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X-WATERS MALTA 2019

Three islands –
one swim

October 20
2019

Malta
the port of Marfa

Distances: 1000 m, 2300 m,
6000 m, kids swims

What's the challenge?

Malta‑ is an archipelago, which consists of three islands: Gozo, Comino and Malta. We will swim between all three.

These straits were visited by the ships of Ulysses, Napoleon and Lord Nelson, trading caravans and military flotilla of Carthaginians, Phoenicians, Romans, Arabs, Spaniards, Normans, submarines of the Third Reich and destroyers of allies. Many ships can still be seen at the bottom.

The water at the rocky shores is famous for its transparency, in good weather visibility reaches 50 meters! Throughout years, Malta has been one of the top destinations for diving in Europe.

The expected water temperature in October is‑ 20-23 C. It sounds like an ideal place for swimming, but do not forget that there is‑ an open sea around which means that currents, winds and waves are quite capable of making our challenge more interesting. You have to practice to cope with this challenge!
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Distances
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1000 m
Participants will start at Hola Bay beach from the starting camp. They will move in a triangle passing buoys on the left (the buoy should appear on your right). Start and finish are in the same place.

2300 m
Participants gather in the starting camp at the Hola Bay beach. Then the boats will bring them to the start location on Comino island. They start from the beach. After the start, the participants move towards the finish line. Finish on Hola Bay beach.

6000 m
 Participants gather in the starting camp at the Hola Bay beach. Then the boats will bring them to the start location on Gozo island. They start from the beach. After the start, the participants move towards Comino island, go around the island on the left side and swim towards the finish line. Finish on Hola Bay beach.

Kids swim. 50 m and 200 m
Participants swim to the buoy, pass the buoy on the left (the buoy should appear on your right) and swim toward the shore. Start and finish are in the same place at Hola Bay beach.

Control time for distances:
1000m - 1 hour; 2300m - 2 hours; 6000m‑ 4 hours; 50m‑ 5 minutes; 200m‑ 10 minutes.

Maltese Medal

Admit it, you were just waiting for a reason to go to Malta?!

The history of Malta‑ is the history of Europe. All the major events taking place in the Mediterranean region in the last 10 thousand years have somehow affected Malta and left their mark here. Local megaliths are older than the Egyptian pyramids, and the local language is not clear to anyone else.

The capital of Malta, Valletta, is entirely included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. On the island of Gozo (where our 6 km swim starts) Ulysses spent seven years in the company of nymph Calypso, and on the island of Comino (where our 2.3 km swim starts), they filmed Troy. The scenes of Gladiator, Da Vinci Code, and, by the way, Game of Thrones; were shot nearby.

The Maltese Order of Knights, the‑ oldest in the world,‑ start their history from the first crusade, they have the status of an extraterritorial entity, issue their own passports and currency.

Luxurious sea, snow-white rocks, ancient history, warm autumn, and now a great swim, what else to expect? We do not promise you to get an order, but you can earn your own Maltese medal on October 20!
Admit it, you were just waiting for a reason to go to Malta?!

The history of Malta‑ is the history of Europe. All the major events taking place in the Mediterranean region in the last 10 thousand years have somehow affected Malta and left their mark here. Local megaliths are older than the Egyptian pyramids, and the local language is not clear to anyone else.

The capital of Malta, Valletta, is entirely included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. On the island of Gozo (where our 6 km swim starts) Ulysses spent seven years in the company of nymph Calypso, and on the island of Comino (where our 2.3 km swim starts), they filmed Troy. The scenes of Gladiator, Da Vinci Code, and, by the way, Game of Thrones; were shot nearby.

The Maltese Order of Knights, the‑ oldest in the world,‑ start their history from the first crusade, they have the status of an extraterritorial entity, issue their own passports and currency.

Luxurious sea, snow-white rocks, ancient history, warm autumn, and now a great swim, what else to expect? We do not promise you to get an order, but you can earn your own Maltese medal on October 20!

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AGENDA

October 19

15: 00- 21:00 - EXPO opening in the territory of Ramla Bay Resort hotel, participants registration in the tent of the organizers.



October 20

09:00‑ briefing for participants.
10: 00-10: 30‑ travel by boats to the start location on the islands of Gozo and Comino.
12:00‑ 17:00‑ swims in all distances and kids starts (separated in time from adults);
17:30‑ award ceremony.



HOW TO GET THERE

To get to Marfa, located on the north coast of the island of Malta, you can take a bus just an hour drive from Malta International Airport. The town is located 23 km from the capital.

The port of Marfa is located on the edge of the island, far from civilization and vibrant resort life of central Malta. Therefore, staying here it makes sense to rent a car not to be limited by public transport schedule.

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For Volunteers

Each volunteer becomes a full member of the X-WATERS team. Volunteers of our starts receive a unique experience in organizing major sporting events and, on an equal basis with the organizers, interact with the participants of the starts at the most crucial stages. We guarantee the most positive and vivid emotions, as well as the gratitude of the swimmers, whom you help to reach the goal.

Bonus: branded X-WATERS T-Shirt. We are waiting for your applications!

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