Rolex Middle Sea Race 2010 - The Race is On............Already!

'Seawolf of Southampton' before the start Pic: Bunty

'Seawolf of Southampton' just after the start sailing out to the breakwater Pic: Bunty

'Seawolf of Southampton' starting to leave the Grand Harbour Pic: Bunty

'Seawolf of Southampton' on it's final leg through the Comino/Gozo Channel Pic: Bunty

The 2010 Rolex Middle Sea Race may be around 8 months away still, but for competing teams race preparations and campaigns are already on.
One such campaign is coming from 3 Pronavia38 yacht crews :

Sailing for the 3rd time in a row is 'Seawolf of Southampton' of Atlantic Yacht Charters. They finished a very credible 13th overall out of 69 starters in 2009.

Tom Frame from Charterhaus Yacht Charter is based in the Solent, UK and will be entering his yacht 'Bongani'.

Together with the above two yachts will be a 3rd Pronavia38, 'Tangaroa' skippered by Geoff Poore.

Not only will they be battling it out for front line overall placing, but they will also be competing between themselves to see which of them will be the first team to cross the line.

The RMSR course is run along a spectacular 606 mile course starting from the stunning Grand Harbour in Malta up to Sicily and thru the notorious Messina Straits, around the erupting beauty of Stromboli. From there the course takes you toward the Western part of Sicily then south toward Pantalleria, around Lampedusa then the last leg back to the Grand Harbour via the channel between Malta and Comino/Gozo.

The above sailing teams still have some places left for anyone who is interested in competing in this prestigious race. By competing in this race one can boast they have raced against some of the top and most well known sailors in the world. Past competitors have been Torben Grael, Neville Crichton amongst many others and well known boats such as Alfa Romeo, Loki, Alegre, Rosebud, Luna Rossa..................the list goes on! The RMSR is now considered to be in the ranks of the Fastnet Race, Sydney-Hobart and such like races.