Some 30 yachts from 14 countries have already registered, well ahead of the usual pace.
The record fleet stands at 122, set in 2014, and RMYC has ambitions to topple this number.
“This is an important year for Rolex Middle Sea Race and RMYC”, highlighted, Godwin Zammit, commodore, RMYC. “Both club and race, have grown enormously in stature since 1968. We are now regularly attracting over 100 boats from all corners of the world.”
The first race in 1968 saw a fleet of eight yachts cross the start line.
Currently, entries include Nikata, the JVNB 115, which at 35 m will be the biggest boat ever to start the race.
Meanwhile, Josian and Swedish entrant, the J/111 Blur, at a mere 11 m provide a striking contrast.