Steady flow of entries for 37th Rolex Middle Sea Race

Sunday, April 3, 2016, 22:14

Gavin Muscat

The 37th Edition of the Rolex Middle Sea Race is scheduled to start on Saturday 22ndOctober 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.

Since its inception in 1968, the Middle Sea Race has developed into a highly rated offshore classic, popular among both professional and Corinthian crews, putting Malta firmly on the sailing map. The scenic course around many islands provides changeable and demanding conditions that require crews to be constantly at their best. The event attracts a varied fleet which is divided into numerous classes giving every boat a fair chance for a good result.

2015 welcomed an interesting fleet which included some high profile boats making up a total of 111 yachts, representing 22 countries to make yet another successful event. Monohull Line Honours went to George David’s Rambler 88 which arrived soon after Lloyd Thornburg’s MOD 70 Phaedo 3, which was the first Multihull home. Michele Galli’s Italian TP52, B2 won the Rolex Middle Sea Race Trophy, whilst fellow Italian Vincenzo Onorato’s Cookson 50, Mascalzone Latino won the Boccale Del Mediterraneao.

Although still early in the year, the interest and response so far is very encouraging, suggesting that there will be another good fleet in 2016. Participants should expect another memorable offshore sailing event combined with the usual great hospitality at the RMYC.

The 2016 Rolex Middle Sea Race Notice of Race will be published soon. General information on this year’s edition is available on the event websitewww.rolexmiddlesearace.com.

Entrants are encouraged to make their entry early which should be submitted on line atwww.rolexmiddlesearace.com.

For further information please contact the club through the event website or send an email to: info@rolexmiddlesearace.com or info@rmyc.org.

Watch the Rolex Middle Sea Race 2015 video at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHI1j47qQOc

 

Rambler 88 (Photo credit: Rolex/Carlo Borlenghi)





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