The 40th edition of the Rolex Middle Sea Race starts on Saturday, 19 October. First staged in 1968 and organized by the Royal Malta Yacht Club, Rolex has been the title sponsor since 2002.
After the first day was blown off due to excess wind, the Mistral gave way today to light conditions enabling racing for the maxi yachts to start finally at Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez, organised by the Société Nautique de Saint-Tropez.
For the 47 competitors, the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup got off to a superb start today with a northwesterly that built to 20+ knots and a superb beat up the La Maddalena archipelago’s ‘Bomb Alley’.
At Ca' Farsetti, seat of the Municipality of Venice, the VI edition of the Venice Hospitality Challenge was presented, the Grand Prix of the City of Venice which will take place on Saturday 19th October
47 of the world’s largest race boats (plus another six not racing) are gathered in Porto Cervo primed for tomorrow’s start of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup.
After a brisk Monday, day two of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup provided lighter 9-13 knot winds veering from west to north.
A pair of third places gained in light sea breeze conditions from the white-hot, 11-strong fleet gives Tina Plattner and the crew of Phoenix 12 the overall lead