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2017 Malta IOM Open Invitation

30th March to 2nd April 2017



Hello Everybody,


The MMBA is proud to announce that the 2017 edition of the Malta IOM class Open will once again be held at the Mellieha Bay Hotel. The hotel is perfect for watersports being located right at the waters edge in Malta's most prestigious holiday resort.


The 2017 Malta IOM Open is an  Invitation Event. As such, we shall be sending out invitations to selected skippers before the end of September 2016.


The remaining places (if any) will be offered to skippers on a first come first served basis so it is important to send an e-mail to [email protected] or click on this  contact page in order to get on the waiting list. The waiting list is already open and getting full, so please send your e-mail ASAP.


For this event, the Notice of Race and Entry Forms will not appear on our web site but will be sent directily to invitees from the event organiser.


The Mellieha Bay Hotel are kindly offering excellent room rates for skippers entering the 2017 Malta IOM Open Invitation, rooms with a sea view directly overlooking the picturesque Mellieha Bay and of course, the sailing area, which can be seen on the hotel web site.


Full details as to how to book the hotel will be sent to confirmed entrants.

The 2017 edition of the MMBA IOM Malta Open Invitation is being sponsored once again by:

The Thomas Smith Group for the fourth consecutive year


BOV, our second major sponsor, who are kindly offering their support to this event and in particular to the Malta National Championship.


The MMBA would like to thank our sponsors for their generosity and support of this annual event.

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2016 Malta IOM Invitation Winner

Kym Daub

(Photo by Sue Brown)


Important Note


Places at the 2017 Malta IOM Open are restricted since this event has become very popular during the past 4 years. We have to limit the number of skippers for safety reasons but this also means that you, the skipper, get more sailing time as we do not have more than 3 fleets.


Invitations will be offered mainly to 2016 entrants first, any remaining places will be offered to skippers on the waiting list. To get your name on the waiting list, please send an e-mail to [email protected]

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2016 Podium by  kind permission of Sue Brown, official photographer


Action at the 2016 Open, photo by Sue Brown

By kind permission of Charvin Press