Rolex Middle Sea Race

Race | Malta | 16-22 October 2019 | Skipper: CSM | Boat: Challenger

The Rolex Middle Sea Race is a highly rated offshore classic, often mentioned in the same breath as the Rolex Fastnet, The Rolex Sydney – Hobart and Newport-Bermuda as a “must do” race. The Royal Malta Yacht Club and the Royal Ocean Racing Club co-founded the race in 1968 and 2016 will be the 40th Edition. Save for a break between 1984 and 1995 the event has been run annually initially attracting 25 -30 yachts, however in recent years, the number of entries has risen sharply to 122 boats thanks to a new Organising Committee who managed to bring Rolex on board as title sponsor for the Middle Sea Race.

The race is a true challenge to skippers and crews who have to be at their very best to cope with the often changeable and demanding conditions. Equally, the race is blessed with unsurpassed scenery with its course, taking competitors close to a number of islands, which form marks of the course. Ted Turner described the MSR as “the most beautiful race course in the world”.

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Boat, captain, what's included and not

What’s included …

  • Food while on the boat
  • Accommodation on the boat once training has begun
  • 2 days of safety training prior to the event
  • Spartan crew shirt to wear onboard & keep
  • Your dockage fees
  • Diesel
  • Damage waiver

… and what’s not included

  • Travel to and from the boat
  • Visa fees (if needed)
  • On land food

Skipper: Chris Stanmore-Major

Chris Stanmore-Major is an extremely experienced sailor and sail training instructor. As of 2019 he has sailed approximately 315,000Nm (the distance to the moon) in yachts ranging from 45′ – 150′. This milage includes two races around the world – once as the skipper of ‘Qingdao’ the Chinese entry in the 2009/10 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race and once solo in 2010/11 in the Velux 5 Oceans Race sailing an IMOCA Open 60 ‘Spartan’. Read more…


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