27 July to 4 August 2019 - Cruise to Marzamemi and Siracusa
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Annual General Meeting 2018
Sunday 13 January 2019 at the Marsa Sports Club
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.
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
Sailing in company
Sailing Boat "Viola" a Jeanneau 409 and crew are planning to sail the South West coast of Sicily early in July 2019 for about 3 weeks.
They plan on leaving around 10 July at the latest 16 July. Will stay out until at least 27 July.
If any member is interested in sailing with his/her boat to the South Sicilian ports including the islands of Favignana and Marittimo and want to join Viola for this trip, please contact Audrienne Spiteri Gonzi or Mark Appel on gonziA@hotmail.co.uk or 9988 2225.