Royal Malta yacht club
The Royal Malta Yacht Club is a club with a long history and can trace its roots to the early nineteenth century. The club is Malta’s only yacht club and it is located in Marsamxett Harbour on the North side of the capital Valletta.
The club was previously operated from various buildings in Marsamxett Harbour and for many years the club was located in Fort Manoel, an eighteenth Century Fort. In 2008 the club moved to new premises in Ta’ Xbiex point, which were completely re-modeled according to the needs of the club.
The clubhouse is located on the waterfront right next to the marinas and offers superb facilities in an elegant yet relaxed environment. The lounge bar and dining room is central to club life and the extensive terraces with splendid views of the fortified city of Valletta across the harbour are popular for outdoor dining in the mild Mediterranean climate. The club premises include a hall, a conference room, meeting rooms, a fitness room with showers, a shop and offices. On the waterfront the club has boathouses and lays seasonal moorings on two floating pontoons.
The Royal Malta Yacht Club has a growing membership and organises regular activities both on and off the water. The many social activities that are held over the year have good following and there is renewed interest in the summer cruise.
The club is very active in racing and holds regular and varied events throughout the year. These include coastal or round island races, inshore races, weekend regattas, match racing and offshore races such as the Malta – Syracuse Race which has been held annually since 1960.
The highlight of the year is however the Rolex Middle Sea Race a classic 606 nautical mile offshore race first held in 1968 and attracts a large and varied international entry. Starting and finishing in Malta the race takes the participants around Sicily and other islands along a scenic and tactically challenging course.
See www.rolexmiddlesearace.com for more information.
Last updated Wednesday, September 25, 2013