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19th October 2021 to 30th October 2021

Rolex Middle Sea Race 2021 – Volvo 70 “HYPR”

The Rolex Middle Sea race is one of offshore yacht racing’s premier events

Join the crew onboard one of the world's fastest 70ft monohulls and battle it out for line honours in the Rolex Middle Sea Race.

11 nights: 19 - 30 October 2021

£3,200 per person

Suited to
Couples, Groups, Individuals
Difficulty
Some sailing experience required
Vessel type
Modified Volvo Open 70 "HYPR" (ex-Camper, ex-Warrior)
Vessel length
70ft
Skipper
Top-end professional Race Skipper and four additional professional crew
Berth Style
Typical racing bunk in shared quarters. Very basic.
Insurance Required
Yes

Join the crew onboard one of the world’s fastest 70ft monohulls and battle it out for line honours in the Rolex Middle Sea Race. You’ll sail shoulder to shoulder with top-end professional sailors who’ve previously competed in the America’s Cup, Volvo Ocean Race and the Olympic Games. Pushing the boat to its limit around the iconic Mediterranean offshore racecourse. This is one hell of a way to end the European offshore season. As part of the crew, you’ll be fully involved in both the preparation and racing of the yacht. There’s no paying to be “just rail meat” here.

608 nautical miles long and sailed anti-clockwise, the race begins in Marsamxett Harbour, north of the Grand Harbour, Valletta. The fleet heads North along the Eastern coasts of Sicily up towards the Straits of Messina, where Mt.Etna is visible on the fleet’s port side. 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. Finish the race in spectacular surroundings back on Malta as you pass beneath Fort St Angelo and the Saluting Battery in Valletta.

Over the course of the race, you will be given world-class coaching from a pro crew, with the opportunity to enhance your skills in every job onboard this iconic offshore racing machine. This yacht was raced as a team “Camper” in the 2011/12 Volvo Ocean race. Since the race, she was renamed “Warrior” significantly modified to make it one of the world’s fastest 70ft monohulls. From navigation to helming, with practice in trimming, grinding and foredeck, you can really get stuck in on this exhilarating trip.

Push your comfort zone for a truly genuine experience of life as an elite ocean racer, with basic race yacht accommodation: the trade-off for an invigorating ride around the 608 nautical miles. Whether you are a novice sailor or more experienced, this trip promises to get your adrenaline pumping, as you fully immerse yourself in the world of offshore, improving your racing skills and working as a team with your new crewmates.

19th October – safety brief, deck walk, boat systems and alongside 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 boats itinerary starts at 8am on the 19th October, the crew are welcome to turn up anytime from the 18th as your bunk will be available, so please feel free to use her as your base.

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 608 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.

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£3200 per person

Deposit £1250. Balance due 12 weeks before departure.

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  • Professional Race Skipper and up to four additional professional crew
  • 3 days of training in Malta
  • Entry as part of the race crew into Rolex Middle Sea Race
  • Food, fuel and mooring fees
  • Travel to and from the boats
  • Food ashore
  • Wet weather gear
  • Some sailing experience is required.
  • A good level of fitness is recommended.

Arrive Valletta, Malta

Arrive Valletta, Malta

Join the crew onboard one of the world’s fastest 70ft monohulls and battle it out for line honours in the Rolex Middle Sea Race. You’ll sail shoulder to shoulder with top-end professional sailors who’ve previously competed in the America’s Cup, Volvo Ocean Race and the Olympic Games. Pushing the boat to its limit around the iconic Mediterranean offshore racecourse. This is one hell of a way to end the European offshore season. As part of the crew, you’ll be fully involved in both the preparation and racing of the yacht. There’s no paying to be “just rail meat” here.

608 nautical miles long and sailed anti-clockwise, the race begins in Marsamxett Harbour, north of the Grand Harbour, Valletta. The fleet heads North along the Eastern coasts of Sicily up towards the Straits of Messina, where Mt.Etna is visible on the fleet’s port side. 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. Finish the race in spectacular surroundings back on Malta as you pass beneath Fort St Angelo and the Saluting Battery in Valletta.

Over the course of the race, you will be given world-class coaching from a pro crew, with the opportunity to enhance your skills in every job onboard this iconic offshore racing machine. This yacht was raced as a team “Camper” in the 2011/12 Volvo Ocean race. Since the race, she was renamed “Warrior” significantly modified to make it one of the world’s fastest 70ft monohulls. From navigation to helming, with practice in trimming, grinding and foredeck, you can really get stuck in on this exhilarating trip.

Push your comfort zone for a truly genuine experience of life as an elite ocean racer, with basic race yacht accommodation: the trade-off for an invigorating ride around the 608 nautical miles. Whether you are a novice sailor or more experienced, this trip promises to get your adrenaline pumping, as you fully immerse yourself in the world of offshore, improving your racing skills and working as a team with your new crewmates.

19th October – safety brief, deck walk, boat systems and alongside 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 boats itinerary starts at 8am on the 19th October, the crew are welcome to turn up anytime from the 18th as your bunk will be available, so please feel free to use her as your base.

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 608 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.

Waterproof or soft kit bag (no

hard cases with wheels)

Complete set of dry clothes

Passport

Sleeping bag

Hat and gloves

Sun cream

Any medication you require

Seasickness pills

Water bottle

Warm layers

Safety knife

Headtorch

Sailing boots

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