Sizeable fleet for BOV Gozo Regatta

Sunday, November 20, 2016, 12:16

Gavin Muscat

15 boats have registered their participation in the BOV Gozo Regatta 2016. Organised by the Royal Malta Yacht Club, the BOV Gozo Regatta is a popular event among Maltese sailors, with a combination of sailing and social events that are welcomed after the hectic build-up to the Rolex Middle Sea Race.

The BOV Gozo Regatta is a three day race, this year being held between the 11th and the 13th November 2016. Racing will kick off on Friday afternoon, when crews will race from Marsamxett Harbour to Mgarr Harbour. They will then participate in a series of coastal races on Saturday and cross the channel back to Malta on Sunday.

“The BOV Gozo Regatta has always been a popular event with crews and this year is no exception. Although crews take racing very seriously, evening social events are another matter when family and friends get together to mingle and relax”. commented Godwin Zammit, RMYC Commodore.

Charles Azzopardi, Head PR and Marketing at Bank of Valletta accompanied RMYC Commodore Godwin Zammit during the traditional Skippers Briefing. ‘We are delighted to see both familiar faces and new ones among the participating fleet’ said Mr Azzopardi. ‘As a major supporter of local sporting initiatives, Bank of Valletta takes this opportunity to augur the best sailing conditions for the race.’

This race is open to IRC rated boats within a racing and cruising division. An RMYC Cruising Class is also available for non IRC Rated boats, with a special rating being given by the race committee.

More information about the BOV Gozo Regatta can be obtained by visiting

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