If you are planning your holidays in Malta this autumn, then be sure to coincide your visit with this nautical spectacle, taking place on the 19th of October at the Grand Harbour in Valletta.
The race brings together the crème de la crème of the sailing world in one place to battle it out on Malta’s seas. The race was originally created as the result of sailing rivalry between two members of the Royal Ocean Racing Club and two members of the Royal Malta Yacht Club. A long course was designed to offer an adrenaline-packed race that was perfect for the windier conditions of the autumn season. From there, the race grew in size and the route including the circumnavigation of Sicily, but starting and finishing in Malta, was born. Today it is known as one of the best sailing events of the year and it has been dubbed internationally as “the most beautiful race course in the world”.
Witnessing this truly spectacular event is something that deserves to be on your bucket list. Watching the sleek yachts navigate the bastions of the harbour is something to behold, and is guaranteed to be something that you never forget.