More than 50 yachts from several countries are taking part in a yacht rally sailing to Tangier to support the Red Cross.
The rally started Friday, August 23, when the yachtsmen sailed from Gibraltar to the Tanja Marina Bay in Tangier, Morocco.
The event’s Facebook page said it will run until August 26.
The Gibraltar Chronicle quoted a statement from the organizers saying the rally continues to attract “increasing numbers of participants.”
Boatshed Gibraltar organized the event and “persuaded Alcaidesa Marina and Tanja Marina Bay to step in and sponsor the rally” in 2019.
The Gibraltar Chronicle noted that participants raise funds for the Red Cross by bidding on prizes.
“Participants in the rally will be able to bid for many valuable prizes including a James Foot Gibraltar watercolour, a folding bicycle, a haul out at Alcaidesa Marina and a Watford Football Club shirt autographed by captain Trevor Deeney and his squad,” the report said.
The Gibraltar Broadcasting Cooperation (GBC) reported that two years ago the rally raised £11,000 for the Red Cross.
Organizer John Alcantara said the time that the 30-mile journey takes depends on the type of boat.