ActiveRolex Middle Sea Race 2017
- Rolex Middle Sea Race
October 21, 2017 - October 28, 2017
10:15 am - 7:15 pm
- October 16, 2017 - October 28, 2017
10:25 am - 11:25 am
The Rolex Middle Sea race is one of offshore yacht racing top 3 events alongside the Rolex Fastnet and the Rolex Sydney to Hobart races.
This race starts and finishes in the dramatic Grand Harbour of Malta, a sun baked Mediterranean Island with strong British links and loads of history. Flights via Easy Jet and Air Malta serve the island from major European airports and internal travel is easy by taxi.
Training dates: 16th to 18th October 2017
Crew Party: 19th October 2017
Race Start: 21st October 2017
Prize giving: 28th October 2017
Details of our Rolex Middle Sea Race package
On arrival in Malta, the Middle Sea Race team will train for five days, acclimatising themselves to the conditions and putting the yacht through her paces before the start of the Middle Sea Race.
Four days of race training in Malta
Branded team shirts
All safety gear
Food whilst training and racing
All Middle Sea Race fees and yacht costs.
Crew party pre race (hosted by The RMYC)
Prize giving party post race (hosted by the RMYC)
Why we love the Rolex Middle Sea Race
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 pre race build up includes the now famous pre race party where the free drinks and delicious Maltese cuisine never run out and the dancing goes on long into the night! The race start is spectacular for competitors and spectators alike set against the backdrop of the awe-inspiring Grand Harbour and the racing is tactical and interesting in changeable and challenging Mediterranean conditions. The race course provides breathtaking sights of volcanoes erupting in inky night skies, spectacular coastal scenery and an ever changeable sea. Add an international list of top competitors and you have a must-do offshore event.
The Global Yacht Racing Team has had great success over the last 9 years in the Middle Sea Race, in 2006 the team came second in the coastal race two, and of course we can’t forget the epic race of 2007 where just finishing was a huge achievement in a race where the difficult conditions and very strong winds broke many of the yachts and lead to many retirements. In spite of huge winds and confused seas we managed an amazing 2nd in class that year and 11th overall out of 56 starters.
Looking for more info?
How to Book
Phone +44 01983 242 033
Use the booking system below to pay a 40% deposit
Crew fee £2495