UPCOMING EVENTS

9 December 2018 - End-of-Year Lunch at Corinthia Palace Hotel San Anton

13 January 2019 - Annual General Meeting

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End-of-Year Buffet Lunch

Sunday 9th December 2018 at 12:30 hrs
Come and join us for Lunch on Sunday 9th December 2018 at 12:30 hrs at the Corinthia Palace Hotel San Anton.  We have managed to get a good price for a superb 5-course menu served either in the historic old Villa of the hotel or, if the number of members exceed the space available, in the hotel ballroom.
The lunch will be preceded with a welcome drink and some canapes and time to chat with fellow members before we are seated down.
Price per head is only Euro 35 per person and includes a glass of red or white wine, half a bottle of still or sparking mineral water and coffee.
There will be a wide variety of antipasto to start with, an intermezzo of pasta or cream of pumpkin soup and, a choice of a main course between a fillet of grouper, breaded chicken or turkey and to finish off, there will be also a choice of five tempting sweets to choose from.  A stuporous menu…….not to be missed!
Coffee or tea will be available at the end of the meal.
Please make your bookings as early as possible to avoid being disappointed.  The hotel imposed on us some restrictions on the number of persons that can attend and the date of the booking confirmation.    Bookings will be accepted by not later than Sunday 2nd December 2018; so please book early.  Thank you.
This event is open to members, their family and/or their friends. Please send me your bookings at the usual email address; maltacruisingclub@gmail.com
We look forward to see you at the Corinthia Palace San Anton on Sunday 9th December 2018.

 

Corinthia Palace Hotel - San Anton

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Summer 2018 Cruise to Tropea

A group of members this summer sailed all the way to Tropea (Calabria) visiting also ports on the east coast of Sicily and the southern tip of the Italian mainland.  They took some stunning pictures on the way which we have put together in a Photo Album.  All photos were taken by Ann and Pierre Aquilina
Please click on Photo Gallery on the top of the page to see the Album.

 

      

      

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Santa Marija Round Gozo Cruise 2018

The Malta Cruising Club are this year planning a more leisurely Round Gozo Cruise for the Santa Marija week, rather than the usual round Malta itinerary.

The proposed programme sets off on Tuesday 14th August with Departure from home pontoon to Mellieha stopping to swim on anchor at Mellieha Slugs Bay – after lunch the boats proceed to Ramla l-Hamra in Gozo where they have dinner on anchor and overnight in Ramla l-Hamra.

On the morning of Wednesday 15th the fleet departs northbound from Ramla I-Hamra past Dimitri Point and then towards Dwejra with a stop there for lunch if space permits. In the afternoon the cruise proceeds round Gozo to Xatt l-Ahmar. Here the boats anchor for dinner and overnight on anchor.

After breakfast on Thursday 16th, the last day of the cruise, the fleet departs from Xatt l-Ahmar toward Golden Bay where they stop for lunch on anchor. In the afternoon, all proceed back through the south Comino Channel to return to their home berths by sunset.

The leading boat for this cruise will be m/y Miss Sophie skippered by Michael Mifsud while the Malta Cruising Club shall be monitoring the weather conditions of the coming days especially for the entire three days of cruise to ensure that all chosen locations will be suitable for boats to anchor out for the night. More information from the Club’s secretary on email address;  maltacruisingclub@gmail.com

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Sette Giugno Pozzallo Cruise 2018

Wednesday 6th to Sunday 10th June 2018

A total of 23 boats took part in this year’s Continental Sette Giugno Pozzallo Cruise which took place between Wednesday 6th and Sunday 10th June 2018.  A colour booklet highlighting the event and including a detailed programme of activities, was published and distributed to all members who took part in the Cruise.  You can view a copy of this booklet by clicking here. This pamphlet was sponsored by a number of Official Partners referred to on pages 5 and 6.

Notwithstanding the challenging weather conditions, it was a very enjoyable stay in Pozzallo for the 85 members and their crew, throughout the 5-day event.  The departure from Malta had to be anticipated by 24 hours because of forecasted high winds on Thursday 7th June and the crossing to Pozzallo took place on Wednesday 6th June instead.  The crossing was uneventful albeit a rather uncomfortable one because of lumpy seas.

The shore events included an excellent dinner at Sea Sound Restaurant in Pozzallo, a coach trip to Catania followed by a guided tour of the historical sights of the city and lunch at one of the typical restaurants of Catania.  The skippers and crews also visited the newly restored Cabrera Tower of Pozzallo as special guests of the Mayor of Pozzallo.

On Saturday 9th June most of the boats took part in a friendly cruise along the Pozzallo coast organised by the Lega Navale Sezione Pozzallo and in the evening a farewell dinner was organised at the Al Porto Restaurant right next to the marina. Special guests on this occasion were the Mayor of Pozzallo, Dott. Roberto Ammatuna and Mrs. Ammatuna as well as Dott. Giuseppe Privitera, Councillor in the Comune di Pozzallo responsible for Tourism and Entertainment, Culture, Commerce, European Funds.

All boats returned back to Malta on Sunday 10th June in mild weather conditions that rounded off a relaxing and pleasant stay in the neighbouring island of Sicily.

The Malta Cruising Club Committee would like to thank all members who took part in this cruise, as well as those who missed the Cruise because of the change in the departure date.

Special thanks also goes to our title sponsors, Continental Tyres and their Malta representatives Standard Import Export Co Ltd, who, for the second consecutive year, sponsored this event and worked closely with the Club to facilitate the shore events.

We would also like to thank Lega Navale Sezione Pozzallo and especially its President, Dott. Ing. Luigi Tussellino for his support and hospitality.  Special mention should also go to the two boats and their crews from the Gozo Cruise & Crews Club who this year decided to join us for this cruise.

We now look forward to next year’s cruise which will be the 7th Edition of the Sette Giugno Cruise and the 100th anniversary of this historic Maltese date!

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                                                       Click on the photos to enlarge 

Photos :

Johann Cuschieri

Anna Calleja

Austin Calleja

Patrick Genovese

 

 

 

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