- Rolex World of Yachting
A Portrait of the Rolex Middle Sea Race by Paul Cayard
In this film, legendary and Olympic sailor Paul Cayard describes the allure of one of the Mediterraneans most important offshore races. The spectacular footage captures the highlights of his impressive sailing career and the majesty of Maltas historic regatta. The sound of the Saluting Battery cannons sets the fleet off from Vallettas Grand Harbour to the Strait of Messina, leaving Sicily to port and passing the active volcano of Stromboli followed by the Aeolian and Egadi islands, before eventually returning through the South Comino Channel and the final stretch to the finish, off the Royal Malta Yacht Club. The 606-nautical-mile adventure is a favourite for professional and Corinthian sailors alike, who revel in the sheer beauty of the course and the opportunity to take home the sports greatest prize, a Rolex Oyster Perpetual timepiece.