Fifty-plus turnout for Gibraltar - Morocco Charity Yacht Rally

Fifty-plus turnout for Gibraltar - Morocco Charity Yacht Rally

In just over a week 50 plus yachts will assemble in the Bay of Gibraltar to sail in company to the new Tanja Marina Bay complex in the heart of Tanger. Yachts from Gibraltar, Spain, Portugal, Morocco and US will be taking part. 

Despite the lack of berths and adequate infrastructure for yachts in Gibraltar the rally, organised as a voluntary effort by Boatshed Gibraltar, continues to attract increasing numbers of participants. Boatshed Gibraltar persuaded Alcaidesa Marina and Tanja Marina Bay to step in and sponsor the rally this year when the two marinas in Gibraltar chose not to sponsor.

The rally would not be possible without the great support of the private sector that recognises the value of a vibrant yachting sector in Gibraltar. There are too many sponsors to mention all of them, but particular thanks go out to Alcaidesa Marina, Tanja Marina Bay, GibOil, Lewis Stagnetto & Co, Eroski and Masbro Insurance.

Participants in the rally will be able to bid for many valuable prizes including a James Foot Gibraltar watercolour, a folding bicycle, a haul out at Alcaidesa Marina and even a Watford Football Club shirt autographed by captain Trevor Deeney and his squad!! That’s without mentioning the magnificent prizes that will be raffled.

For a spectacular sight look out into the Bay at 11:00 on Friday 23rd Aug to catch the start off the western end of the runway.

Boatshed Gibraltar is targeting to raise a five figure sum for the Red Cross with this event.