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Rolex Middle Sea Race 2021 Malta

Dates: Race Starts 23 October 2021 (training / preparation starts on 18th Oct)

Location: Malta

Cost: £2250.00 

Licences: Not required

Travel: Direct flights from major UK airports SKY SCANNER

Atlantic Charters Racing will once again be campaignig in this years 42nd edition of the Rolex Middle Sea Race.

The Rolex Middle Sea Race course is 606 nautical miles long and is sailed anti-clockwise. Starting on the 23rd October 2021. The Start line is in Valletta Grand Harbour Malta, the fleet head north along the eastern coasts of Sicily up towards the Straits of Messina, this notorious stretch of water is famous for whirlpools and mythical sea monsters that legends are built from. 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 emitting a constant stream of multi-coloured lava, an awesome sight by day or night 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.

Once past Lampedusa the fleet turns northeast on the final leg towards the South Comino Channel, separating Malta from Gozo and the finish at Marsamxett Harbour. En route the crews take in an amazing diversity of landscape and sea conditions, all of which combine to create the attraction and challenge of the race.

The 2021 Rolex Middle Sea Race campaign

Atlantic Charters finished Second in ORC class and Third in IRC class 2014, 4th in 2018, this year we aim to win. We are limiting the places to 8 people for this years Rolex Middle Sea race, plus one skipper and professional first mate on each of our 2 yachts. On arrival in Malta, the Middle Sea Race team will train for five days, starting from Monday 18th October, tuning their skills and building a strong working team before the start of the Middle Sea Race on the 23rd of October 2021. Four to six days of full on yacht racing follow, battling the international list of competitors, tricky winds and racing past live volcanoes and circumnavigating the mystical island of Sicily, to return to Marsamxett Harbour, Malta for the finish..

Rolex Middle Sea Race, 2012 race report here.

This prestigious opportunity is offered to you including:

    • Two professional crew
    • Race training in Malta
    • Entry in to Coastal Race 20th October 2021
    • All safety gear Food on board whilst training and racing
    • All Middle Sea Race fees and yacht costs.

Before the start of the Middle Sea Race there is the opportunity to sail the yacht from Gibraltar to Malta? contact us for details.

Race training/yacht preparation and scrutineering starts in Malta on Monday 18th October, the actual race start being on 23rd October 2021. Prize Giving and banquet at 1200 Saturday 30th October.

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2019 Results

Coastal race Seawolf 1st in class

RMSR Seawolf  8th ORC class, 11th IRC class

2018 Results

Coastal race Seawolf 1st in class

RMSR Seawolf  4th ORC class, 4th IRC class

2017 Results

Coastal race Seawolf 7th in class

RMSR Seawolf  RTD

2016 Results

Coastal race Seawolf 4th in class

RMSR Seawolf  4th ORC class, 5th IRC class

2015 Results

Coastal race Seawolf 1st in class

RMSR Seawolf  5th IRC class

2014 Results

Coastal race Seawolf 1st in class

RMSR Seawolf 2nd ORC class, 3rd IRC class

2013 Results

Coastal Race Seawolf 1st place
RMSR seawolf 21st place in class

2012 Results

First Place ARTIE, Malta
Second place SEAWOLF Atlantic Charters Racing
Third place LITTLE EMILY Atlantic Charters Racing

Why look any further, join the teams of podium placed yachts for this years Rolex Middle Sea Race.

There will also be delivery opportunities, ideal for mile building from Gibraltar to Malta and back, approx 950 miles each way.

course map

Author: Atlantic Charters

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