Rolex Middle Sea Race, starting 17th October 2015 from Valletta, Malta.
Organised by the Royal Malta Yacht Club, on a 600 mile course anti-clockwise around Sicily, taking in the active volcano Stromboli in the north and the islands of Pantelleria and Lampedusa in the south, before returning to Valletta.
Volcano Race, starting 16th May 2016 from Gaeta, Italy
Organised by the International Maxi Association in conjunction with the Yacht Club Gaeta E.V.S, the 400 mile Volcano Race heads south, past Capri and across the Tyrrhenian Sea looping the Aeolian Islands, the volcanic archipelago lying off the northeast coast of Scilly, before returning to Gaeta.
Giraglia Rolex Cup, starting 15th June 2016 from St Tropez, France
Organised by the Yacht Club Italiano, this 243 mile race starts in St Tropez and heads for Genoa, Italy, via the Giraglia Rock off the north coast of Corsica.
Palermo-Montecarlo, starting 21st August 2016 from Palermo, Italy
Organised by the Circolo della Vela Sicilia and the Yacht Club de Monaco, this 430 mile race runs from Palermo on the northwest coast of Sicily north past Sardinia and Corsica to the finish in Montecarlo.
- Key West Race Week, 18-22 January
- RORC Caribbean 600, Antigua, 22 February
- Maxi Yacht Caribbean Cup, Virgin Gorda, 5-9 April
- Voiles de Saint Barths, 12 - 17 April
- 162nd New York YC Annual Regatta, 10-14 June
- 50th Newport Bermuda Race, 17 June start
- Copa del Rey, 1- 6 August
- Rolex Maxi 72 Worlds, 5-10 September