Courtesy of Rolex World of Yachting
The Rolex Spirit of Yachting film series features 25-minute documentaries of the leading regattas and racing events on the international sailing agenda. This episode zooms in on the 38th Rolex Middle Sea Race, organized by the Royal Malta Yacht Club. Of the 104 starters only 35 crossed the finish line off Valletta, Malta having successfully conquered the 606-nautical mile race’s challenging and diverse weather conditions. The Russian-crewed Bogatyr, a JPK 10.80 – one of the smallest boats in the fleet – took the overall win, while George David’s Rambler 88 was first to finish on the water for the third year running. Two notable performances duly rewarded at the final prizegiving with Rolex timepieces and a place in the history books.