Yachting Marathon organisers have said the competition will still go on this August and they hope to have good winds.
This comes against fears that there may not be strong winds next month reliable for the competition, which is held between June and July.
But chairperson of the committee Erik Schouten said they have been assured of good weather for the tournament in August.
“The marathon will take place as planned in August and we are hoping for good winds. Statistics show that winds are often quite good in August,” he said
He added that they expect between 12 and 15 boats to participate in the race.
“We expect sailors from South Africa, Malawi and Mozambique to come and a number of them have already confirmed,” he added.
The race failed to take place last year due to low turnout.
This yearâ€™s competition, to run from August 4-10, will end in Rumphi at Chiweta. Usually, it runs up to Chintheche in Nkhata Bay
“Many sailors have asked us to sail to the northern parts of the lake and that is why we are going as far as Rumphi,” said Schouten.
South Africa team of Blainey and Peter Dodds were the overall winners of the 2010 event after winning five of the six legs.