At 07.20.16 CET Andres Soriano's Mills 68 Alegre crossed the Marsamxett Harbour finish line of the 2008 Rolex Middle Sea Race, to take line honours in the 29th edition of the 607 nautical-mile race.
Alegre completed the course in just over 3 days 19 hours, about 44 hours outside the course record.
At a dockside ceremony in Grand Harbour Marina, Andres Soriano was presented with a Rolex Chronometer and the RLR Trophy for being first monohull yacht across the finish line.
Second boat home will be Jim Swartz's STP65 Moneypenny, which has remained within five miles of Alegre for the last 250 miles of the course.
The countdown clock is now running for the overall corrected-time victory.
For more information about the Rolex Middle Sea Race 2008 including the entry list, position reports and results please visit www.rolexmiddlesearace.com