Match racing is compelling to watch and a race can be won or lost before the start signal has even been sounded so important and exciting is the pre-start.
With either the pros or the owner/drivers at the wheel, boats go head-to-head in a rolling round robin format throughout the five events, with the rankings based on the number of victories and losses each team picks up.
The match racing contests are held on a windward-leeward course with one gate at the leeward mark.
The RC44 Valletta Cup Match Racing event usually takes place in the Valletta Grand Harbour.
Best Viewing Points are to be found at the Valletta Waterfronts, Upper and Lower Barakkas.
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