Giraglia Rolex Cup

 

13 June 2019

   
  Today’s start to the Rolex Giraglia offshore race was one of the most spectacular in recent memory. Clear blue skies and a favourable breeze provided the 243-strong international fleet with ideal sailing conditions as they embarked on the 241-nautical mile race which this year will finish in Monte-Carlo, hosted by the Yacht Club de Monaco (YCM).

The quest for line honours promises to provide great drama and suspense. Sir Lindsay Owen-Jones’s Wallycento Magic Carpet Cubed, first home in 2016, and George David’s 88-ft maxi Rambler, taking part at the event for the first time, as well as Sir Peter Ogden’s Jethou and Alex Schärer's Caol Ila R feature among the favourites. The current race record stands at the 14 hours, 56 minutes and 16 seconds set by Esimit Europa 2 in 2012.

The 2019 Rolex Giraglia is the 67th edition of the race. It has run each and every year since 1953. Rolex has partnered the event, organised by the Yacht Club Italiano and the Société Nautique de Saint-Tropez, since 1998.


 

   
 

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