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15th October 2024 to 27th October 2024

Beneteau First 40: Rolex Middle Sea Race 2024

From £2495 per person

Deposit 50%. Balance due 12 weeks before departure
The race course provides breathtaking sights of volcanoes erupting in inky night skies, spectacular coastal scenery, and an ever-changeable sea.
Clear
Pay a 50% deposit per item
Suited to
Individuals, Couples, Groups
Difficulty
Some sailing experience required
Nights onboard
12
Vessel type
Beneteau First 40
Vessel length
40ft
Skipper
Professional Skipper
Crew
On board 10 includes Skipper & Co-skipper
Berth Style
Single berths
Insurance Required
Yes

The race course provides breathtaking sights of volcanoes erupting in inky night skies, spectacular coastal scenery, and an ever-changeable sea.

Dates: 15 - 27 October 2024 (To be confirmed)

Price: £2,495 per person

Join us in Malta on the Tuesday before the race for a training day followed by the Coastal Race.

Enjoy the crew party and then take part in the start on Saturday in the Grand Harbour.

Itinerary – To be confirmed

Race Training Day 1

Coastal Race Start

Race Training Day 2 & Race Crew Party

Offshore Prep Day & Weather Brief

Offshore Race Start

Saturday 19th October 2024

The race start is spectacular for competitors and spectators alike set against the backdrop of the awe-inspiring Grand Harbour and the racing is tactical and interesting in changeable and challenging Mediterranean conditions. The race course provides breathtaking sights of volcanoes erupting in inky night skies, spectacular coastal scenery, and an ever-changeable sea. Add an international list of top competitors and you have a must-do offshore event

Prize Giving

Sunday 27th October 2024

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 fleet’s 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. Providing a great opportunity to build up your offshore miles and also to add to or start your 600nm race collection.

  • Coastal and Offshore races
  • 2 days training
  • Fuel
  • All social events
  • Entry fees
  • Professional skipper and 3 pro crew
  • Lunch
  • All safety equipment. (Must provide own MOB AIS Beacon)
  • Airfares
  • Meals offboard
  • Transfers airport-marina-airport
  • Sailing gear
  • Personal Insurance
  • MOB AIS Beacon

Join us in Malta on the Tuesday before the race for a training day followed by the Coastal Race.

Enjoy the crew party and then take part in the start on Saturday in the Grand Harbour.

On arrival in Malta, the Middle Sea Race team will train in the days prior to the race, acclimatising themselves to the conditions and putting the yacht through her paces before the start of the Middle Sea Race. The pre-race build-up includes the now-famous pre-race party where the free drinks and delicious Maltese cuisine never run out and the dancing goes on long into the night!

Malta

Malta

Itinerary – To be confirmed

Race Training Day 1

Coastal Race Start

Race Training Day 2 & Race Crew Party

Offshore Prep Day & Weather Brief

Offshore Race Start

Saturday 19th October 2024

The race start is spectacular for competitors and spectators alike set against the backdrop of the awe-inspiring Grand Harbour and the racing is tactical and interesting in changeable and challenging Mediterranean conditions. The race course provides breathtaking sights of volcanoes erupting in inky night skies, spectacular coastal scenery, and an ever-changeable sea. Add an international list of top competitors and you have a must-do offshore event

Prize Giving

Sunday 27th October 2024

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 fleet’s 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. Providing a great opportunity to build up your offshore miles and also to add to or start your 600nm race collection.

Footwear:

Deck Trainers/Non Marking Trainers

Trainer Socks and Shoe Spray

Legwear:

Sailing/Sports Shorts

We recommend against jeans

Top:

Tech Top/Sports Top

Fleece/Soft Shell Jacket

Hands:

Fingerless Gloves

Headwear:

Cap/Floppy Hat

Top Layers:

Waterproof jacket

Sailing Jacket

Accessories:

Watch

Sunglasses

Multi-Tool

Electrical Tape

Knee Pads

Other:

Suncream

Insect Repellant

Water Bottle

Waterproof Phone Case

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