Notice to Mariners issued in Govt. Gazette 21,219


Local Notice to Mariners No. 25 of 2024

Birżebbuġa Sailing Club Crosscraft Spring Regatta 2024

The Ports and Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta, hereby notifies mariners that the Birżebbuġa Sailing Club shall be holding the Crosscraft Spring Regatta 2024 between Saturday, 13th April and Sunday, 14th April, 2024.

Races shall take place from 9.00 a.m. till 5.00 p.m. (local time) on all days.

Class races shall take place over two (2) adjacent upwind/downwind courses, centred in the selected sailing area depending on the prevailing weather conditions. Refer to chart showing areas A, B and C on Transport Malta website (www.transport.gov.mt).

The courses, around which the competitors shall have to sail, shall be defined by orange inflatable marks (waypoints) of about 1.5 meters in height.

Races will take place, only when no merchant vessel traffic is scheduled to enter or to depart, from the Malta Freeport Terminals. 

Masters of all craft, not directly involved in any of these events, are asked to keep clear of the racing areas, especially at each of the turning marks.   All mariners are to observe any instructions that may be given from the Race Organisers Safety Craft or on VHF Channels 14 and/or 16 by Marsaxlokk VTS.

Charts affected:  BA 36, 2538           

9th April, 2024