All aboard! Gibraltar to Morocco yacht rally sets sail June 12

More than 35 boats have already registered for the most sociable rally in the world

LAST UPDATED: 3 Jun, 2015 @ 12:32

THE legendary yacht rally from Gibraltar to Morocco is set to take place this month.

SETTING SAIL: Yachts depart Gibraltar for Smir, Morocco. Photo by MeteoGib
SETTING SAIL: Boats depart Gibraltar for Smir, Morocco.
Photo: MeteoGib

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.

For more information visit the Boatshed Gibraltar Facebook page.

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