Twenty Five Nations Gather in Malta
Published on October 20th, 2016
One hundred twelve Yachts from 25 different nations plan to be on start line for the 2016 Rolex Middle Sea Race, which starts October 22 in the spectacular Grand Harbour, Valletta, Malta.
Organised by the Royal Malta Yacht Club, the 37th edition of the 608 nm yacht race takes place in the heart of the Mediterranean and covers one of the most beautiful courses in the world. Starting and finishing in Malta, the route includes the deep azure waters around Sicily including the Aeolian and Egadi Islands, as well as Pantelleria and Lampedusa. One of the most stunning vistas is Stromboli, the active volcano which is a course mark.
Challenging, enchanting and historic, the annual Rolex Middle Sea Race is one of Europe’s most popular and respected offshore races. Supported by Rolex since 2002, the event’s fascination is largely drawn from its alluring course – a rigorous and scenic anti-clockwise loop around Sicily, which introduces numerous ‘corners’ that present changing and complex meteorological shifts.