Despite the continuing severity of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are signs of relief around the world. At a slow pace, the Royal Malta Yacht Club (RMYC) has begun preparations for the upcoming 41st Rolex Middle Sea Race. The Notice of Race is now available on the Internet.
Over the past few weeks, the RMYC has carefully monitored developments globally and, in particular, the advice and guidance from the World Health Organisation and the Maltese government concerning participation sports like yacht racing. The club’s intention to run the 2020 race remains subject to changes in circumstances both locally and internationally, and the evolution of guidelines between June and October. The current plan is to review the state of play in August, and the RMYC has reserved the right to amend the Notice of Race up until 31 August.
In the meantime, there has been a steady stream of yachts indicating their interest in participating. Some 29 entries have been received to date, with yachts representing the Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Malta, Monaco, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Spain, and the USA.
The 41st edition of the Rolex Middle Sea Race is scheduled to start on Saturday, 17 October.
The Rolex Middle Sea Race is organized by the Royal Malta Yacht Club under the auspices of the Maltese and Italian Sailing Federations and will start on the 17th of October 2020. The Race is held in association with the Royal Ocean Racing Club and will be the first race of the RORC 2021 Season’s Points Championship. It will also be the first event that is part of the IMA Mediterranean Maxi Offshore Challenge 2020 – 2021.
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The official hashtags for the competition are #rolexmiddlesearace & # rmsr2020