20 June 2016

Giraglia Rolex Cup 2016, Offshore Race Wrap Up, Sailing Video

Giraglia Rolex Cup 2016 – Offshore Race Wrap Up:

The 2016 Giraglia Rolex Cup offshore race organized by the Yacht Club Italiano and the Société de Saint-Tropez, set off from Saint-Tropez on 15 June. 268 yachts participated in 64th edition. The race was characterized by a range of weather conditions that eventually favoured the slower yachts. While the 100 foot Magic Carpet Cubed secured line honours, it was the 36 foot French yacht Tip owned by Gilles Pages that prevailed in the battle for overall victory on corrected time. Published June 19, 2016

Lindsay Owen-Jones 100-ft Maxi Magic Carpet Cubed (GBR) claimed line honours at the 2016 Giraglia Rolex Cup. Crossing the finish line in Genoa at 15:02:56 CEST Thursday, Magic Carpet Cubed completed the offshore race from Saint-Tropez, France in 26 hours, 48 minutes and 56 seconds.

The 2016 Giraglia Rolex Cup will be archived as one of the most challenging. Starting light with a tactically demanding middle, it ended with a flourish; at times an alarming one. For many yachts the final leg from the Giraglia to Genoa will last long in the memory, as a bruising south-westerly wind built rapidly to 30 plus knots and whipped up the seas. Lasting from late on Thursday night to Friday morning, this wind added serious gasoline to the efforts of the slower yachts to overhaul the fastest in the race for the corrected time, and overall, win. When Gilles Pages and the French crew of Tip crossed the finish in the early hours of Friday morning they moved to the top of the podium. On Saturday morning Tip was confirmed as the worthy winner of the 64th Giraglia Rolex Cup.


Giraglia Rolex Cup Offshore Race (Saint-Tropez - Giraglia - Genoa)
IRC Overall
1. Tip (FRA), Gilles Pages (winner Rolex Challenge Trophy & Rolex Submariner)
2. Give Me Five 5 (FRA), Adrien Follin
3. Epsilon (FRA), Jean Rameil

ORC Class:
1.Scricca (ITA), Leonardo Servi (winner Trofeo Challenge Nucci Novi)

Line honours: Magic Carpet Cubed (GBR) (26 hours, 48 minutes and 56 seconds) (winner Rolex Trophy, Réné Levainville Trophy & Rolex Yacht-Master)
Current course record: Esimit Europa 2 (SLO): 14 hours, 56 minutes and 16 seconds in 2012
Giraglia Rolex Cup Inshore Series (Saint-Tropez):
IRC 0 Wallyno Benoit de Froidmont
IRC A Team Vision Future Jean Jacques Chaubard
IRC B Easy Jean Marie Vidal
ORC 0 Southern Star Luigi Cimolai
ORC A Samantaga Philippe Moortgat

ORC B Aria di Burrasca Franco Salmoiraghi

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