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Are you ready?

Key dates

  • The Skippers' Briefing and Cocktail on the evening of the 22nd August at Alcaidesa Marina.
  • Rally: 23rd to 26th August 2019 (Destination: Tanja Marina Bay, Tanger).

Participation Benefits

  • Do your bit for charity; all funds raised go to the Red Cross.
  • Participants in the Gibraltar - Morocco Yacht Rally will get the first night at Tanja Marina Bay free of charge! This adds to the offer we already have from Alcaidesa Marina of free berthing on the 22nd Aug (the night prior to departure).
  • Subsequent nights will be discounted by 50%,  BUT please note not all will have electricity and some rafting up may be necessary.
  • Visit an exotic location in North Africa and berth at a brand new marina right in the heart of Tanger.
  • Tanja Marina Bay will host the fancy dress party on the Saturday night and provide buffet dinner and free bar between 19:00 and 22:00. We have been promised the best DJ in Morocco!
  • The skippers' briefing provides vital routing and safety information (obligatory for all participating skippers).
  • Sail there in great company.
  • Party with like minded yachtsmen.
  • Champagne reception on arrival.
  • Fancy dress and prize giving party on the Saturday.
  • "Goodie bag" for each yacht including skipper's polo.
  • Raffles and auctions to maximise funds for the Red Cross.
  • Many prizes to be won.

Provisional Schedule

  • 22nd Aug yachts can arrive at Alcaidesa Marina for free night´s stay courtesy of Alcaidesa Marina.
  • 22nd Aug 20:00h Skippers´ Briefing drinks and nibbles courtesy of Alcaidesa Marina at Alcaisesa Lounge Bar.
  • 23rd Aug start at 11:00h, destination Tanger.
  • 23rd Aug Champagne Reception once most boats have arrived.
  • 24th Aug free for city tour at 20:00h assemble for dinner courtesy of Tanja Marina Bay and Fancy Dress Party, prize giving and auctions.
  • 25th Aug free for tourism.
  • 26th Aug official end and return home.

40 yachts have signed up to come and 25 are already fully paid up. Pay now to guarantee your case of Heineken beer (only 10 left) and your goodie bag.

Heard enough? Sign up by completing this form.

SIGN UP: Owners/skippers

How to pay

If you signed up but forgot to note down the payment details in section 2 of the signup form then here is what you need.

Entry fees will be as follows:

  • Yachts under 12m LOA £65 (£60 if paid before the 15th July 2019)
  • Yachts over 12m LOA £85 (£80 if paid before the 15th July 2019)

Book early as we may have to limit numbers.

Payment in sterling

Sort Code: 60-95-44  Account Number: 39069523
BIC: RBOSGIGIXXX  IBAN: GI36RBOS060954439069523 (beneficiary Boatshed for Red Cross).
Payment reference: YACHT NAME + RALLY.
It is important to indicate the reference in order to identify each of the donations.

Payment in euros

Beneficiary: Cruz Roja
Bank account: Banco Santander: ES22 0049 1302 20 2910062039
Payment reference: YACHT NAME + RALLY
It is important to indicate the reference in order to identify each of the donations.

Other forms of payment

In exceptional cases where there is no access to bank accounts take your cash payment to hire-u-shop at unit 67, new harbours with a printed copy of this form.

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Never been on the rally before? Here's a video of the last rally in 2016.

Issues for you to start planning


Do you have the crew you need to safely make your way to Tanger? If you don't I have a list of 14 volunteers (male and female) with experience and qualifications running from RYA Offshore Skipper to complete novice. If you need another pair of hands let me know and I will share with you the list of volunteers.

Your boat

Please don't wait for the last minute to verify her seaworthiness.

Your fancy dress

After some fair criticism at the last rally that originality and home based effort should be rewarded please note that that's exactly what we'll be doing.

Raffles & auctions

We have a wide range of items that will be auctioned or raffled so please make sure you plan for this. You'll be able to win or bid for all of the items listed below.
Rally prizes donated by Tanja Marina Bay.

We'll provide full details closer to the date:

  • A Samsung Note 8 smartphone donated by Gibtelecom.
  • Free lift out and re-launch at Alcaidesa Marina yard.
  • A Raymarine electronic compass donated by Sheppards.
  • Folding bike donated by Hire-U-Shop chandlery.
  • A wireless keboard and mouse donated by Digital Corner.
  • A beautiful Gibraltar themed watercolour by renowned artist James Foot.
  • Beauty products donated by wellness boot camp "Who Dares Slims" Two automatically inflating lifejackets donated by Accastillage Diffusion chandlery.
  • Dinner for two donated by Biancas at Ocean Village.
  • Two night’s accommodation for a couple in Spain or Italy at one of their houseboats donated by The Homeboat Company.
  • Bracelet donated by The Jewel Box.
  • Four green fees, for Links golf course courtesy of Alcaidesa Links Golf Resort.

There is much more still to come.


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Boatshed Gibraltar

Please Support our Generous Sponsors below

Want to make your business a sponsor? Then get in touch with Boatshed Gibraltar.

You can find out more about them by clicking on their logos below.

Alcaidea Marina LogotypeTanja Marina Bay Logo Lewis Stagnetto Lotoype Gib Oil Lototype Gibtelecom Logotype Digital Corner Logotype Who dare Slims Accastillage Diffusion James Foot Painger Hire u Shop The Jewel Box Sheppard Biancas Restaurant The Home Boat CompanyGib YachtsEroski

As spring arrives now is the time to start getting your boat ready for this great event. Sailing or motoring to Tanger requires a level of seamanship which is an order of magnitude greater than pottering about in the Bay.

If I have made you apprehensive it's deliberate BUT you should also know that we have contingencies plans to potter around the Bay and party at Alcaidesa Marina if the meteorological conditions create an unacceptable level of risk in the Strait e.g. fog or gale force wind.

Finally help us spread the word on social media by clicking on the Facebook and Twitter icons below to send out the work on your social network feeds.

Remember the more participation the more fun and the more funds we get to raise for the Red Cross.

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