The SB20 racing is running for the 5th year and represents the largest keel boat one-design class in Malta. SB20 and other racing events are organised on a regular basis. With a busy calendar regattas are organised in different locations together with various Maltese sailing clubs visiting different areas of the island throughout the year. The clubs are Birzebbugia Sailing Club in Birzebbugia, Vikings Sailing Cub in Floriana, The Royal Malta Yacht Club in Ta’ Xbiex and Malta Young Sailors Club in St Paul’s Bay.

 

The Association has managed to attract both young and old from various sailing clubs to take part in the Malta based ranking series regattas. Several training events open to beginners are available thanks to various boat owners, who offer their boats for these events which help promote the sport and the class. Our most active participating teams are: Careful Now, Seriously Bonkers, Team Panda, Outlaw, Maltese Musketeer and Team Chiara.

What is it like to sail SB20 in Malta?

The weather in Malta is ideal for sailing with a prevailing wind from North-West. The beauty also lies in the fact that most of the year Malta enjoys sunny weather. With its wonderful weather Malta has a great lifestyle with plenty of opportunities for sport and is an ideal base for yachtsmen, whether for racing or cruising, at any time of year. It is a favourite port of call for members of renowned yacht clubs from all over the world. Visiting sailors have a lot to experience in Malta apart from sailing, with Malta’s history and culture to explore, great beaches with crystal clear waters, a buzzing night life, whilst enjoying Mediterranean cuisine and lifestyle.

The fleet is based at the Camper Nicholson Grand Harbour Marina in Vittoriosa. The marina is set against the picturesque, historic backdrop of a UNESCO World Heritage site with the 500 year-old exquisite architecture of Valletta and Vittoriosa creating a captivating atmosphere, further enhanced by the waterfront buildings with houses, chic restaurants, bars and café society. With 5* yacht and yacht services, as well as impeccable shore side facilities, Grand Harbour is a natural super yacht hub.

The SB20 Association also avails of the facilities at the Royal Malta Yacht Club based in Ta’ Xbiex. Located right on the water in Ta’ Xbiex Marina the Royal Malta Yacht Club offers extraordinary facilities which include a lounge bar and dining area with outdoor terraces, roof top terrace, conference rooms, fitness rooms with changing rooms, waterfront facilities for small boats and a seasonal marina for larger boats.

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