The 42nd edition of one of the Mediterranean’s most celebrated offshore races commences on Saturday 23 October. The Rolex Middle Sea Race is renowned for its wonderful scenery, challenging racecourse, first-class organization and diverse international fleet. A spectacular fleet of around 120 yachts from over 20 countries, including some of the world’s fastest and most powerful monohulls and multihulls, is expected on the start line in Valletta, Malta for the 606-nautical mile (975 km) contest which comprises a challenging circumnavigation of Sicily. Rolex has been proud partner of the race, and its organizers the Royal Malta Yacht Club since 2002. The race mirrors Rolex’s own Perpetual spirit: humbly adapting to the elements, constantly seeking to improve and summoning one’s deepest resources. Discover more https://on.rolex.com/3jgBNov
Rolex has always associated with activities driven by passion, excellence, precision and team spirit. The Swiss watchmaker naturally gravitated towards the elite world of yachting six decades ago and the brand’s enduring partnership now encompasses the most prestigious clubs, races and regattas, as well as towering figures in the sport, including ground-breaking round-the-world yachtsman Sir Francis Chichester and the most successful Olympic sailor of all time, Sir Ben Ainslie. Today, Rolex is Title Sponsor of 15 major international events – from leading offshore races such as the annual Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race and the biennial Rolex Fastnet Race, to grand prix competition at the Rolex TP52 World Championship and spectacular gatherings at the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup and the Rolex Swan Cup. It also supports the exciting SailGP global championship in which national teams race identical supercharged F50 catamarans on some of the world’s most famous harbours. Rolex’s partnerships with the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, Royal Ocean Racing Club, Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, Yacht Club Italiano, New York Yacht Club and Royal Yacht Squadron, among others, are the foundation of its enduring relationship with this dynamic sport.
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