get ‘er done
A near record entry of yachts, from all over the world, is expected on the start line of the Rolex Middle Sea Race. Some of the competing yachts from overseas have already arrived and are safely sheltered in Ta’Xbiex Marina and many more will be arriving over the next few weeks.
Grande Soleil 43, Trustmarque Quokka left England on the 21st September to sail to Malta. Philippe Falle’s Deep Blue Racing Team will be on board taking part in the Rolex Middle Sea Race for the first time. However it has been an eventful trip for the yacht. Skippered by its owner Peter Rutter, Quokka broke its rudder in rough conditions in the Bay of Biscay, 200 miles offshore. After putting together a rudder and tiller made from internal doors, pipe cots and the vang – click on the pic. Quokka sailed un-assisted into La Trinite, nearly five days later. The yacht now has a conventional replacement and the team are determined to make up the lost time to arrive in Malta in time for the race.