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It’s confirmed! Freedom Day Regatta given the go ahead
Have you ever watched the Regatta?

Kim Vella

The Maltese National Regatta, a bi-annual rowing event that takes place on Freedom Day (31st March), has been given the go-ahead to be held as usual. 

The traditional event was almost canceled this year, as two cruise liners were scheduled to dock in the Grand Harbour – where the race takes place on 31st March. 

Authorities were hesitant about turning the cruise liners away out of fear of tarnishing the country’s reputation with international tourists. 

Having said that, it has finally been confirmed that said cruise liners will remain docked at Pinto 4 and Pinto 5, allowing the race to take place. 

The Malta Rowing Association took to Facebook to announce that negotiations with Transport Malta had been successful. 

“Thank you to all those who helped us come to an agreement and ensure that the Regatta takes place on its designated day, the organisation wrote on social media. 

This will be the first Regatta to take place since COVID-19 landed in Malta. 

Will you be watching the historic event? 

Main Image: Facebook/ Ghaqda Regatta Nazzjonali u Qdif Iehor/Malta Rowing Association

25th March 2022


Kim Vella
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Kim Vella
A highly curious explorer always looking to find her next adventure. Kim loves sharing her experiences and what's happening on the Maltese Islands. When not writing, you’ll probably find her playing around with some clay or somewhere surrounded by trees. She's always up for listening to people's stories about anything to do with nature, a passion project or issue you feel needs tending to.

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