Winter Challenge Trophy

The Winter Challenge Trophy is a series of 5 regattas taking place between 26th January – 5thMay hosted by Royal Malta Yacht Club. The team winners will receive the coveted World Challenge Cup! This series of events in conjunction with the ranking regattas will be a pre-qualifier for the World Championships to be held at Gruppo Vela L.N.I. Fellonica in Italy in July 2019.
Three teams will be representing Malta in the World Championships, 2 teams have qualified from previously held National ranking regattas and the additional team will be decided by top position of the Winter Challenge Trophy.


Qualifying rules and regulations are as follows :

  • Helm and crew to be consistent throughout the series with exception for illness and certified doctors note to be kept on record
  • Time on water – a minimum of 15 hours per month on the water training
  • A maximum of 4 races per day for each of the two days
  • The low point scoring system will be utilised

All sailors are to enter online below in order to secure their place in the series