There is a World Sailing Show that is held regularly and it is a monthly view for sailing enthusiasts, especially when it comes to knowing about the competitive sailing events across the world. In November the highlighted event was the Rolex Middle Sea race that covered about six hundred miles around the region of Sicily.
This race helped the fleet to experience the landscape like never before. They were able to witness backdrops to the waters that were stunning along with active volcanoes, headlands as well as water passages that were challenging for the boats. There was also a chance to win a holiday chartering in Croatia.
It is not that the race was not challenging for the racers as the water and the port area had varied landscapes for the sailors to man oeuvre over. However, this race is considered to be a beautiful race in the offshore category and many even described it to be highly addictive. There are several reasons why this race is so described. One of the reasons is that, the Rolex World Sailors of the year are commemorated through this race.
The voting and final award ceremony are held in Barcelona, which is a glittering event. It also includes representatives of the World Sailing Show. This year one of the decorated sailors was Sir Russell Coutts. There were several accolades that this sailor had received and the nomination was definitely a worthy one. For instance, he has an Olympic gold to his credit and having won America’s Cup several times, three times as the skipper of the team.
Besides the Rolex race, the other race that is in highlight this year is the Vendee Globe race. It is a solo expedition of 29 boats who will attempt to cover most of the Cape regions around the world and sail across the three oceans, Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Ocean.