Rolex Middle Sea Race

Trip details

Creator Chris ClarkView
Type Racing
Start date 19th Oct 2019
Finish date 23rd Oct 2019
Origin Valletta, Malta
Destination Valetta, Malta

The Rolex Middle Sea Race, the only race in the world we know of with an active volcano as a mark. Described as the most beautiful race course in the world this is one of the 4 big 600’s. Fastnet, Caribbean 600 & the Sydney-Hobart being the other 3.

Set in the Mediterranean it starts and finishes in Valetta, Malta heading north between the Messina strats between Sicily & Italy around the Stromboli Volacano then west along the top of Sicily before heading south around the two small islands of Pantelleria & Lempedusa before the final run back to Malta.


You must have at least some offshore experience and if your UK based we would prefer you to complete at least one RORC race during the 2019 season.

The yacht.

Fireball probably the best 40.7 competing in RORC. New this year to complement our North 3Di sail wardrobe.

New North Masthead kite

New North Helix Code Zero

New Halyards and Spinnaker sheets

Big cockpit display/chart plotter repeater

Dry Sailed and super slippery,

Currently beating all Sailing Logics F40s on handicap and in line honours. In fact we are beating all our rivals except another 40.7 skippered by a former Olympic sailor. That said we haven’t tested him yet with our new Code Zero coming.


Arrive 3 days ahead of the race for training in Malta We will then have a ‘lay day’ as we make final preparations and stock the yacht ready for the race.

What’s in the Price?

All onboard food and drink

Safety Equipment inc personal AIS Mob

Free loan of Musto

All entry fees

All berthing fees

Opportunity to participate in deliveries to & from Malta

Unique Team Shirt.

One hell of an adventure

Accommodation onboard the yacht before & after the event.

Related Event Rolex Middle Sea Race

Crew Wanted


8 of 8 berths available



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Trip boat

Name Fireball
Total Berths 10
Home Port Cowes Yacht Haven, Cowes, UK
Model Beneteau First 40.7
Coded Yes
Area Category 2