21 October 2013

A thousand to set sail from the Grand Harbour

Times of Malta 15/10/2013: (race took place 20/10/2013): Sailors from 24 different countries will set sail from the Grand Harbour this weekend to take part in the Rolex Middle Sea Race.

A dazzling array of yachts will navigate non-stop the 606-mile race, starting and finishing in Valletta. About one thousand sailors will be taking part in Malta’s biggest sporting event, starting on Saturday.
The 2013 RMSR will have the largest fleet ever to be assembled in the 45-year history of the race.

With less than a week to go before the start, 116 yachts from all over the world have come together in Malta. The international fleet includes world famous yachts and a record number of local boats will be racing against them.

The hot favourite for Line Honours is Igor Simcic’s 100-foot Maxi, Esimit Europa 2.
The European team, led by three-time Olympic Gold medallist Jochen Schumann, will be attempting to finish first for an unprecedented fourth consecutive occasion...read on.