21 Nov Spirit of Yachting: The Rolex Middle Sea Race
Dangerous sea-race around Sicily
This is the yacht race of yacht races. Teams will be racing each other over 600 miles anti-clockwise around Sicily, starting and ending in the picturesque and historical Valletta on the island of Malta. Besides the challenge of the sheer length of the race the fact that it takes place at the near-end of the Mediterranean sailing season meaning the weather will be wildly turbulent and unpredictable. This is a harsh test of seamanship that will push the sailors to the edge and others to capsize.
Saturday at 12:30 on BBC World News (ch 256 on the 23rd of November)
Other Times: Sunday at 19:30 (24th of November)