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Rolex Middle Sea Race

October 15 - October 26

Starting from the Grand Harbour in Valletta, beneath Fort St Angelo and the Saluting Battery, the fleet heads northeast along the coast of Sicily, towards the Straits of Messina. You can usually spot Mount Etna and hear the Volcano rumble. The course heads north from the Straits in the direction of Stromboli, another active volcano, where the yachts then turn west to the Egadi Islands.

After reaching Favignana the fleet heads south towards the island of Lampedusa with the Island of Pantelleria on their port side. Once they have passed Lampedusa the fleet is on the home straight towards Malta and the finish at Marsamxett Harbour.

The Rolex Middle Sea Race is a challenge for both skippers and crews. Everyone has to be on their A game to cope with the demanding and often changeable conditions on the 606nm course.

Schedule

Tuesday 15th October: Training Day
16th October:  Coastal Race
17th October: Training Day
18th October: Final Boat Prep
19th October:  Offshore Race Start
26th October:  Prizegiving

Individual Spots

We have individual spaces available onboard the TP52 Anafesto, a fully carbon fibre grand prix racing yacht with a powerful sail plan and deep keel built for uncompromising performance. She will regularly hit speeds over 25 knots!  The individuals price is €3,750pp and this includes all boat and race costs, two training days, four professional crew, long-sleeve Henri Lloyd crew t-shirts, food and refreshments whilst racing.

 

Whole Boat Charter

Pata Negra – Marc Lombard 46
Ocean Breeze – Volvo 70
Pogo 12.50
Xprime – XP44
Sailplane – First 45

Details

Start:
October 15
End:
October 26
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Venue

Royal Malta Yacht Club
Valetta, Malta + Google Map