The 2016 Rolex Middle Sea Race came to a close this afternoon when a Prize Giving ceremony was held at the Mediterranean Conference Centre in the presence of crews, Royal Malta Yacht Club guests, the Minister for Tourism Dr. Edward Zammit Lewis, the Parliamentary Secretary for Research Innovation Youth and Sport Mr. Chris Agius as well as other dignitaries and guests.
Welcoming those present the, Royal Malta Yacht Club Commodore Godwin Zammit remarked that: “The race has kept its universal appeal with an extremely varied fleet from 25 countries. The same high level of entries that the Race enjoys with other renowned offshore races was once again maintained this year”.
The 37th Edition of the Rolex Middle Sea Race started from Grand Harbour on Saturday 22nd October. The start, with 107 boats in the fleet, appeared as spectacular as ever from the bastions of Fort St. Angelo.
Commodore Zammit, went on to thank the authorities namely Transport Malta, the Malta Tourism Authority, the Armed Forces of Malta and Yachting Malta for their support and in particular Rolex for their ongoing support towards this event, which has enabled the Middle Sea Race to grow in stature and importance over the years.
In summing up Commodore Zammit thanked the crews for their commitment and enthusiasm for this year’s race, and looked forward to welcoming them all to the 38th Rolex Middle Sea Race which starts on the 21 October 2017.
Full results and information on the 2016 Rolex Middle Sea Race can be obtained by visiting the official website – www.rolexmiddlesearace.com