Rolex Middle Sea Race | Volvo 70

Trip Details

Creator Telefonica BlackView
Type Cruising
Start date 13th Oct 2020
Finish date 24th Oct 2020
Destination - A Malta
Destination - B Malta
Description This race was one of the firm favourites in last years schedule, the hospitality, history, scenery and course blew us away and we cant wait to go back this year. Its an extremely challenging race as we experienced windholes to 50 knots of wind, it really tests all your skills and you come away with a huge sense of achievement.

The Package - Skipper, Navigator and 2 Watch leaders

3 days training including the coastal race

Berth on boat until prize giving on the 24th October

Team polo

All marina and berthing fees

Food onboard while training and racing

Lifejacket and foulies

Race fees


13th October - safety brief, deck walk, boat systems and along side training (hoists, sail changes, MOB recovery)

14th October - on the water training

15th October - coastal race

16th October - day off, site seeing etc, then race and weather brief

17th October - RACE DAY

The Boat - Kraken (ex telefonica black) 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


2 of 2 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