Rolex Middle Sea Race
Course: Starting from Valletta (Malta), the course is sailed anti-clockwise around Sicily, passing North of Stromboli, West of Favignana and Pantelleria and South of Lampedusa, before heading back to the finish line in Valletta. The course is around 606 nautical miles long.
The current record was set by George David who, in 2007, finished the race aboard Rambler in 47 hours, 55 minutes and 3 seconds.
The Rolex Middle Sea Race, organised by the Royal Malta Yacht Club, was run for the first time in 1968. Giovanni Soldini participated many times in this race, including in 2018 aboard Maserati Multi 70, when he conquered Line Honours with an elapsed time of 2 days, 11 hours, 54 minutes and 58 seconds.