Rolex Middle Sea Race 19th – 29th October 2022

The Rolex Middle sea race is one of the iconic 600 miles races of the season. The course takes us from the stunning scenery of Valletta, Malta and round Sicily past volcanoes and will test you in every way imaginable. This race was one of the firm favourites in last year’s schedule, the hospitality, history, scenery and course blew us away and we can’t wait to go back this year. 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.

This package includes:

  • Skipper
  • Navigator
  • 2 x Watch leader
  • On board training
  • Your bunk
  • Team shirt
  • Marina and Berthing fees
  • Food on board while racing and training
  • Lifejacket
  • Wet weather gear
  • Race entry fees

Meals ashore and travel to and from ports is not included.

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!

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 just be sitting on the rail.

The Race – Rolex Middle Sea Race

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.

Alongside Training (safety brief, deck walk, boat systems and alongside training (hoists, sail changes, MOB recovery): Wednesday 19th October 2022

On Water Training: Thursday 20th and Friday 21st October 2022

Race Start: Saturday 22nd October 2022

Arrive in Garden Marina, Malta at the yacht on Wednesday at 9am where you’ll be introduced to the boat, professional crew, and get to meet your fellow sailors!

The training will focus on a safety brief, deck, winch and backstay briefs, MOB drills and sail changes.

There will be a Skipper, and 2 watch leaders onboard.

When you book onto one of our races you are fully committing yourself, you are not a passenger on this boat. We really feel strongly that this is your boat to race and we facilitate that in every way we can. We keep the boat running, look after you, keep you fed and watered and provide support on all the watches.

For more information and the history of the race please visit the Rolex Middle Sea Race website.

Westabout Ltd cannot guarantee the dates or routes given. We will always prioritise your safety. Due to bad weather or wind conditions, there can be delays for which we cannot accept liability.

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Deposit : £750.00 Per Trip