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Rolex Middle Sea Race at Malta

Port of departure: Malta
1,744€ Per personFull boat
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1,744€ 14,126€
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The coordinator: Germaine, 39 years old

The Rolex Middle Sea Race is a 606 nautical mile long, anti-clockwise course originally started by a healthy dose of rivalry between members of the Royal Ocean Racing Club and the Royal Malta Yacht Club in 1968.

Set during the autumn months, the unpredictable weather demands that each sailor brings some serious commitment and tenacity with them to the start line. Previous years have seen gentle light winds setting out, only to be ending in thunderstorms, or having massive squalls wiping out half the competition. You just never know what you’re going to get.

The race itself starts from the Grand Harbour, beneath the Saluting Battery in Valletta, before heading north along the eastern coasts of Sicily. The infamous Mount Etna is usually visible on the fleets’ port side, then up towards the challenging Straits of Messina. From there it’s north to the Aeolian Islands and the second active volcano of the course, Stromboli, where the yachts turn west along the northern coast of Sicily, to the Egadi Islands. From here, it’s south towards the island of Lampedusa, then northeast on the final leg towards the South Comino Channel and the finish at Marsamxett Harbour.

Included in the price will be up to 4 days of pre-race training and prep and also the Coastal Race that starts bright and early in the morning on Wednesday.

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Activity dedicated to
Day 1 - Arrival on boat, training and briefing for Coastal Race
Safety briefing, familiarisation and boat prep. The race briefing for the Coastal Race will be held at 18:00hrs.

Day 2 - Coastal Race
08:00 hrs start. This gives the crew a good opportunity to familiarise themselves with the Maltese waters. There are a number of courses that the Coastal Race might follow around the islands of Malta, Filfla, Comino and Gozo, and all will give a great taste of what’s to come.
In the evening at 19:30hrs, the Prize Giving Ceremony and the Owner’s Reception is held.

Day 3/4
Training and prep for the Middle Sea Race

Day 5 - Crew Party
Starting at 20:00hrs, the Crew Party is the perfect place to relax and let your hair down before all the hard work starts. A place to renew friendships and make new ones. Plus, a great way to check out the competition!

Day 6 - Briefings
The Weather Briefing is held from 18:00hrs, followed by the Skipper’s Briefing.

Day 7/8/9 - The RORC Middle Sea Race begins
09:00hrs- 1300hrs starting gun

Day 10 - Prize Giving Ceremony
With all the boats safely back, the Prize Giving commences from 12:00hrs
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Included in the price
  • Final cleaning
  • Costs of mooring and anchoring
  • Meals on board
  • Professional skipper
  • Gas
  • Moorings
Not included in the price
  • Food and drink on land
  • Airport transfer
  • Travel to the boat
  • Parking
  • Flights
Additional information
Full joining instructions will be provided once booked, however, please feel free to ask any questions you may have.

Price includes: Race Entry, Yacht Charter, Accommodation on board (shared cabins), Meals at sea (self service), Certified Professional Skipper, Basic Training, Consumables for the yacht (diesel, fuel and water), Mooring Fees, Insurance for the yacht, Lifejacket, Personal locating beacon

PRICE DOESN'T INCLUDE: Airfares, Meals offboard, Transfers airport-marina-airport, Shore based accommodation, Wet gear, Personal insurance (we recommend Topsail). please see our website
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Meet Germaine, the coordinator
39 years old · From London, UK
As an RYA Instructor Germaine enjoys passing on his experience to others and finding ways of sharing his passion for this sport with as many people as possible. This is what inspired him to create a not for profit organisation that gives people the opportunities that normally allude them. An excellent problem solver
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