in alliance with Gozo Cruise & Crews        

UPCOMING EVENTS

Sunday 1 December 2019 - Commodore's Lunch - Marina Hotel Corinthia St Julians

Sunday 12 January 2020 - Annual General Meeting and Lunch - (Venue to be communicated later on)

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We invite all members to our annual Commodore’s Lunch (previously known as the End-of-Year Lunch) which this year will take place on Sunday 1st  December 2019 at the Marina Hotel Corinthia Beach Resort in St Julians at 12:30 hrs.   During the lunch, the Commodore’s Award will be presented to a member of the Club.

Also this year, we managed to obtain a mouth-watering menu including wine and water, at the very reasonable price of Euro 35 per head in the Bayview Restaurant and Terrace of the hotel, overlooking St George’s Bay in St Julians.  You will find all the details (including the menu) in the Newsletter sent to members.

We hope you will come and enjoy a Sunday lunch in company with other members of the Club on the 1st December 2019.  As usual, please send me your bookings at the Club email address:  maltacruisingclub@gmail.com.  And please do not forget to book early to avoid being disappointed.  Thank you

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The Waterfront Hotel

- Friday 11th October 2019 at 7:00 pm

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Tips on sailing to Greece and back

Members Peter & Alda sailed to Greece this summer via Sicily and Southern Italy, rather than straight across the Ionian Sea.

They have prepared a very detailed account how they did it; which ports they visited and other useful tips for all members who would love to cross over to Greece but find the 300 odd miles that separate Malta from the coast of Greece daunting to cross in one go.

We are very grateful for their contribution which we are publishing under the heading PRESENTATIONS in this website or click here to access the page.

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International Siracusa Cruise – 27 July to 3 August 2019

Seven boats took part in the International Siracusa Cruise with boats departing in ideal weather conditions to Marzamemi early on Saturday 27 July 2019 and berthing at Marina di Marzamemi early in the afternoon.

The boats were off again the next day to Siracusa for a four night stay in the beautiful Ortiga island of Siracusa. The return trip included another stop at Marzamemi before sailing back to Malta, once again in ideal weather conditions.

The Club would like to thank the skippers and crews of the boats that took part and also the sponsors of this Cruise; Med Tek Limited, agents and official distributors of International Paints in Malta.

Group photo of some of the crews at Siracusa

Departure from Marzamemi just before sunrise

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Cruise to Scoglitti Licata and San Leone – 3 to 12 July 2019

Most of the boats, skippers and crews are back from the Cruise to Scoglitti, Licata and San Leone.   It was a great time together.  In all 9 boats took part and the weather was reasonably kind for most of the way.

Another group of 7 boats lead by Pierre Aquilina on Windchaser ventured all the way from Licata to San Vito Lo Capo and beyond visiting the Egadi Islands.  Some boats are still in navigation doing a clockwise circumnavigation of Sicily.

The boats taking part in the Cruise to Scoglitti, Licata and San Leone were:

August Rush;  Bonaire;  Gaulos;  Hantess; Laila;  Onda Blu;  Rhapsody n' Blu;  The Starry Plough; and Tranquilla. 

The boats touring the South Coast of Sicily were:

Cicca;  Lady Marie;  Maura;  Mazzarell;  Mihaja II;  Punto e Basta;  and Windchaser

 

In all 16 member boats took part in the South Coast of Sicily cruises in the first two weeks of July.

The Boats at Marina La Ponente in Scoglitti

The Boats at Cala del Sole in Licata

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Falken Sette Giugno Pozzallo Cruise 2019

                   

All the boats and crews are back from a very successful 7th edition of the Sette Giugno Pozzallo Cruise, this year sponsored by Falken Tyres and by their local agents Standard Group of Santa Venera.

In all, 33 sailing boats took part in this event occupying almost the entire Pozzallo marina from Thursday 6th June to Sunday 9th June.  A briefing of the skippers took place on Monday 3rd June and the departure from Malta and the entire program of events in the three days in Pozzallo went according to plan.

This event is coordinated by the Malta Cruising Club with the cooperation of the Lega Navale (Sezione Pozzallo) under the patronage of the Comune di Pozzallo.

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Photos: Pierre Aquilina, Nadine Genovese, John Steethaler and Austin Calleja

Falken Tyres Europe recognize the achievements of the Falken Sette Giugno Pozzallo Cruise

Committee member Mr Johann Cuschieri presenting this year's Programe Booklet of the Pozzallo Cruise to Mr Shingo Sakashita, CEO of Falken Tyres Europe GmbH in a recent meeting in Germany.

 

Falken Sette Giugno Pozzallo Cruise 2019 – Booklet

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Quiz Night 2019

The 2019 Quiz Night took place at the North Country Bar and Restaurant in Bahrija on Friday 17 May 2019.

There was lots of fun, good food and fierce competition between the teams taking part!

 

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Gozo Dinner with Gozo Cruise & Crews Club

A wonderful evening with the members of the Gozo Cruise & Crews Club at Ferdie's Restaurant in Mgarr on Saturday 20th April 2019.

Over 32 members of the Malta Cruising Club joined another 40 members of the Gozo Cruise & Crews Club in an Easter Dinner last Saturday.  The food was excellent and the organisation was impeccable, thanks to Caroline and her team in Gozo.  Everyone had lots of fun, including some improvised singing from members of both Clubs.

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Anti-Fouling Your Boat – a Presentation at the Waterfront Hotel

      

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The Anti-Fouling presentation that took place on Friday 5th April 2019 at the Waterfront Hotel in Gzira was very well attended.  Thank you for all the members that turned up in spite of the unfavourable weather that evening.
The presentation was sponsored by International Paints and all those present learnt about some interesting products that will soon hit the market which will make the life of each boat owner much easier.
The presentation was followed by a Buffet Dinner.

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Marine Diesel Engines – Care and Maintenance

   

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A record number of members turned up for the Marine Diesel Engines - Care and Maintenance presentation given by our member John Cini at the ATLAM Sub-Aqua Club in Bahar ic-Caghaq on Friday 22nd February 2019.
The 90 minute presentation was very well received by all present and we would like to thank John for his time and effort in delivering so much useful and interesting information. We would also like to thank the President of the Sub-Aqua Club, Joseph Azzopardi, also a member of our Club and the proud owner of sailing boat Funsail, for hosting our talk at the Sub-Aqua Club.

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Annual General Meeting 2018

Sunday 13 January 2019 at the Marsa Sports Club

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End-of-Year Buffet Lunch

Sunday 9th December 2018
We thank all members who attended the End-of-Year Lunch at the Corinthia Palace Hotel San Anton on Sunday 9th December 2018.  Over 80 members attended for the Lunch and we are very happy with the ever increasing number of support we get from you for such events.
Commodore’s Award
During the Lunch, our Commodore Wilfred Sultana handed over the Commodore's Award  to Patrick & Nadine Genovese as recognition to the support they both gave and continue to give to the Club.   Our sincere congratulations to Patrick & Nadine Genovese.
Also during the same Lunch we gave away a Helly Hansen Classic Duffel bag by picking a name "from a hat"  from the members present.  The lucky winner was Ms Karolina Orn.
The Helly Hansen bag was donated to the Club by Camilleri Marine of Ta’ Xbiex Seafront Gzira

 

Commodore's Award

Commodore Wilfred Sultana presenting the Commodore's Award to Patrick and Nadine together with the MCC Committee
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The lucky winner of the Helly Hansen bag, Ms Karolina Orn

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Members’ Corner

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