Start of Rolex Middle Sea Race 2009

It was perfect weather for the start of the 2009 Rolex Middle Sea Race this morning. The first boats went off just over a couple of hours ago against the classic backdrop of Fort St. Angelo on one side and the Upper Barraka Gardens of Valletta on the other.

It was a bit difficult finding the perfect spot for taking photos cos I couldn't be in two places at the same time. Just before the start I got a few shots from water level by the old Customs House, then quickly trotted up and found the perfect ledge below the Great Siege Bell - infact the main media cameras were there too - perfect view of the yachts coming out infront of Bigi and out through the breakwater.
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