The Lake Malawi Sailing Marathon (LMSM) has taken place since 1984. The idea was born by a group of sailors, in the form of a casual sail northward up the Lake. The LMSM is more than just a race up the Lake, it is an epic challenge, an adventure, an opportunity to experience the country of Malawi from a perspective witnessed by few, and a chance to enjoy the camaraderie shared on this sailing safari.
The numerous sailors who return annually to the shores of Lake Malawi to take part confirm its attraction. Over the years, Lake Malawi Sailing Marathon has grown, not only in popularity abroad but also within its own boundaries. It simply and proudly forms part of the Malawian Lake-culture and is one of the biggest sporting events in the country and region.
In 2019 the Lake Malawi Sailing Marathon will be a 6-day sailing race starting in the southern parts of Lake Malaw and following the western coast, then across to Likoma Island and ends at Chinteche Beach.