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Rolex Middle Sea Race

When: 17th to 30th October 2016

Location: Valetta, Malta

Event Type: Offshore Regatta

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About the Rolex Middle Sea Race

The Rolex Middle Sea Race is a classic offshore race growing in popularity every year, often mentioned in the same breath as the Rolex Fastnet and Rolex Sydney – Hobart as a “must do” race. The 606nm course is set in the heart of the Mediterranean and is blessed with beautiful scenery.

The race starts in Malta and heads for the Straits of Messina before circumnavigating Sicily, passing the breathtaking islands of Pantelleria and Lampedusa before returning back to Malta for the finish. The Rolex Middle Sea Race even features Stromboli's active volcano as a course mark!

Famous for incredible sunsets and the opportunity to race in shorts, the 600nM ROLEX Middle Sea Race 2016 starts in the stunning harbour under the magnificent historic city of Valetta with the walls lined with cheering spectators! 

The Rolex Middle Sea Race is undoubtedly one of the most spectacular races in the World, combining awe-inspiring scenery with warm waters and competitive offshore racing.

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The Race Course

Rolex Middle Sea Race


Video: Highlights from Rolex Middle Sea Race


Event Format - Dates for your diary:

You will join one of our skippers on board one of our yachts on Monday for on the water training and preparation including competing in the Rolex Middle Sea Coastal Race, which is a great warm-up race! You will be a fully involved in the racing throughout, making you an important and valued member of the race team.

          Arrive in Malta: Monday 17 October
          Training starts: Tuesday 18 October
          Coastal Race: Wednesday 19 October
          Race starts: Saturday 22 October
          Prize Giving: Saturday 29 October 
          Depart Malta: Sunday 30 October  


'Rolex Middle Sea Race' Yacht Charter Package


Motion Charters offers a Middle Sea Race yacht charter package for those who have lots of sailing experience as well as those with no sailing experience at all.


Our Rolex Middle Sea Race Yacht Charter Package includes:

  • One of our yachts from 17th to 30th October
  • Four days training and preparation
  • All race entry and berthing fees
  • Professional skipper and First Mate
  • Wet weather gear,
  • safety equipment, fuel, gas and engine hours
  • Full race sails
  • Pre-race scrub and full yacht prep
  • Full event management from your Motion Charters representative


Charter a Yacht for Rolex Middle Sea Race

The next Middle Sea Race will take place from 17th October 2016. If you would like to take part, contact us about our skippered yacht charter packages. Call us on +44 (0)1489 588721 or email sail@motioncharters.co.uk


Useful Links:

Rolex Middle Sea Race official website

Notice of Race Document



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