta 2017

Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 11:42

Continental Tyres are the new title sponsors of the Continental Malta-Pozzallo Sette Giugno Regatta organized by the Malta Cruising Club (MCC) this year on its fifth edition.

The Pozzallo section of the Lega Navale are once again extending their enthusiastic collaboration to the 50 nautical miles Cruise being held under the Patronage of the Commune of Pozzallo.

The peculiar start procedure followed in the past editions is again being adopted whereby each boat leaves Malta at its cruising speed. Here a boat that cruises at six and a half knots, leaves Malta at 6:30 in the morning, a boat that cruises at 7 knots leaves at 7:00 am and so forth. Such a procedure should have participating boats within sight of each other for most of the trip where all boats should arrive at Pozzallo between two and three in the afternoon or thereabouts.

This 5 th Edition of the Continental Malta-Pozzallo Sette Giugno Regatta is being held over a five day period between Wednesday 7th and Sunday 11th June. Two popular activities on the program are the Welcome and the Farewell Fish Night Dinners to be held on Wednesday and Friday respectively.

The Comune di Pozzallo will be providing the Maltese yachting contingent with transport arrangements on two occasions. On one occasion the group will visit an agriturismo set-up in Frigintini to assist in the production of ricotta, cheeses and participate to produce home made bread. On this visit the group will also enjoy a Typical Sicilian homemade lunch.

The second occasion will be attending for the production of the famous Cioccolato di Modica and a sightseeing tour of Modica.

On Saturday morning the Maltese yachts will be joined by other boats from the Lega Navale Sezione di Pozzallo for a ‘Sail along the Pozzallo coast’. Here each yacht will host two young students attending the nautical school Istituto di Istruzione Superiore “Giorgio La Pira” – Pozzallo. Such initiative will not only prove exciting to the new young sailors but also to members of their families and friends who will be following this sail from the shore.

The Regatta program also includes Mass on Saturday evening which is held at the Clubhouse of the Lega Navale Sezione di Pozzallo on the marina where the Maltese yachts will be berthed. This year part of the berthing fees of participating yachts is being subsidize by Continental Tyres, title sponsors of event.

The winning trophy on the five-day Cruise to Pozzallo is an enjoyable all-family relaxing sailing break.

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