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Keeping a Good Watch
October 24th, 2014

Peter Dimech, Principal Race Officer and Race Chair spoke about the storm that raged through the fleet. “The remaining yachts racing in the Rolex Middle Sea Race are expected to arrive at the Royal Malta Yacht Club by today and tomorrow. Whilst the wind speed has decreased, the sea state is st...

Joy and Pain
October 23rd, 2014

Artie confirmed as overall winner of the 2014 Rolex Middle Sea RaceThe Royal Malta Yacht Club has been a hive of activity both day and night, welcoming back yachts taking part in the Rolex Middle Sea Race. By Midday on Day Six 34 yachts have finished the race and 25 yachts have retired. Each and eve...

Artie's Heroic Return
October 23rd, 2014

After probably the toughest 24 hours in the 46 year history of the race, Lee Satariano's Maltese J/122, Artie finished the Rolex Middle Sea Race on Thursday 23 October 2014 at 00h 45m 5s in an elapsed time of 4Days 13hours 35mins and 05secs. Artie was the first Maltese boat to finish the race and i...

Artie Gunning for Glory
October 22nd, 2014

Lee Satariano's Maltese J/122, Artie has emerged as the hot favourite to become the overall winner of the 2014 Rolex Middle Sea Race. However, at 16:00 CET, Artie was still 80 miles from the finish and the Mistral storm is still raging. In addition, there are several yachts behind Artie that could s...

Big Breeze and Lumpy Seas
October 22nd, 2014

DAY 5 AM UPDATE 09:00 CET Analysis 92 yachts are still racing in the Rolex Middle Sea Race. The expected frontal system arrived around Midnight last night at the northwest corner of the course. Reports of storm force winds and big seas have been received by the Race Committee and 25 yachts had offi...

Esimit Europa 2 take Line Honours
October 22nd, 2014

The expected frontal system arrived around Midnight last night at the northwest corner of the course. Reports of storm force winds and big seas have been received by the Race Committee and 17 yachts had officially retired from the race by 11:00 CET on Wednesday 22 October. The Race Committee has rec...

NEWS FLASH - Line Honours Winner
October 21st, 2014

Esimit Europa 2 (SLO) has taken line honours in the 2014 Rolex Middle Sea Race. Igor Simcic's Maxi, Esimit Europa 2 crossed the finish line for the Rolex Middle Sea Race outside the Royal Malta Yacht Club.  Tuesday, 21 October at 22hrs 42 mins 5 seconds in an elapsed time of 3days 10hrs 42min...

Midnight Rendevous
October 21st, 2014

DAY 4 PM UPDATE Jochen Schumann, skipper of Esimit Europa 2 contacted the media team at 15:00 CET 100 miles from the finish line. The 100ft canting keel Maxi is expected to finish the Rolex Middle Sea Race tonight at around midnight. “We have just gybe set at Lampedusa within 100 metres of t...

Fight to the Finish
October 21st, 2014

DAY 4 AM Update 0900 CET Igor Simicic's maxi, Esimit Europa 2 is expected to finish the Rolex Middle Sea Race in the early hours of tomorrow morning. However the 100ft carbon fibre canting keel Maxi is under serious pressure to secure their fourth Line Honours victory in the race. At dawn thi...

Otra Vez and Artie – Dare to Dream
October 20th, 2014

DAY 3 PM Update 1700 CET At 1700 CET 113 yachts had rounded Stromboli, the active volcano that marks the most northerly point of the course. The race leader on the water, Esimit Europa 2, was less than 20 miles from Favignana and preparing to turn south with 289 miles to go and is expected to finis...

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