33rd Rolex Middle Sea Race

By Matthew Farrugia | October, 23, 2012 | 1 comments

On the 20th October 10:50 local time, the Saluting Battery, high up in the Maltese capital of Valetta, signalled the start of the 33rd Rolex Middle Sea Race. Thousands of spectators crowded the medieval bastions to watch the start of the race. A record entry of 83 yachts from 19 different countries started the 606-mile race. Bright sunshine and a brisk south easterly breeze of 12 knots carried the yachts out of Grand Harbour without any major incidents. For some it will be five days and nights before they complete the course and return to Malta. The waves were reaching 3 to 5 metres but I was there in the water metres away from the magnificent yachts documenting their way out from the harbor. A Sea&Sea housing with a large dome was used to capture the over under effect.

33rd Rolex Middle Sea Race (DSE7615)

 

33rd Rolex Middle Sea Race (DSE7154)

 

33rd Rolex Middle Sea Race (DSE7877)

 

33rd Rolex Middle Sea Race (DSE7871)

 

33rd Rolex Middle Sea Race (DSE7863)

 

33rd Rolex Middle Sea Race (DSE7461)

 

33rd Rolex Middle Sea Race (DSE7763)

 

33rd Rolex Middle Sea Race (DSE7778)

 

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One response to “33rd Rolex Middle Sea Race”

  1. What a wonderful collection! Well done!

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