The Malta Tourism Authority is a major supporter of the Rolex Middle Sea Race through the Minister of Tourism. The mission of the Malta Tourism Authority is to advance the economic and social activity of tourism in the national interest.
The Malta Young Sailors Club was officially established in March 1997 but it was actually several years before that its roots were beginning to form. There is no specific person or event that resulted in what the Club is today; it was more the harnessing of the energy and efforts of several individuals who at the time were trying to bring the wonderful sport of sailing to young children.
BSC was established in the mid fifties. Since then the Club has been involved in the development of high level competitive dinghy sailing. Its sailors achieved the highest national honours of 'Champions' and "Helmsmen of the Year". many times over along the years. Club sailors raced on various classes of dinghies, especially on Marauders, Mirrors, Miracles, Dolphins and currently on Lasers. They represented Malta in major international games and won medals for Malta at the Small Nations of Europe Games. Sailing for children on Mirrors, Optimists and Lasers is also a regular activity all the year round. The clubs cohort of dinghy sailors ranges in ages from 7- 60 plus which includes male and female sailors of all ages. Sailing Courses for adult beginners are offered every year for groups or individuals on demand. The Club participates in activities organised by the Malta Sports Council under the auspices of the Ministry of Education. BSC runs courses for children through SkolaSajf and SkolaSport.It runs an anuual 5-day course for P.E. Student Teachers of the University of Malta. The University Sailing Club is based at Birzebbuga Sailing Club. BBSC collaborates its work with the University Sailing Club. Another regular activity is that of day sailing tasters for adults. Competitive dinghy sailing at Birzebbugia goes back to the early forties. The spectacular Latini boats heralding from the Three Cities of Malta and from Birzebbugia raced in the limits of the bay at St. Georges and Marsaxlokk area.
The roots of the club started back in 1987 when Albert Micallef designed and built a semiscale 12 metre America's Cup model with a 1 metre hull. Soon there was a fleet of ten boats racing at Manoel Island. The progression from this local designed boat to the International One Metre was natural.
The first design to be sailed in Malta was the Bikini, designed by Graham Bantock, followed by the Jazz and Stomp also by Graham Bantock. At this stage the Association was established and affiliated to ISAF, the world governing body, and to the Malta Sailing Federation.