With no sailing in the Gotland 2017 NatWest International Island Games, the sailing community in Gibraltar would like to take this opportunity to invite all the competing islands to come and participate here and also to offer some information on Gibraltar and a little detail on the Sailing event itself.
Sailing was first introduced by Gibraltar as one of the sports in the Island Games in 1995 when the Games were last hosted here. There is great enthusiasm in seeing it return and a strong desire to see full participation from all the competing islands.
Gibraltar has a Mediterranean climate and makes a very pleasant venue for dinghy sailing. Below are some weather averages for late June to early July.
Average Wind Speed (7am to 7pm): 11 Knots
Average Sea Temperature: 21°C
Average Max Air Temperature: 26°C
Average Min Air Temperature: 19°C
For more detail on average weather conditions CLICK HERE
For detail on average winds CLICK HERE
Gibraltar has a Maximum Tidal Range of approximately 1 Metre. The Sailing event will not be restricted in any way by tidal factors
For detail on tides CLICK HERE
Proposed Sailing Plan
2 Races per class per day alternating mornings and afternoons.
5 Days racing starting Sunday
Practice race Saturday
Spare day Friday.
Boats will sail out from the Royal Gibraltar Yacht Club (RGYC) to the sailing area. After the first 2 races they will return to the RGYC where rigs will be changed. They in turn will go out to the sailing area for the last 2 races after which they will return to the RGYC.