Prestige French yachts berth at Excelsior Hotel Malta Marina.
Thursday 29th July 2010, Malta – The crews of the Sur La Route De Malte yacht race have reached the 10th leg of their journey in eponymous Malta, berthing their yachts at the marina of the Grand Hotel Excelsior from 22nd July to 26th July. The Excelsior Marina berthing represents the southern-most tip of their 30-day marine safari. This is the second year running that the race yachts have been berthed in the private marina of the Excelsior. The Excelsior hosted a special prize-giving ceremony followed by a cocktail party and dinner to welcome the crews and organizers of this prestigious yachting event.
The ‘Sur La Route’ yacht race includes 26 sailing boats of 10 – 15 meters in length, left Le Lavandou on 6th July to reach Malta on Saturday 18th July. There are 15 planned stopovers up and down the Tyrrhenian Sea where participants call in at ports in Corsica, Italy, Sicily, Malta and Sardinia, starting and returning to Le Lavandou, the home port on the south coast of France. This is the 5th consecutive year that this race has been held. During the week preceding the departure of the yacht race, the streets, the harbour and travel agencies of this French holiday port were decorated with posters announcing the event. Two presentations of Malta as a tourist destination were given to the general public and to the yachtsmen and women participating in the race. On the eve of the departure a dinner was given to the yachtsmen in Lavandou harbour. The race participants visited Malta & Gozo on two excursions during their time in Malta – one full day in Gozo and a half-day guided tour to Mdina and the Three Cities. An official delegation of the town of Le Lavandou flew to Malta for this occasion. It was consisted of Mr Claude Maupeu, Deputy Mayor and Mr. Sylvain Abonnen, Director of Events of Le Lavandou.Go Back