2016 Rolex Middle Sea Race Coastal Race

Action at the 2016 Rolex Middle Sea Race got underway yesterday, Wednesday 19th October, with a 21-mile coastal race. Organised by the Royal Malta Yacht Club as a warm-up opportunity to put in some practice ahead of the main event which starts on Saturday. The race was sailed in decent breeze building from 8 to 15 knots during the race. Starting from Marsamxett Harbour, the first leg was downwind under spinnaker to the Valletta Fairway Buoy, followed by a reach to the Munxar Cardinal Buoy and a beat to Benghisa Cardinal Buoy off the south east corner of Malta. The fleet then returned on a reciprocal course back to Marsamxett.

Photo Credit: RMYC/Sam Scicluna