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Rolex Middle Sea Race | V70

Trip Details

Creator Telefonica BlackView
Type Racing
Start date 15th Oct 2019
Finish date 26th Oct 2019
Destination - A Malta
Destination - B Malta

Rolex Middle Sea Race Package

The Itinerary

15th October – Training day

16th October – Coastal Race

17th October – Training day

17th October – PM Crew party

18th October – AM own time

18th October - 1100 - 1200 Rolex Middle Sea Race Q&A Session held at the Yacht Club

18th October – 1300 – 1700 final training on the water

18th October - 2000 – Race brief

19th October - Race Start

26th October – Prize giving

The boats itinerary starts at 8am on the 15th October, crew are welcome to turn up anytime from the 13th as your bunk will be available, so please feel free to use her as your base.

The package - £2500

Skipper, Mate, Navigator and 2 Crew members

3 1/2 days training including the coastal race

Berth on boat until prize giving on the 27th October

Team polo

All marina and berthing fees

Food onboard while training and racing

Lifejacket and foulies

Race fees

The Boat

Kraken is a stripped out racing boat with very few luxuries, so please expect high side hot bunking, freeze dried food – as the galley consists of a sink and 1 camping stove for boiling water and a very exciting gimbled heads! On Kraken we like to be fully inclusive and give amateur sailors the chance to participate in all aspects of sailing the boat – we can assure you; you will not be sitting on the rail.

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 606 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.

Class Volvo Ocean

Crew Wanted


4 of 4 berths available



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Trip Boat

Name Kraken
Total Berths 12
Home Port Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth, UK
Model Volvo Open 70
Coded Yes
Area Category 2