15 boats register for this weekend’s BOV Gozo Regatta

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15 boats register for this weekend's BOV Gozo RegattaThis weekend’s highly anticipated BOV Gozo Regatta, has attracted 15 boats to register for the three days of racing.

It will be the first race following the Rolex Middle Sea Race, where the crews will once again take to the water, and where social events are part and parcel of bringing together crews, families and friends to share racing experiences in a relaxed atmosphere on the island of Gozo.

The crews race up to Gozo from the Grand Harbour this Friday, with a number of coastal races in Gozo on Saturday and then the race back to Malta on Sunday.

The customary race briefing for skippers has been held, where they were addressed by RMYC Commodore Godwin Zammit, race director Peter Dimech and Charles Azzopardi, Executive PR & Marketing at Bank of Valletta.

The RMYC Commodore remarked that, “sportsmanship has always been a trademark of the BOV Gozo Regatta. With the crews using all their skills to squeeze the best out of their boats while on the water, it is also common to see them mingle together in the post-race dinner or on the quay both before and after the races.”

“We are delighted to see such a line-up that also includes past winners of this race,” said Charles Azzopardi. “The BOV Gozo Regatta has now established itself firmly in the RMYC race calendar and 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 www.rmyc.org

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