The Rolex Middle Sea Race is a highly rated offshore classic, often mentioned in the same breath as the Rolex Fastnet, The Rolex Sydney – Hobart and Newport-Bermuda as a “must do” race. The Royal Malta Yacht Club and the Royal Ocean Racing Club co-founded the race in 1968. 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 blessed with unsurpassed scenery with its course, taking competitors close to a number of islands, which form marks of the course. It is not for nothing that the world’s fastest boats cite the Rolex Middle Sea Race as a major objective.
Famous competitors have included Eric Tabarly, Cino Ricci, Herbert Von Karajan, Jim Dolan, Sir Chay Blyth and Sir Francis Chichester, so now you have the opportunity to join!
The length of the course is ca. 606 nautical miles.
The 37th Edition of the Rolex Middle Sea Race is scheduled to start on Saturday 22nd October 2016. Entries for the race have been steadily coming in with a good mix of familiar names and new ones signing up for the 608 nautical mile race.
The 2016 Rolex Middle Sea Race Notice of Race is now available online on – http://rolexmiddlesearace.com/race/race-docs/.