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 2019
Rolex Giraglia Cup 2019: Schedule of events
6 – 15 June 2019
Daily races and numerous social events including live music, crew parties and fireworks. Culminating in the prize-giving ceremony on Saturday 15 June at Yacht Club de Monaco.
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 Monaco.
Sanremo – Saint Tropez: start on Friday, June 7
St. Tropez Races, June 9-11
Inshore Races: windward-leeward or triangle courses in the bay of Saint-Tropez and inshore courses with a maximum length of 35 miles.
Sunday 9th June 2018 Race
Monday 10th June 2018 Race
Tuesday 11th June 2018 Race
Tuesday 11th June 2018, Prize giving:
Program St.Tropez – Giraglia – Monaco race, Start on June 12
The offshore race from St Tropez is first heading to the Iles des Hyeres before crossing to the desolate rocky islet off northern Corsica (the Giraglia Regatta gets its name from). From there it is racing toward the finish line in Monaco.
- St.Tropez: Wednesday 12th June 2019, 12.00 pm Start
- Monaco: Saturday 15th June 2019 Prize-giving
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
Giraglia Rolex Cup 2018
There is no other offshore race like it. Watch the Battle of the giants, Rolex’s film of the famous Rolex Giraglia 2018. The journey features interviews with yacht owners and drone footage of this 241-nautical-mile adventure out of St Tropez. Organized by the Yacht Club Italiano with the support of the Société Nautique de Saint-Tropez, the Rolex Giraglia is a high point of the Mediterranean yachting season.
Regatta’s onboard TP52 Anafesto
We hope to see you soon on board
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