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October 17, 2020
October 29, 2020



Total days:13Racing days: 7

Team level

Beginners, Еxperienced, Professionals

Activity level


Event Language

English, Russian
About event

Start:Valletta, Malta

Finish:ix-Xatt Ta' Xbiex, Ta' Xbiex, Malta

Проводится с: 1968 г. Периодичность: 1 раз в год


Participate in the famous offshore Rolex Middle Sea Race in Malta! Yachts start from Valletta, and sail past Sicily and the islands of the autumn Mediterranean! Enjoy the Gulf of Messina, which connects the Ionian Sea with the Strait of Tyrrhenia, after which you will see the active volcano Stromboli and the pirate island of Lampedusa.

The next day, the teams will test their readiness in the Rolex Middle Sea Coastal Race, which will help to get to know the waters and organize the work of the team. After the awards ceremony, there will be the key event - the Rolex Middle Sea Race Crew Party! A great chance to relax before the main adventure of this year. 150 yachts will sail a circle of 600 miles in 7 days, coming back at the end again to the port of Malta, where there will be the award ceremony!

Have you already chosen a team to test your strength under the scorching sun and sea spray? Join the crew that suits you in spirit! Even if you are a beginner, we will help you find a team in which you will feel comfortable and learn the basics of yachting.

Events schedule

  • Oct 17, 2020

    Registration of participants in the Rolex Middle Sea Race regatta. Over 150 yachts compete in a race of 600 miles!

  • Oct 18, 2020

    8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Coastal Race Briefing

    Excelsior Grand Hotel will be open for the Coastal Race briefing team from 8:00 - 19:00. The hotel has scenic views of Marsamxett Harbor and Manoel Island! The place is located near Valletta - the capital of Malta, which is a UNESCO heritage.

  • Oct 19, 2020

    10:00 Rolex Middle Sea Coastal Race

    Participants will get to know the waters during a coastal race that will take place around Malta, Gozo, Comino or Fifla. The sea around these small islands of the Maltese archipelago is of an incredibly rich turquoise color!

    At 19:30, the Rolex Middle Sea Coastal Race Award Ceremony will be held, where you will warm up your emotions before the main event!

  • Oct 20, 2020

    20:00 - Rolex Middle Sea Race Crew Party

    The famous party on the eve of the start of the race! Chat with other racers, listen to live music and just enjoy life!

    Because after the Rolex Middle Sea Race Crew Party, you will have to work hard and run around the deck!

  • Oct 21, 2020

    11: 00-12: 00 - Question and Answer Session of Rolex Middle Sea Race

    At this meeting, you can personally shake hands with the legends of Rolex Middle Sea Race and ask questions along with journalists and other members of the crew and the Club. The session will be held at the Royal Malta Yacht Club, which is located near the city center, where you can buy what you need for the voyage.

    18:00 - 19:00 - Rolex Briefing on the Mediterranean Sea.

    Excelsior Grand Hotel will host a briefing for skippers and provide a weather forecast summary. After that, you will be able to discuss the remaining details at a short reception. And do not forget to get a good night's sleep before the race!

  • Oct 24, 2020

    11:00 - Rolex Middle Sea Race - the beginning of the race.

    The regatta starts in the harbor of Malta, guests can watch the start of the race from the Valletta Fortress. The noise of guns will inform about the departure of 150 yachts!

  • Oct 29, 2020

    Rolex Middle Sea Race - the end of the race.

    At 10:30, the Rolex Middle Sea Race Award Ceremony will take place. The ancient halls of the 16th century building, where the event will be held from 15:00 to 20:00, emphasize the solemnity of the end of the 600-miles long competition!



The race begins in the medieval Malta and goes past Italy's largest island ─ Sicily. Through the Strait of Messina you will reach the islands of Stromboli, Pantelleria and Lampedusa, after which the regatta will finish in Malta. *Regatta dates are approximate. The exact dates will be published later.


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