Romanian Quebramar and Setsail will measure strength of 40th Rolex Middle Sea race in October.

The Rolex Middle Sea race is an exciting event for our media . Last year, the Blue Magic yacht with skipper Nikola Popov presented our country worthy of this prestigious competition. This year’s 40th edition has prepared another dose of interesting emotions for all contestants to be posted in the coming months.
Launch of Rolex for the year 2019 is scheduled for 19 October and will last until October 26, when with awarding will put an official end.

Last year, the Royal Yacht Club (RMYC) celebrated the 50th anniversary of this with 130 yacht records-breaking extraordinary race. Around 47 yachts from 18 countries / Spain, France, Poland, Italy, Malta, Austria, England, Latvia, Belgium, Germany, Sweden, Russia, Switzerland, USA, Croatia, Romania, Afghanistan and Australia have already registered for the edition 2019. Some of the most famous players are the return of the American Maxi to George David, Rambler. Last year Rambler secured the fourth consecutive honorary victory, overshadowing the three consecutive wins of Esimit Europa II (2010 – 2012) and Benbow (I975-77). David and his team took the overall victory, and set a record for the course that continues today. David is inexorable in his desire to establish a new time to compare. His current Rambler is more than capable if only the gods of the wind would look favorably on the crew’s efforts. The biggest player at the moment is Farfalla, 31.78m Southern Winds, just a few yards shorter than the largest ever: 35m Nikata, which competed last year. The smallest record is the Swedish yacht, Blur, just 11 meters.

So far, there have been 2 sailing yachts from Romania – Setsail yacht with skipper Valentin Oeru, who last year recorded their first participation in the regatta and yacht Quebramar with the skipper Iulia Fulicea, who won many victories in Romania .

Entry Registration closes on Friday, 27th September .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.

For further information about the race please visit www.rolexmiddlesearace.com or contact the Royal Malta Yacht Club on info@rmyc.org

Schedule :

14—17 OCTOBER
09:00 – 17:00
Rolex Middle Sea Race Registration

15 OCTOBER
18:00 – 19:00
Coastal Race Briefing

16 OCTOBER
10:00 – Rolex Middle Sea Race Coastal Race

16 OCTOBER
19:30-Rolex Middle Sea Race Owner’s Reception & Coastal Race Prize Giving

17 OCTOBER
20:00-Rolex Middle Sea Race Crew Party

18 OCTOBER
11:-00 – 12:00-Rolex Middle Sea Race Q&A Session

18 OCTOBER
18:00 – 19:00-Rolex Middle Sea Race Briefing

19—21 OCTOBER
11:00-Rolex Middle Sea Race Start

26 OCTOBER
10:30- Rolex Middle Sea Race Prize Giving
15:00 – 20:00- Rolex Middle Sea Race Final Farewell

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