Racing calendar 2012
Baltic 72 Grand Prix will participate in prestigious races around the Mediterranean
This innovative 72 footer will compete with the fastest mini maxis ever built and this is the preliminare calender for 2012.
She will carry a crew of 18-20 persons and the majority of the crew has a background within America’s Cup.
Copa del Rey - Palma de Mallorca
16th – 21st of July
Copa del Rey is one of the most important regattas in the Mediterranean and worldwide, is an event which cannot go by unnoticed. The event has been held continuously for 30 years, since August 1982. Last year the regatta gathered 120 boats, just ten fewer than the race`s own record set at 130 boats and a total of 1.200 sailors from 16 countries for a week of sailing.
The history of the Copa Del Rey Audi Mapfre is the chronicle of competition sailing of the highest level in Spain and the Mediterranean. Thirty editions support a sports event which has tried, from its very beginning, to improve day by day, growing into one of the most prestigious European regattas.
Mini Maxi World Championship - Porto Cervo
2nd – 8th of September
Maxi yachts have flocked to Porto Cervo each September since 1980 when the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda established the first championship for the largest sailing vessels in existence. Since then yacht racing, maxi craft and the technology used to harness the power of the wind has continued to expand and develop on all fronts and today’s international fleet of maxis is nothing short of breathtaking. The event regularly attracts upwards of 45 yachts and represents a who’s-who of international yachting. Competing divisions range from the 18 to 24-metre Mini Maxi class, which competes for its World Championship during the event, to the Supermaxi division which hosts yachts of 30.5 metres and above.
Middle Sea Race - Malta
20th – 30th of October
The Rolex Middle Sea Race is a highly rated offshore classic in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea attracting 25 -30 yachts. In recent years, the number of entries has rissen sharply to 78 boats thanks to a new Organising Committee who managed to bring Rolex on board as title sponsor for the Middle Sea Race. The Royal Malta Yacht Club and the Royal Ocean Racing Club co-founded the race in 1968 and 2012 will be the 33rd edition, since there was a break between 1984 and 1995.
The race is a true challenge to skippers and crews who have to be at their very best to cope with the often changeable and demanding conditions. Equally, the race is blessed with unsurpassed scenery with its course, taking competitors close to a number of islands, which form marks of the course. It is often described as “the most beautiful race course in the world”. The race starts in Malta, runs around Sicily, including an active volcano – Stromboli and today it is organised jointly by the Royal Malta Yacht Club and RORC.