2017 Rolex Middle Sea Race - Day 3

Near gale force winds arrived in the early hours this morning (Monday) rapidly changing the character of the 38th Rolex Middle Sea Race. To the north of Sicily, yachts are experiencing sustained wind speeds of 30 knots with a significant sea state. Gusts will be higher. The Royal Malta Yacht Club race management team has been busy through the night, monitoring the fleet’s progress. There have been a number of retirements as the increasing wind strength and building sea state test equipment and resolve. Leading yacht, Rambler is on the downwind leg to Lampedusa, currently with Leopard, Hugo Boss and CQS in hot pursuit.

Photo Credit: Rolex/Kurt Arrigo