The Malta Model Boat Association (MMBA) under the auspices of the Malta Sailing Federation is hosting its annual IOM Open Invitation between 19th and 22nd March at the Mellieha Bay Hotel. Thomas Smith Group is once again sponsoring this event which is set to attract the participation of 48 entries from all over Europe, including Sweden, Norway, Germany, Turkey, Italy, Holland and the UK. Malta will be represented by 12 skippers who will race their one-metre remote-controlled yachts.
“We believe it is important to sustain sports enthusiasts”, said Mr. Joe Gerada, Thomas Smith Group Managing Director. “We hope that through our contribution we will help MMBA achieve more awareness of the sport. The event is great fun and gathers both local and international enthusiasts of radio-controlled yacht racing.”
One Metre long remotely-controlled sailing yachts are the most common type of radio controlled sailing among hobbyists around the world. The one metre long sailboats can reach speeds of 12mph, weigh a minimum of 4kg, and race within strict class rules to the Racing Rules of Sailing.
Further information about the 2015 Malta IOM Open Invitation, including the registration form, boat specifications and regulations can be found on the official MMBA website.