The start to the 600-mile Middlesea Race will be given in La Valetta MLT today at 10 a.m. UTC, a race leading around Sicily and the Italian Meditierranean islands Stromboli, Lampedusa and Pancellaria. —– Among the 110 teams, the 80-foot Rambler of George David USA, 8 time winner and record holder, is the most cited favorite. —– The preview. —– The race will probably be started in light winds, but the variable weather systems might bring fresher winds during the race. —– The weather forecast.