2017 Rolex Middle Sea Race Fleet Building Steadily
24 July 2017
With just under 100 days to go to the 38th edition of the Rolex Middle Sea Race, the current entry list shows every sign of matching the number and diversity of yachts of recent years. One of a clutch of 600 mile races, and firmly regarded as a classic, the Rolex Middle Sea Race features high on most offshore racers’ “bucket-list” as a must-do event. With 38 yachts from 15 nations ranging in size from 35 to 72-feet entered so far, the Royal Malta Yacht Club (RMYC) is looking forward to once again hosting a highly competitive, international fleet. According to the RMYC Commodore, Godwin Zammit, “Preparations are in hand to make the 2017 Rolex Middle Sea Race another truly memorable and successful event. The Club is working hard on the details to make sure everything is in place before competitors arrive in October.” The record fleet for the event is 122 set in 2014, and recent years have seen the number of participants regularly top 100 boats. Expectation...
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