The 635-mile biennial Newport Bermuda Race is the oldest regularly scheduled ocean race, one of very few international distance races, one of just two of the world’s regularly scheduled races held almost entirely out of sight of land.
The Rolex Fastnet Race is the most popular 600 mile offshore race in the world and alongside the Sydney Hobart and the Middle Sea Race is one of the most prestigious and challenging races available for offshore sailors.
Starting and finishing in Valetta, Malta the course takes you through the straights of Messina, past the islands of Pantelleria and Lampedusa, and even features Stromboli’s active volcano as a course mark.
After the devastating hurricanes of 2017, the Caribbean regattas continued without any disruption. With the near completion of a very successful season, it’s time to start thinking about next year’s events. I know, it’s early,…