Malta has proved a popular training venue for both Optimist and Laser sailors alike for a number of years now because of its excellent sailing conditions afloat and great facilities ashore. The island was a natural choice for SailCoach operating out of the Royal Malta Yacht Club. The Mediterranean island provides an excellent warm weather SailBase with a strong local sailing community and world renown international regattas.
Our Malta SailBase provides the ideal all year round training venue for both Optimist and Laser sailors to fast track their development towards the top of the fleet. The geographical location of the island of Malta allow sailors to train in warm air temperatures with excellent sea sailing or flat water conditions. This encourages athletes to focus on their sailing and fitness thus making the most out of their training time.
No matter what your Laser rig or age all Laser sailors are welcome to join our programmes. Historically SailCoach sailors have always been a strong group of friends sharing the same passion for our sport and making life long friendships in the process. Our Malta SailBase has become a centre to meet our professional coaches and athletes, exchange experiences, and get better at the game of sailing.
Malta is also famous for the offshore classic the Rolex Middle Sea Race, however since SailCoach came to the island it has become a mecca for dinghy sailing and now many more sailors combine the three elements the island has become renowned for- “sea, wind and warm weather”…
Malta, being a country in its own right, gives it the extra advantage of having its own airline. Air Malta services most European cities and the island is also served well by the low-cost carriers year-round. Malta also has a twice daily flights from Istanbul and a daily flight from Dubai connecting many other parts of the world to this little sailing gem in the Mediterranean.
The airports name is Malta International Airport (MLA) and is also known as Luqa Airport located 6 km southwest of the Maltese capital Valletta (please note there is only one airport serving the whole of the Maltese Islands). We make airport transfers from Malta airport between the hours of 8am and 9pm, so please try and plan your arrival/departure between these times. Outside of these times it will be necessary for you to arrange your own transport. The White Taxi Company has a desk to the left of the arrivals hall, and the fare to the SailCoach hotel is approximately €20.
To help our staff plan ahead we would greatly appreciate you making every effort to arrive at the SailBase the day before your clinic starts and leave the day after it finishes.