On Saturday 21st October is the start of the Rolex Middle Sea Race. The start line is in Marsamxett harbour between the Yacht Club on Manoel Island and a marker on the bastions on the Valletta side of Marsamxett. To get a prime position on the start line go to the Valletta side where there will hardly be anybody down by the sea - everyone tends to crowd the Yacht Club end. The start is unique in the world and well worth watching. The boats are world class calibre with the great big Maxis such as Alfa Romeo and Maximus, ABN Amro (of the Volvo Ocean Race) and many more. If you are interested in more details log onto the website www.rolexmiddlesearace.com
You can follow the progress of each and every boat throughout the course of the race.