The 2015 Rolex Middle Sea Race
has terminated a few days ago - the trimaran
Phaedo3 gaining line honours, second was the monohull
Rambler and third the trimaran
Paradox, all positions in real time.
I am contemplating in participating in next year's race
with my 11m cruising catamaran
and would like to hear if other catamaran
owners could also be interested so that we could form a class.
The Rolex Middle Sea Race course is 608 nautical miles long and is sailed anti-clockwise. Starting from the Grand Harbour, Valletta, Malta
beneath Fort St Angelo and the Saluting Battery
in Valletta, the fleet head
north along the eastern coasts of Sicily
up towards the Straits of Messina. Mt Etna is usually visible on the fleets port side, billowing ashes and lava throughout the night. Once through the Straits, the course leads north to the Aeolian Islands and the active volcano of Stromboli where the yachts turn west to the Egadi Islands.
Passing between Marettimo and Favignana the crews head
south towards the island of Lampedusa leaving Pantelleria to port.Once past Lampedusa the fleet turns northeast on the final leg towards the South Comino Channel and the finish at Marsamxett Harbour, Malta
For more info click here:
Rolex Middle Sea Race: The Race