TRIESTE – VALLETTA RECORD ATTEMPT
[12 October - after Barcolana]
A challenge that is not only joining two cities, Trieste and Valletta, two yacht clubs, the Società Velica di Barcola e Grignano and Royal Malta Yacht Club, but also the two renowned regattas, Barcolana and Rolex Middle Sea Race. Esimit Europa 2 in 2012 established the benchmark for the approximately 700 nautical miles long passage between Trieste (Italy) and Valletta (Malta) – open to all classes and recognized by the World Sailing Speed Record Council. Time to beat is 68 hours, 42 minutes and 24 seconds. For future monohulls breaking this passage record in the period between Barcolana and Rolex Middle Sea Race a new trophy has been introduced to the world of competitive sailing, the Medot Sailing Trophy. By establishing this challenge more yacht should be inspired to take part in connecting the two races in the Mediterranean.