Sail Boat Racing in Malta


We are in Malta to witness the start of The Rolex Middle Sea Race on 17th October.

But even as we arrived boats had already enjoyed the traditional warm up race, known as the Rolex Middle Sea Coastal Race that takes place earlier in the week.

30 Yachts started the Rolex Middle Sea Coastal Race. They were divided into six IRC Classes.

Principle Race Officer, Peter Dimech, set a course of approximately 30 miles from Marsamxett Harbour, around the island of Comino, and a finish at the point of origin, within sight of the Royal Malta Yacht Club. Competitors reported wind speeds in excess of thirty knots, giving the fleet a taste of the ocean racing to come.

Sailing in Otra Ves and racing for the first time in Maltese waters Bill Coates From Texas USA, was the overall winner.

Apart from a few torn sails, the thirty strong fleet all finished the race safe and sound.

The 36th edition of the Rolex Middle Sea Race will start at 1100 CET, Saturday 17th October, with seven starts for the fleet in the stunning surroundings of Valletta’s Grand Harbour.

To follow the race, visit the official Rolex Middle Sea Race website.

How to follow the Race