Malawian teams set pace in yachting marathon

Written by  Lucy Kadzongwe

Malawians continue to shine as the Lake Malawi Sailing International Marathon continues.

Malawian sailors after finishing the first leg Malawian sailors after finishing the first leg
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Mcford M’bwana Issa’s team won on the first day of the race which was from Mangochi’s Sunbird Nkopola to Chembe Lodge in Monkey Bay district while the Duncan Mcpherson’s team got the top spot on Tuesday.

 

The race which started on monday in the lake shore district of Mangochi has attracted 16 teams from across the world.

 

It’s the second day of the Lake Malawi Sailing Marathon and Malawians are dominating the race.

 

So far two of the Malawian teams, the Mcford M’bwana Issa and Duncan Mcpherson’s teams have won the first and second day races respectively.

 

Another Malawian team headed by Gilson Jani finished second on Monday.

 

The first day race on Sunday was from Sunbird Nkopola to Chembe Lodge in Monkeybay while on Monday the sailors started from Chembe Lodge to chinamwezi islands.

 

However according to Mcphersons Malawians have experience and they are expecting to win.

Meanwhile sailors have departed Monkey Bay for Sunbird Nkopola in Salima.

The race which has attracted 16 teams from across the world is expected to end on Friday at Chintheche in Nkhata Bay.

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