Giraglia Rolex Cup
The Rolex Giraglia Cup is truly a classic event. As legend has it, the race was created on an evening in December 1952 when Beppe Croce, President of Yacht Club Italiano, René Levainville, President of Yacht Club de France, and Franco Gavagnin were enjoying a long dinner in a Parisian bistro. They envisioned the race from Saint-Tropez to Genoa as a challenge between yachts that could also be seen as a challenge between Italy and France that would favour relations after the Second World War.
For the first edition of the Giraglia Cup in 1953, there were twenty-two boats at the start. The number of participants grew steadily and in 1997 the event changed its name with the arrival of an important sponsor to become the Rolex Giraglia Cup. In 1998 Yacht Club de France began organising three days of races in the Gulf of Saint-Tropez before passing this part of the event on to the Société Nautique de Saint-Tropez in 2002.
Today, the Rolex Giraglia Cup has exceeded its founder’s expectations to become a must-do event that attracts hundreds of crews, both amateur and professional, and all kinds of yachts from all around the world. Serious competition on the water is followed by serious fun in the evening, thanks to the event’s title sponsor. It’s a sporting event that is truly a blend of passion, competition, fair play, glamour and “joie de vivre”.
Giraglia Rolex Cup Course 2020
Rolex Giraglia Cup 2019: Schedule of events
4 – 13 June 2020
Daily races and numerous social events including live music, crew parties and fireworks. Culminating in the prize-giving ceremony on Saturday 13 June
The Giraglia Rolex Cup has become one of the biggest cruiser/race competitions in the Mediterranean with over 200 boats from 10 different nations. A rendezvous for prestigious sailing with a fleet of increasingly ultra-competitive boats from around the world.
We will be competing in the San Remo-St.Tropez inshore race and the 3 days of inshore racing in the bay of Saint-Tropez. The final race is a great 241 nautical mile offshore race finishing in Genova.
Giraglia Rolex Cup offer TP52 Anafesto
- participation in training sessions
- regatta entry fees
- onboard food & bottled water
- two technical shirts
- fuel/mooring fees
- racing skipper/pro crew support
- fully equipped support car
Price 3.250 Euro p.p.
Giraglia Rolex Cup:Best of 2019
The 2019 Rolex Giraglia from 7–15 June provided another week of spectacular racing on the Mediterranean. After several days of inshore competition, an international fleet of more than 200 set off from Saint-Tropez on the 241-nautical mile (450 km) offshore race that is the highlight of this annual regatta. For only the second time in its history, the race finished at the Yacht Club de Monaco, having passed the famous Giraglia Rock off Corsica from which the event takes its name. Rolex has supported the Rolex Giraglia since 1998 as part of an enduring commitment to yachting that dates back more than 60 years.