The 37th edition of The Rolex Middle Sea Race, will take place on the stunning Maltese islands from 22nd – 29th October 2016. A highly rated offshore classic, the race covers one of the most beautiful courses in the world, which starts off in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea.

The Rolex Middle Sea Race is a widely anticipated race for both sailing crews and the general public, who mark their diaries well in advance to ensure they don’t miss the action. Starting off in the crystal clear waters of Valletta’s Grand Harbour, the fleet heads north along the eastern coast of Sicily, sailing a demanding 608 nautical mile route before returning back to Valletta. The race is a true challenge to skippers and crews who have to be at their very best to cope with the often changeable and demanding conditions. Equally, the race is enjoys stunning scenery, taking competitors close to a number of beautiful islands.

 

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In past years, The Rolex Middle Sea Race has attracted a varied fleet with more than 120 boats from over 24 international countries consisting of different kinds of boats. The boats themselves offer a spectacular site on race days and the comradery of the crews add to the bustle and excitement on the harbour. The Royal Malta Yacht Club is well into its preparations for this prestigious event and is looking forward to welcoming this year’s fleet for the 37th edition of the race.

 

Malta not only attracts skilled sailors but offers accessible sailing to the novice. Valletta’s harbours create a safe haven even for the least experienced sailor, with many reputable sailing schools teaching everything from the basics to refresher courses for those planning a sailing holiday. For those who love the outdoors, sailing around Malta is a great experience and it’s the perfect way to get to know Malta, Gozo and Comino while having fun and relaxing. Malta has a spectacular coastline full of bays, caves and secluded beaches and an ideal backdrop to a life on the water.

 

 

For more information on Rolex Middle Sea Race www.rolexmiddlesearace.com

 For more information on the Maltese Archipelago www.visitmalta.com

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