Whether you are a seasoned or a weekend sailor Malta and its islands offer something for everyone. Perhaps you just like to watch boats, either from the comfort of the quay side or as a spectator of the famous Rolex Middle Sea Race normally held in October. Co-founded by The Royal Malta Yacht Club and Royal Ocean Racing Club in 1968, to offer exciting racing in different coastal conditions.
It starts and finishes in Malta’s Grand Harbour covering some 606 miles taking in Sicily and other Italian islands. As the competitors sail close to shore it is possible for spectators to get a grandstand view or in fact hire a boat to get closer to the action.
Malta also has an association with speed and power! Since 2004 it has hosted the P1 World Championship of Malta, a race for powerful twin engine boats.
Set against the magnificent backdrop of Malta’s Grand Harbour, this is an event not to be missed if you appreciate speed on the water. There are stunning views from the walls of Grand harbour and the three cities of Cospicua, Vittoriosa and Senglea, in this natural amphitheatre.
These can range from full charter boats with crew from around €400-€500 per day, down to power boats with varying engine sizes, ideal for exploring those hidden gems, of which Malta has many. For the fishermen amongst you, there is a diverse range of game and other fishing, including, Blue Fin Tuna, Swordfish, Albacore, Dorado, Snapper, Grouper, Bonito and Amberjack, in the waters around Malta.
Malta boasts a range of smaller craft as well, with Sea Kayaking and windsurfing being popular with visitors.
The temperate water temperatures and climate make this possible long after the UK has locked away their equipment for the winter.
Hire centre’s are available in most of the major resorts together with jet skis as well.