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Rolex Middle Sea Race - 112 boats, 25 nations start Saturday

112 boats, twenty five nations and six starts - the 2016 Rolex Middle Sea Race, organised by the Royal Malta YC, will start on Saturday 22 October in the spectacular Grand Harbour, Valletta, Malta.

This is the 37th edition of the race dating back to 1968.

The 608-mile yacht race takes place in the heart of the Mediterranean and covers one of the most beautiful courses in the world.

Starting and finishing in Malta, the route includes the deep azure waters around Sicily including the Aeolian and Egadi Islands, as well as Pantelleria and Lampedusa.

One of the most stunning vistas is Stromboli, the active volcano which is a course mark.

List of 2016 entrants here

2014 Rolex Middle Sea Race Best Surf Moments

You can follow the race on the Race Tracker here

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