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The 50th Rolex Middle Sea Race

For half a century the stunning Mediterranean island of Malta has provided the backdrop for this iconic regatta, playing host to some the biggest names in sailing. As more than one hundred and forty boats prepare to take part in this landmark edition, Shirley Robertson explores the history surrounding both the race itself and it’s idyllic location.

In the fifty years since its inauguration, this race has only ever been won by a monohull. But hoping to change that fact, this year sees two of the world’s fastest offshore racing multi-hulls going head to head. Shirley talks tactics with the crews of both Power Play and Maserati and of course their biggest rivals, favourite Rambler, before following their progress in the race that covers more than six hundred miles of challenging waters.
Release date2018-11-15
Duration30 Minutes
GenreCNN Sport
Episode No. out of Series Total174
Production CountryUnited States
Production Year2019
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