Wed, 10 August 2016

Maltas Historic Port of Valletta to Host Rolex Middle Sea Race 22-29 October 2016

Malta is preparing to host the 37th edition of the Rolex Middle Sea Race, a hugely popular annual yachting event which will take place this year from Sunday, 22 October until Saturday, 29 October.

This is one of the most widely anticipated competitions for both sailing crews and yachting fans, which in 2015 attracted over 120 boats, representing more than 24 countries.

The Grand Harbor of Valletta, Maltas capital, provides the spectacular setting for this classic race.

Entries being received for the 608-nautical mile race represent a good mix of familiar names and new ones signing up for the first time. What is unique for a race of this length is that it starts and finishes in the same place, Vallettas historic Grand Harbor.

Valletta, built by the proud Knights of St. John, is one of the UNESCO sights and the European Capital of Culture for 2018. It was in fact one of the earliest sites that got listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its old world splendor and magnificent Baroque architectures. Vallettas Grand Harbor is probably the island's greatest geographic asset, and a cardinal determinant of Malta's history.

See also: Woman Sails from California to Terengganu, Malaysia - HD Video Interview and Asia Pacific Superyachts to Attend Monaco Yacht Show 2016.

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