Rolex Middle Sea Race - Sold Out

2021 Marks the 42nd Edition of the Rolex Middle Sea Race

19 Oct — 30 Oct 2021
Valletta, Malta
£2500 (Per Berth)

This race was one of the firm favourites in 2019's schedule, the hospitality, history, scenery and course blew us away and we can't wait to go back. Its an extremely challenging race as we experienced wind holes to 50 knots of wind, it really tests all your skills and you come away with a huge sense of achievement.

The Package

  • Skipper, Navigator and 2 Watch leaders
  • 3 days training including the coastal race
  • Berth on boat until prize giving on the 24th October
  • Team polo
  • All marina and berthing fees
  • Food onboard while training and racing
  • Lifejacket with personal AIS and foulies
  • Race fees

The Schedule

19th October - safety brief, deck walk, boat systems and along side training (hoists, sail changes, MOB recovery)

20th October - on the water training

21st October - coastal race

22nd October - day off, site seeing etc, then race and weather brief

23rd October - RACE DAY

30th October - Prizegiving

The Boat

Telefonica black is a stripped out racing boat with very few luxuries, so please expect high side hot bunking, freeze dried food – as the galley consists of a sink and 1 camping stove for boiling water and a very exciting gimbled heads!

On Telefonica we like to be fully inclusive and give amateur sailors the chance to participate in all aspects of sailing the boat – we can assure you; you will not be sitting on the rail.

The Course

Coastal - Depending on the weather, the race will begin in Marsamxett Harbour, head towards the Island of Gozo and return past Comino. The course of the above coastal race may be altered depending on weather conditions. Final instructions for the coastal race will be given during the Coastal Race Briefing.

The Course – Rolex Middle Sea - The Rolex Middle Sea Race course is 606 nautical miles long and is sailed anti-clockwise. Starting from the Grand Harbour, Valletta, beneath Fort St Angelo and the Saluting Battery in Valletta, the fleet heads 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.

Extras Included

•  Safety Equipment (Lifejacket & Tether) •  Wet Weather Gear / Foulies •  Food & Drink Whilst On-Board

Training Included

•  Pre-Departure Safety Briefing •  Man Overboard Training

Kraken (Telefonica Black)
Southern Ocean
Hull Designer
Farr Yacht Design
Volvo 70
Year Built
21.50m / 70.54ft
5.70m / 18.70ft
4.50m / 14.76ft
14,000kg / 30,865lbs
1 Volvo D2 (75hp) Diesel
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Price & Book

This race entry is priced at £2500 (Per Berth). If you are interested in taking part, or simply want more information, please get in touch with / 07519 460783 or use the form below and we will respond as soon as we can.

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