Online Webinar: Sail Trim

Committee Member Patrick Genovese gave us a very interesting presentation on the core principles of proper sail trim.  The webinar dealt with: The core fundamentals of how sails work, Wind behavior How to “see” and evaluate sail shape for various wind angles and wind strengths How to use the various sail controls to achieve correct […]

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Commodore’s Award 2020

The Commodore’s Award this year was awarded to one of the members of the Club, Dr Carmel Abela.  Wilfred Sultana, the Commodore of the Malta Cursing Club, presented Carmel with the Commodore’s Award for 2020 in the presence of the club’s Committee. The Commodore also wrote a full page article which appeared on the Times […]

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Online Webinar: Sailing In Greece

Club member Peter Rigby gave us a very interesting presentation on how to get to Greece and back and, more importantly, what to do in Greece and where to go when you are there. Peter went to the Ionian Sea twice in the last three years and has tons of experience on how to enjoy yourself once you
get to the Ionian Sea and beyond.

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Covid-19: Suspension of Club Activities

Due to local Health Authorities directives issued, no social activities or Club meetings can be held.  Once these restrictions are lifted, we will do our best to resume our normal programme of activities in line with what the Health Authorities allow. We will keep you informed accordingly.

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Gone with the Wind

Our Commodore, Wilfred Sultana wrote a full page article in the Times of Malta highlighting the difficulty clubs like the Malta Cruising Club are facing because of the global pandemic.   He also focuses on what some of the members of the Club are doing to fight COVID-19.

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Members Len and Mary wrote a book – worth reading!

Club members, Len & Mary Nugent have been held up in Florida (USA) during the Coronavirus pandemic.  Len put the lockdown period to good use by writing a book on his life.  He writes: “As I sit here writing this book, in the Sunshine State of Florida, in the middle of a lockdown because of […]

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Brian Darmanin 1953-2020

We regret to inform members that ex-Committee Member, Brian Darmanin passed away. Brian was a long standing member of the Club and served also in the Committee of the Club for two years between 2017 and 2018. For at least two running years, he organised and conducted the Annual Quiz Night for the Club and […]

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Prof Antony de Bono 1932-2020

We would like to express our condolences to the family of Professor Antony de Bono, founder of the Malta Cruising Club who passed away at the end of March 2020, three days short of his 88th birthday. Prof. de Bono was one of the first cardiac surgeons in Malta. He was also a passionate sailor […]

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Sailing Boat – Suwena

Eve and Andrus are Club members who moved to Malta in 2015 from Finland.   They have put up a blog and they also have a Youtube channel about their adventures with their sailing yacht, Suwena, a long keel ketch Nauticat 441. You can read about their sailing blog and their voyages from Finland and also […]

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Falken Tyres sponsors Sette Giugno Pozzallo Cruise 2020

We are also happy to announce that the sponsor for the 2020 edition of the Sette Giugno Pozzallo Cruise will once again be Falken Tyres who together with their local agents, Standard Group of Santa Venera will be sponsoring the event. The 50 nautical miles  Falken Sette Giugno Pozzallo Cruise, now in its 8th edition, will once again […]

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Suspension of Club activities due to Covid-19 Pandemic

We refer to our email to all members sent out on Wednesday 25th March 2020 where we informed you that because of the current situation due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to suspend all Club activities until further notice. In the same email, we did however not exclude holding the Falken Sette Giugno […]

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Successful sail across the Atlantic

Three members of the Club, Committee member Patrick Genovese, Carmel Abela and David Jones recently returned from an Atlantic crossing on a 2003 Nautor Swan 56R called Zingala with owners Gareth Thomas and his wife Anna Maria Darmanin and their dog Qwerky.  For the owners and especially for the crew this was a life-time experience which they greatly enjoyed.

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Falken Tyres sponsors Sette Giugno Pozzallo Cruise 2020

We are happy to announce that the sponsor for the 2020 edition of the Sette Giugno Pozzallo Cruise will once again be Falken Tyres who together with their local agents, Standard Group of Santa Venera will be sponsoring the event. The 50 nautical miles  Falken Sette Giugno Pozzallo Cruise, now in its 8th edition, will once again be […]

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Commodore’s Lunch

Sunday 1st December 2019   We thank all members who attended to our annual Commodore’s Lunch (previously known as the End-of-Year Lunch) which this year took place on Sunday 1st  December 2019 at the Marina Hotel Corinthia Beach Resort in St Julians.  Over 80 members attended f or the Lunch and we are very happy with the ever increasing number […]

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Navigation with Paper Charts & Chart Plotters

A talk with the aim of helping members understand navigation charts and chart plotters, the essential tools for good passage planning, was held at the Waterfront Hotel Sliema on Friday 11th October 2019. The talk was given by Mr David Jones a member of the Club, a Master Mariner for some 20 years and currently, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Cruising the Southern and Western Coast of Sicily

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 […]

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Falken Sette Gunio 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 […]

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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! Click on the photos above to open gallery.

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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 […]

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Anti-Fouling Your Boat – New Developments & Challenges

The Anti-Fouling presentation that took place on Friday 5th April 2019 at the Waterfront Hotel in Gzira was very well attended.  Thank you to all the members that turned up in spite of the unfavorable weather that evening. The presentation was sponsored by International Paints and all those present learned about some interesting products that will soon […]

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Marine Diesel Engines Care and Maintenance

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 […]

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