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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...

A Hard Day's Night
October 20th, 2014

DAY 3 AM Update 0900 CET By Midnight virtually the entire fleet racing in the Rolex Middle Sea Race had passed through the Straits of Messina, heading for Stromboli, the active volcano that marks the most northerly part of the 608 mile course. As high pressure moved in from the north, the area arou...

The Messina Trap
October 19th, 2014

19th October 1700 CET The second night of the Rolex Middle Sea Race could well be a decisive part of the race. At 1700 CET, 39 yachts had passed through The Straits of Messina, the tide was set to turn against those yachts that did not make it through and with the wind due to fade during the night....

Escaping the Shroud of Mount Etna
October 19th, 2014

After yesterday's farewell in Grand Harbour, the 122 participating yachts in the Rolex Middle Sea Race have enjoyed a beam reach for the first day of the race, as they raced north east, leaving Malta in their wake, heading for the south east corner of Sicily. Ian Moore, navigator on Cookson 50, Masc...

Record Start
October 18th, 2014

Saturday 18th October 2014  Thousands of spectators lined the Valletta Waterfront to witness the start of the 35th Rolex Middle Sea Race. 122 yachts started the race, a new record for the Mediterranean classic offshore race. Under blue skies and brilliant sunshine, the international fleet of ...

How to follow the Race
October 17th, 2014

FIRST START: 1100 CET Saturday 18th October 2014Yachts will be gathering in the Grand Harbour from 10:00 CETThe Grand Harbour will be closed to all boats, other than those authorised, from 0900 CETThe start sequence begins with the first warning signal at 10:50 CET. The fleet will be separated ...

Taller than the Burj Khalifa
October 16th, 2014

The 2014 edition of the Rolex Middle Sea Race, organised by the Royal Malta Yacht Club, will start on Saturday 18th October in Grand Harbour, Malta. This will be the largest fleet ever assembled in the 46 year history of the race. The vast majority of the competing yachts have now registered for th...

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