Momentum gathering for the 2017 Rolex Middle Sea Race
18 August 2017
The Rolex Middle Sea Race is an event in the ascendancy. With a little over two months until the start of the 38th edition on 21 October, 53 yachts from 20 countries have confirmed their presence for this compelling race. The race is often referred to as taking place at the ‘Crossroads of the Mediterranean’ due to its geographical location; while the course has been described by cognoscenti as the “most beautiful in the world”, with its spectacular seascapes, rugged islands, active volcanoes and raw beauty. Each year, more and more crews recognize the challenges and opportunities presented. Past experience suggests the number of entrants is set to rise significantly before registration closes on 6 October and the final list may challenge the record of 124 starters set in 2014. “We are delighted with the diversity of yachts already committed to taking part in this year’s race,” explains Royal Malta Yacht Club Commodore, Godwin Zammit. &l...
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