RORC Malta Middle Sea Race 2017

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Regular offshore and RORC racers will know there are five renowned 600-mile offshore races around the world, (RORC Caribbean 600, RORC Fastnet Race, Sydney Hobart Race, RORC Round Ireland Race and the Malta Middle Sea Race). 

The Malta Middle Sea Race takes place every October while the Mediterranean sea temperatures are still warm and the shoreside facilities are still open! The course is essentially 600 miles from Malta, round Sicily and back, rounding a few other smaller islands on the way. It is one of the most varied and scenic race courses in our calendar.

Course Duration:

8-9 days

Pre Requisites:

In reality many crew will come to the Malta Middle Sea Race with considerably more experience than that outlined above. There are limited spaces on board and in order to ensure we can race competitively we reserve the right to limit places based on race experience.

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Course Conditions:

You are welcome to sleep on board the yacht during the training days or book a hotel locally. Obviously accommodation is on board the yacht for everyone during the Middle Sea Race.

Course Programme:

Welcome evening in Malta - 16 October - Fly in on the Monday, join us for a crew brief that evening, followed by dinner ashore (not included).

Training Day 1 - 17 October - Get to grips with the yacht, in particular sail trim, spinnaker work and sail changes.

Malta Coastal Race / Training Day 2 - 18 October - A 20 to 40 mile coastal race in the waters of Malta and Gozo and an ideal training opportunity for us before the main event. This day will culminate in a thorough team debrief.

Training Days 3 & 4 - 19 to 20 October - Put into practice everything we have discussed as a team following the Coastal Race.

Midddle Sea Race - 21 to 24 October - We budget four days for this 600 mile race, in reality it can take less (or more if there are light winds). Crew can leave any time after the race finish or remain in Malta for the prize giving party (28 October). Those that need to get home are likely to be flying home on the or 25th.

What's Included:

  • Full use of the yacht
  • Experienced racing skipper and mate
  • Lunches, snacks and drinks on board for the training days
  • All meals on board for the Middle Sea Race
  • Race entry fees and on board expenses (berthing, diesel, gas etc)
  • Loan of a life jacket
  • Team shirt
  • Team Jacket
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What's Not Included:

  • Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) - Required
  • Wet weather gear
  • Meals taken ashore
  • Your travel


If you would like to join us for the RORC Malta Middle Sea Race, the first step is to discuss your experience with our Principal. Please call us on 02380 231122 or email


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