September 13, 2010
Also known as the Rolex Fastnet race of the Mediterranean, The Rolex middle Sea Race is regarded as one of the most infamous events in the yachting calendar and this year marks the 31st edition since the race was started in 1968. Malta provides a breathtaking backdrop to this world-class sporting event in 2010. This year the event takes place on Saturday 23rd October 2010.
This race was co-founded by the Royal Malta Club and the Royal Ocean Racing Club and is considered to be a first class event for sailing enthusiasts and spectators alike. The race attracts around 80 boats in recent years and the challenge is exciting – crews have to tackle 600 nautical miles of gruelling conditions, starting miles from Malta’s Grand Harbour and then heading north along the Eastern coasts of Sicily up towards the Straits of Messina.