THE legendary yacht rally from Gibraltar to Morocco is set to take place this month.
Kickstarting the summer sailing calendar, the Gibraltar to Morocco Smir Yacht Rally is sponsored by Ocean Village and Boat Shed Gibraltar and departs Friday 12.
Last year saw a record entry of 34 boats of all sizes, but more than 35 have already been registered this time round.
With many companies sponsoring the highly popular event – dubbed the most sociable rally in the world – organisers are confident of beating last year’s £2,000 raised for Red Cross.
There will be a Skippers briefing at Dusk on Thursday 11 June – with canapés and drinks from 7pm – before the boats all set off for Morocco at 1pm the next day.
The fun really begins upon arrival though, with a wine and cheese party, before a Saturday spent exploring the local souk or beaches before a fancy dress fiesta.