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Notice Of Race Now Available For 2020 Rolex Middle Sea Race

19th June 2020
The start of 2018’s Rolex Middle Sea Race in Valletta, Malta The start of 2018’s Rolex Middle Sea Race in Valletta, Malta

The Notice of Race for the 41st Rolex Middle Sea Race is now available online, the Royal Malta Yacht Club (RMYC) has announced.

The club says its intention to run the 2020 race remains subject to changes in circumstances both locally and internationally regarding coronavirus.

Currently the plan is to review the state of play in August, and the RMYC has reserved the right to amend the Notice of Race up until Monday 31 August.

In the meantime, the RMYC has hailed “a steady stream of yachts indicating their interest in participating” with 29 entries received as of this Wednesday (17 June), from the Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Malta, Monaco, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Spain and the USA.

Among these are entrants regularly seen in the 606nm race, such as Beppe Bisotto’s Fast 42 Atame, Leonardo Petti’s J-109 Chestress and Laurent Camprubi’s JPK10.30 Jeanne.

It’s also hoped that Peter Harburg’s 100ft Reichel/Pugh Maxi, Black Jack, will make an appearance after success campaigning in Australia inn recent years, as well as Jim Cooney and Samantha Grant’s Comanche, which took line honours in the most recent Sydney Hobart.

The 41st edition of the Rolex Middle Sea Race is scheduled to start on Saturday 17 October. Last year’s edition had no Irish entries, but a number of Irish sailors featured as crew across the fleet and it’s expected this year will have similar representation.

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