2016 Rolex Middle Sea: how to follow
Thursday, October 20, 2016 11:57 AM
One hundred twelve boats, twenty five nations and six starts.
Organised by the Royal Malta Yacht Club, the 2016 Rolex Middle Sea Race will start at 11:00hrs (CET) on the 22nd October in the spectacular Grand Harbour, Valletta, Malta.
The 608-mile yacht race takes place in the heart of the Mediterranean and covers one of the most beautiful courses in the world. Starting and finishing in Malta, the route includes the deep azure waters around Sicily including the Aeolian and Egadi Islands, as well as Pantelleria and Lampedusa. One of the most stunning vistas is Stromboli, the active volcano which is a course mark.
Challenging, enchanting and historic, the annual Rolex Middle Sea Race is one of Europe’s most popular and respected offshore races. Supported by Rolex since 2002, the event’s fascination is largely drawn from its alluring, 608-nautical-mile race course – a rigorous and scenic anti-clockwise loop around Sicily, which introduces numerous ‘corners’ that present changing and complex meteorological shifts.
Rolex Middle Sea Race 2016
This is the 37th edition of the race dating back to 1968
Race starts on Saturday 22nd October at 11:00 hrs (CET) at the Grand Harbour, Valletta, Malta
Various vantage points are available from most areas of the Grand Harbour. The Lower and Upper Barakka Gardens in Valletta, the Valletta waterfronts and the Senglea promontory, give a fine view of the start.
How to follow the Race
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Yacht Tracker: www.rolexmiddlesearace.com/tracker/#pt