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Rolex Middle Sea Race prize giving ceremony By KPMS, 2:26 AM Sun 30 Oct 2011
Rolex Middle Sea Race competitors gathered in the Malta’s capital city of Valletta at midday today (Saturday) for the official prize giving. In keeping with this island’s rich and fascinating history, the prize giving was held in the Mediterranean Conference Centre, located in the 'Sacra Infermeria', a former hospital dating from late 1500s. ...[more]


Rolex Middle Sea Race overall By KPMS, , 3:50 AM Sat 29 Oct 2011
Rolex Middle Sea Race - The pontoons at the Royal Malta YC were full yesterday with crews from the fleet busily reloading gear and fresh supplies onboard and heading off for deliveries back to home ports throughout Europe. Malta’s location at the crossroads of the Mediterranean enables the race to draw from a diverse fleet which this year comprised 70 boats from 16 countries ...[more]


Rolex Middle Sea Race – Artie first Maltese boat home By KPMS, , 4:59 AM Thu 27 Oct 2011
Rolex Middle Sea Race – After racing over 600 miles, the J/122 Artie crossed the finish line at 15.22 CEST, eight minutes in front of Jaru Team EC, a J/133, and, in doing so, was the first Maltese boat home. That finish also put the local entry, co-skippered by Lee Satariano and Christian Ripard, ahead of Rán (GBR) as overall handicap leader. ...[more]


Rolex Middle Sea Race - A struggle to the finish By KPMS, , 10:10 PM Wed 26 Oct 2011
Rolex Middle Sea Race - Over the night and into this morning, a dozen boats crossed the finish line in Marsamxett Harbour after struggling on the ten-mile leg from Comino to the finish. The breeze had been solid on the leg from Lampedusa, and then drops off dramatically as yachts reach the Maltese archipelago, making for a tactically challenging last ten miles ...[more]


Rolex Middle Sea Race - Esimit Europa 2 fastest By Gorazd Mauri, 6:28 AM Wed 26 Oct 2011
The Rolex Middle Sea Race has now ended in Valletta, Malta for Esimit Europa 2 after the yacht crossed the finish line in first place. The Rolex Middle Sea Race also marked the last challenge of the season for Esimit Europa 2 and her crew. ...[more]


Rolex Middle Sea Race challenging for Rán By KPMS, 4:29 AM Wed 26 Oct 2011
Rolex Middle Sea Race - Crossing the finish line at 1110 CEST this morning, Niklas Zennstrom’s J/V 72 Rán (GBR) was the second boat to complete the 606-mile race. With Esimit Europa 2 taking line honours, Rán is dockside in Valetta having beaten Esimit Europa 2 on corrected time. ...[more]


Rolex Middle Sea Race - First boats cross the finish line By KPMS, , 10:25 PM Tue 25 Oct 2011
Rolex Middle Sea Race - Early this morning, at 0054 CEST, the maxi Esimit Europa 2, crossed the finish line in Marsamxett Harbour, Valetta, Malta, to take the line honours win. The Slovenian maxi completed the course in an elapsed time of 61 hours, 24 minutes and 35 seconds. In 2010, Esimit Europa2 was also the line honours winner, with an elapsed time of 54 hours, 52 minutes, 32 seconds. ...[more]


Rolex Middle Sea Race - Esimit Europa 2 takes line honours By KPMS, 3:14 PM Tue 25 Oct 2011
The 2011 Rolex Middle Sea Race line honours were claimed by Igor Simcic’s Esimit Europa 2 in 61 hours, 24 minutes and 35 seconds. As Esimit Europa 2 crossed the line in Malta, the nearest yacht, Rán (GBR), was approximately 90 nautical miles behind, and was expected at the finish in Malta Tuesday afternoon. ...[more]


Rolex Middle Sea Race Fleet closely packed By KPMS, , 9:18 PM Mon 24 Oct 2011
Rolex Middle Sea Race - Forty-eight hours into the race and the fleet has encountered all of the challenges and conditions that tacticians and navigators had anticipated well before the race start. The 606-nautical mile course around Sicily is notorious for its changeable conditions, and local anomalies in wind, current, and weather. ...[more]


Rolex Middle Sea Race fleet face ultimate drawbridge By KPMS, 5:43 AM Mon 24 Oct 2011
The Rolex Middle Sea Race’s 70 strong fleet set out on Saturday, 22 October and are now headed towards the Sunday evening sunset. A handful of boats in the fleet have found themselves facing the ultimate drawbridge, the Strait of Messina. ...[more]


Rolex Middle Sea Race Fleet head towards notorious Messina Strait By KPMS, , 9:34 PM Sun 23 Oct 2011
Rolex Middle Sea Race - Overnight, the fleet parked up off the coast of Sicily near Catania – in the shadows of Mount Etna. So far, Esimit Europa 2 (SLO) and Rán (GBR) were the lone boats to have slipped through the Messina Strait, Esimit around 0330 Sunday morning, followed by Rán at 0830. Esimit, which rounded Stromboli four hours later, has since slowed down, and leads Rán by about 50 miles. ...[more]


Rolex Middle Sea Race speeds increase By KPMS, 5:11 AM Sun 23 Oct 2011
The Rolex Middle Sea Race is now under way. The fleet is making better than expected progress. The fleet is closing in on the Strait of Messina with race leader Esimit Europa 2 (SLO) approximately 65 nautical miles from Messina. ...[more]


Rolex Middle Sea Race - Challenging conditions By KPMS, , 1:47 AM Sun 23 Oct 2011
Rolex Middle Sea Race - A low-pressure system moved over the island of Malta last night, bringing southerly breeze and thick cloud cover. The 70-boat fleet filled Valletta’s Grand Harbour today with spectators crowding the Upper and Lower Barrakka Gardens, which offer unsurpassed views of the starting area. The Royal Malta Yacht Club race committee was set up at Saluting Battery ...[more]


Rolex Middle Sea Race - Fleet all set in Malta By KPMS, 5:44 AM Sat 22 Oct 2011
The Rolex Middle Sea Race will get underway with its 32nd edition tomorrow. The sixty-nine boat fleet are tied up in Marsamxett Harbour in Malta all set to race. The race continues to draw a truly international cast of boats and crews with entries from 16 countries. Still the highest concentration is Italy with 26 entries, followed by Malta and the United Kingdom, with nine each. ...[more]


Rolex Middle Sea Race preview - Warm up coastal race By KPMS, 4:19 AM Thu 20 Oct 2011
Rolex Middle Sea Race (RMSR)- Today was a warm up of sorts, as 16 boats from the RMSR fleet, in two IRC classes, competed in a coastal race, a chance for visiting crews to experience some of the prevailing conditions, for the locals to fine-tune their boats and get a last chance for crew practice – prior to the offshore race start on Saturday. ...[more]


Rolex Middle Sea Race - Incredible number of entries By Rolex Middle Sea Race, 4:31 AM Thu 13 Oct 2011
Rolex Middle Sea Race - A record has been broken even before racing commences. Days before final registration for this year’s event, entries have risen to a record breaking 80 and there are still a few days to go before the last entry can be accepted. New entries from Italy, Serbia, Slovenia and the UK have pushed the numbers up to 80, three more than the previous record of 77 in 2008. ...[more]


Rolex Middle Sea Race preview By KPMS, 1:41 AM Fri 2 Sep 2011
Rolex Middle Sea Race entry list is bulging with international competition. This is typical for the race that starts and finishes at the ‘Crossroads of Europe’: Malta. Once again this offshore classic, which rivals the Rolex Fastnet and Rolex Sydney Hobart for complexity and challenge, is displaying the essential ingredients to be another thriller. ...[more]


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