Video above published Jun 17, 2017: Patience, mental fortitude and an unrelenting desire to surmount the challenges posed by fickle weather conditions defined the racing at the 2017 Giraglia Rolex Cup. 209 yachts from over 20 countries took part in the 65th running of the famous 241-nm offshore race from Saint-Tropez, France to Genoa, Italy. After a fascinating duel with fellow Maxi 72 Caol Ila R, line honours was claimed by Dieter Schön’s German yacht Momo. Overall victory on handicap went to the Russian TP52 Freccia Rossa.
Giraglia Rolex Cup 2017 – Preview
Video above published May 16, 2017: The 65th edition of the Giraglia Rolex Cup takes place from 09 – 17 June 2017. Organized by the Yacht Club Italiano, with the support of the Société Nautique de Saint-Tropez, this internationally renowned event attracts around 3000 sailors. A reference point in the Mediterranean yachting season, the Giraglia Rolex Cup offers both offshore and inshore racing serving up the perfect blend of camaraderie and competition.
Jochen Schümann on the Giraglia Rolex Cup
Video above published Jun 6, 2017: German skipper and Olympic gold medallist Jochen Schümann talks about the Giraglia Rolex Cup, one of yachting’s premier competitions. Forged from friendship, this 243-nautical-mile offshore race through the Mediterranean brings together fleet of more than 200 yachts, sailing from Saint-Tropez to Genoa, Italy, via the iconic Giraglia rock off the tip of Corsica. Schümann, who won line honours in 2014 and a specially engraved Rolex timepiece, describes how special this race is to him and to the yachting community worldwide.
Renowned for its prevailing Corinthian spirit and proud traditions, the Giraglia Rolex Cup is three events in one, comprising overnight races from Marseilles and Sanremo to Saint-Tropez; an inshore series in Saint-Tropez; and the famous offshore race ‘La Giraglia’, which runs 241 nautical miles from Saint-Tropez to Genoa via the islet that gives the event its name. The 65th edition starts on Friday, 9 June 2017.
Official Regatta Website: http://www.yachtclubitaliano.it/it/regate/tutte-le-regate/giraglia-rolex-cup
The Giraglia Rolex Cup, which celebrates its 65th edition in 2017, includes one of the most renowned offshore races in the Mediterranean. Following races from Marseille and Sanremo the fleet will gather in the chic harbour of Saint-Tropez for three days of inshore competition before embarking on a 241-nautical mile offshore race to Genoa, Italy via the Giraglia, a rocky outcrop off the northern tip of Corsica.
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