The Rolex Middle Sea Race course is 606 nautical miles long and is sailed anti-clockwise. Starting from the Grand Harbour, Valletta, beneath Fort St Angelo and the Saluting Battery in Valletta, the fleet heads North along the Eastern coasts of Sicily up towards the Straits of Messina. Mt. Etna is usually visible on the fleets port side, billowing ashes and lava throughout the night. Once through the Straits, the course leads North to the Aeolian Islands and the active volcano of Stromboli where the yachts turn West to the Egadi Islands.
Passing between Marettimo and Favignana the crews head South towards the island of Lampedusa leaving Pantelleria to port.
Providing a great opportunity to build up your offshore miles and also to add to or start your 600nm race collection.
Four days of race training in Malta
Branded team T-shirt
All safety gear
Food whilst training and racing
All Middle Sea Race fees and yacht costs.
Crew party pre race (hosted by The Royal Malta Yacht Club RMYC)
Prize giving party post race (hosted by the RMYC)
We know we are trying to sell you every race on our website but really no word of a lie, this one is actually our number one favourite race! Firstly we love it because of the overwhelming hospitality and friendliness of the RMYC commodore Godwin Zammit, his assistant Alana and all the other wonderful yacht club and marina staff. They do an amazing job to make all competitors feel very welcome in a superb family friendly atmosphere. The start line of this race has to be one of the most spectacular too.