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Malta Model Boat Association


31 March 2014

Fantastic day sailing today, wind NE force 3 touching 4 at times but went light and variable for the last race which finished in splendid sunshine. Winner of the 2014 Malta IOM Open Invitation is Huub Gillessen, NED 99. Congratulations to Huub. Full results can be found on the 2014 Open tab, results page.

Thank you to all skippers who entered this event, we enjoyed having you here and look forward to meet again.

30 March 2014

No sailing today as sea state was such that the safety of the skippers and dinghy crew come first with the slippy control and launch area. Having a large easterly swell coming directly into the bay, the organising committee decided it best to postpone racing today.

29 March 2014

It is with very deep sadness that we announce the passing of Matthew Debono, a fellow competitor, club member and very good friend to all. RIP Matthew, you will be missed but never forgotten.

Racing was cancelled today. The organising committe has decided that the event will continue in memory of Matthew.

UPDATE - 28 March 2014

An excellent days sailing with Westerly winds, about force 5 so flat sea and perfect conditions for sailing. Huub Gillessen sits at the top of the list at the end of day 1. Further details on the results sub menu of the 2014 Open tab. (top left of this page)

UPDATE - 26 March 2014

The following is the schedule for the 2014 IOM Open

27th March 2014
10:30 to mid afternoon. Practice
13:00 to 16:30 Registration
20:00 Welcoming Reception in the Limelight Lounge

28th March 2014
09:00 Last minute registration
09:30 Briefing
10:00 First Race

29th, 30th March 2014
Races. No warning signal shall be given before [09:30] and after [16:30]

31st March
No warning signal shall be given before [09:30]. No warning signal of the first heat in a race shall be given after [15:45]. If no boat in the final heat of the intended last race has sailed the course in accordance with RRS 28.1 and finished by [16:30 hrs] then the last race shall be abandoned and the previous race shall be taken as the final race.
19:30 till late. Presentation Dinner in the Limelight Lounge

UPDATE - 24 March 2014

All entrants to the 2014 Malta Open Invitation should by now have received the Sailing Instructions, Seeding list for race 1, and a schedule of events for the weekend. If you have not received any of the above, please email ASAP. Thank You.

UPDATE - 21 March 2014

All skippers are reminded that they must either send a copy of their Measurement Certificate to the organising committee ASAP, latest 26 March 2014. Alternatively, and after the 26 March, a copy of your Measurement Certificate must be presented at registration to be eligible to compete.

UPDATE - 3 March 2014

By special request, the MMBA is proud to announce the inaugural Dragon Force RG65 Open event, this will be held at the Mellieha Bay Hotel on the 1 April 2014, the day after the IOM Open. Anyone interested in entering, please send an e-mail to and a Notice of Race will be sent to you.

UPDATE - 2 March 2014

The entry list for the 2014 Malta Open Invitation is now completed and can be seen on the event page on this site.

UPDATE - 2 February 2014

The closing date for entries has now passed and no more new entries will be taken. Should any of the entered skippers have to pull out, his place may be taken by one of the skippers on the waiting list.

UPDATE - 5 January 2014

The entry list is now uploaded onto the event page of this web site, please click on MMBA 2014 Open (in menu on left of page, then sub menu "2014 entry list") to check out the skippers who have entered.

October 2013
2014 The MMBA is now taking names of skippers wishing to enter the 2014 MMBA Malta IOM Open to go on the waiting list. Anyone interested in taking part in the Open is urged to send an e-mail to or complete the enquiry form on our contacts page on this web site. Spaces are limited so please send your request as soon as possible.

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